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Old 04-17-2015, 04:33 PM   #15
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i agree bud, lesson learned
where can I get used or cheap struts?
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:35 PM   #16
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i agree bud, lesson learned
where can I get used or cheap struts?
Chevy Dealer parts dept (not the cheapest I know)... if you don't want to wait for an order to come in.
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:51 PM   #17
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lol wtf. Why what was the problem with ur suspension for u to do that?
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:51 PM   #18
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i tried they are out of stock, adn $155 I found one new for $75
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:55 PM   #19
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Once that nut comes off, then you essentially are taking the strut apart. Only the very top nut comes off to remove the strut from the car, then you must use spring compressors before removing the second nut.

It doesn't look like there's enough thread there for the top hat to bolt back on. Also, please note that if you jack the car up like it is now, be prepared for the strut to drop out of the tower because there's no top hat to hold it in the car now.

You'll need to be careful to somehow support that knuckle while jacking it up to keep it from popping out and tearing the brake line possibly when the whole assembly flops out. The rubber bushing might keep it stuck in there long as you don't turn the wheel or anything once the tire is off the ground.

Unfortunately you're going to need a new strut there, I don't think there is any saving that. You might also need an impact to get that nut off since you know longer have anyway to keep the shaft from spinning.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:01 PM   #20
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what about having it towed? will they be able to tow it on a flat bed that way?
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:20 PM   #21
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what about having it towed? will they be able to tow it on a flat bed that way?

I would hope a flatbed would be ok. Man, this sucks. Sorry about your luck. Try not to feel too bad, everyone has made mistakes. Could have been worse.
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Not trying to be mean here but don't use a 35k car to learn about auto mechanics.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:16 PM   #23
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why not, everyone starts out some where and usually from necessity. the stupid tax is just higher.

op, this forum is a treasure trove of do it your self directions, your situation sucks and i hope you get it fixed but do a little searching next time.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:59 PM   #24
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why did you take it off what was wrong with the suspension. let me guess you hear a popping noise
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:18 PM   #25
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exactly
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #26
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You can remove it without compressing the suspension, the nut under it is what keeps tension on the suspension. What you do need to do is have an allen wrench in the top which for some reason I don't see in your photo. I have had mine out at least 6 times swapping factory for coil-overs and back when the coil-overs go out for rebuild.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:29 PM   #27
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exactly
everyone has that in there car. if you changed out your endlinks it could sound even worse I have never ever sat in a Camaro and not heard that sound. good luck. if anyone says they don't have it even a little I call BS
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:00 PM   #28
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I have stock struts off my SS, I'm guessing you need the whole assembly? PM me if your interested.
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