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daveion2002 01-14-2013 11:06 AM

Coil help :/
 
Put in new street edge coils in. The front is clunking though. so before I take it to a mechanic what could be wrong?

Mango 01-14-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by daveion2002 (Post 15059436)
Put in new street edge coils in. The front is clunking though. so before I take it to a mechanic what could be wrong?

you put in new street edge coils.

daveion2002 01-14-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 15059440)
you put in new street edge coils.

Ohh come on I'm sure I just ****ed up I've read a lot of people that have them and they are just fine

RayPooley 01-14-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by daveion2002 (Post 15059446)
Ohh come on I'm sure I just ****ed up I've read a lot of people that have them and they are just fine

Is it possible you might have damaged an FCAB during the process? Maybe one was ready to give up and, by removing the strut, it caused the rubber to come apart. Everything else on the strut tightened up properly?

daveion2002 01-14-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by RayPooley (Post 15059496)
Is it possible you might have damaged an FCAB during the process? Maybe one was ready to give up and, by removing the strut, it caused the rubber to come apart. Everything else on the strut tightened up properly?

I don't think so... They are brand new. Yeah every thing is tightened down to the right torque specs. Would an alinement fix it maybe?

WDE46 01-14-2013 11:32 AM

Check the top nut on the strut mounts. That one is difficult and could have loosened once the suspension had weight on it. Also, look at the connection of the strut to the steering knuckle. Make sure it is settled all the way down and any slots are aligned properly.

Mango 01-14-2013 11:36 AM

I don't like giving advice on bad parts because i feel like i'm condoning it. but it's probably a loose end link or bearing/plates.

RayPooley 01-14-2013 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by daveion2002 (Post 15059506)
I don't think so... They are brand new. Yeah every thing is tightened down to the right torque specs. Would an alinement fix it maybe?

Last time I changed struts it was stock for stock so no need to touch steering geometry. Don't know enough about your new coils. Its quite a simple job really. What is it? Three bottom bolts and three nuts at the top? I can't really think of where you could go wrong. Get it up on axle stands and move the wheels left and right by hand see if anything moves that shouldn't. Sorry dude. That's all I got.

daveion2002 01-14-2013 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 15059522)
I don't like giving advice on bad parts because i feel like i'm condoning it. but it's probably a loose end link or bearing/plates.

yeah I know i went cheap but I could have done worse and gone with Race lands!

daveion2002 01-14-2013 12:40 PM

Ill check those nuts and make sure every thing is tight. I was just looking at my job and it looks like the left strut is turned a little to the right (sway bar mount is turned) when the roters/ wheels are facing strait forward. Could this be the problem?

Mango 01-14-2013 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by daveion2002 (Post 15059731)
yeah I know i went cheap but I could have done worse and gone with Race lands!

how much were they if you don't mind me asking?

Mango 01-14-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by daveion2002 (Post 15059746)
Ill check those nuts and make sure every thing is tight. I was just looking at my job and it looks like the left strut is turned a little to the right (sway bar mount is turned) when the roters/ wheels are facing strait forward. Could this be the problem?

Even if its not, make sure everything is perfectly angled. always start with a proper install

Zell 01-14-2013 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by daveion2002 (Post 15059731)
yeah I know i went cheap but I could have done worse and gone with Race lands!

lolracelands

daveion2002 01-14-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 15059781)
how much were they if you don't mind me asking?

Don't mind at all. It was 395 with free shipping. It came with shortened sway bar links also.

daveion2002 01-15-2013 10:44 AM

So the spring noise went away is that good or bad?


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