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Old 04-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #301
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And do I use the factory rubber pads just on top of the arm and not on the top of the perch?
Can you post a picture of what exactly you mean by this? I installed mine today but I hear this little clicking sound in the rear.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:23 AM   #302
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Can you post a picture of what exactly you mean by this? I installed mine today but I hear this little clicking sound in the rear.
I haven't done them yet. But the rubber pads are situated on the top and bottom of the rear springs. And according to kris, use only the bottom rubber pad.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #303
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Yes you do want reuse the rubber pads.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #304
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I reused the bottom rubber pad. Howevwr, on the top where the thing that adjustes
he height, I just used that. Am I suppose to reuse the rubber pad on the top
Too?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #305
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Ok, a washer that came with the rear shock(zip tied with each rear shock), where do I install it? Do I use it instead of the rectangular washer on the shock bolt connected to rear arm?
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:50 AM   #306
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #307
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Ok, a washer that came with the rear shock(zip tied with each rear shock), where do I install it? Do I use it instead of the rectangular washer on the shock bolt connected to rear arm?
Edit: got the answer. Using the washer instead of the rectangle washer in stock shock.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #308
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Installed the rear setup with new RSMs and Rtabs. Waiting for spacers to install the fronts. The car is not being driven while waiting though.

Now, one thing I noticed was the rear spring didn't go in with the spring hat to its mounting point on the arm when pushed manually. I lowered the car to the ground. I will check later on if it slid in with the weight of the car.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #309
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Would be interested in knowing this too !
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #310
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Hey kris, how can I track the shipping for my order? All it says is "awaiting shipment"
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:29 PM   #312
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FUDGE! If i woulda known this I woulda gotten these instead! If I don't end up liking the RL I'll order these and sell the RL Coils....
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:22 AM   #314
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Ok, I was one of the first people to buy this kit (if not the first) and my rear passenger spring beginning to sag. I have to it set much higher on that side to level out. I'm going to contact kris to get a new set sent out. Could be the torque from having a manual transmission. Other than that the kit has held up great. Ride has stayed consistent. Very happy with my purchase.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:33 AM   #315
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This is my passenger side at highest setting. As you can see it has sagged.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:33 AM   #316
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And this is drivers side. These aren't set to highest setting. No sag.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:14 PM   #318
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And this is drivers side. These aren't set to highest setting. No sag.
Can you send me your email address? I am going to send you a few things to look at. I don't want to assume the spring is sagging already after such little time. I want to cover the basics first.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #319
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Thank you Kris for answering my questions on the installation.
I am pretty sure I got it right but just for the confirmation, I would like to get consensus on how the rear spring pads are installed on this setup.

According to instructions, it says use the factory upper spring perch between the control arm and spring.

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Here, is the realoem diagram.
Factory upper perch is part number 18 in this diagram.

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So, do I use part number 18 in place of part number 15 of the realOEM picture?

Currently I have part number 15 between the spring and control arm(as factory setup). And I had trouble getting the spring get into the arm using part 15.

I havent driven the car since the installation as we have had a lot of snow. As soon as the snow clears I am going to install the front coils as well.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:15 AM   #320
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Hi Kris,

I am in the Canadian Forces, what information do i need to provide you in order to have the discount ?

I'm looking to buy the coilovers today!

Thank you for your time,
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