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Old 05-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #401
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I got the same real rapid squeaky noise on big bumps. Everything is installed correctly I'm going to wait till it settles alil more to see what happens.


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Old 05-16-2013, 07:35 AM   #402
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I got the same real rapid squeaky noise on big bumps. Everything is installed correctly I'm going to wait till it settles alil more to see what happens.


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Yeah I've had them for about a month now and the noise is still there. Can someone tell me how much the torque spec is for shock bolt that is in the trunk?
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:43 AM   #403
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2 weeks after install no problems. Thanks 2 Street edge and The Suspension Source

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:27 AM   #404
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Yeah I've had them for about a month now and the noise is still there. Can someone tell me how much the torque spec is for shock bolt that is in the trunk?
Tightening torque for piston rod nut is 25 Nm (18 ft-lb). The rear axle shock absorber has to be installed according to the car manufacturers installation instructions.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #405
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anybody have these for over 10k miles?
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anybody have these for over 10k miles?
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:26 AM   #407
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Yea i searched and saw a guy still liked then after 15k. What about 30k though?
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Yea i searched and saw a guy still liked then after 15k. What about 30k though?
I dont know of any coil overs to last that long.
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ok oh i wasnt sure. are coilovers more for track or lowering? or both? i dont know much but Im just looking for a sport suspension ride height thats a little firmer than my OEM non sport stock w 85k miles on them. bumpy roads in wisc
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ok oh i wasnt sure. are coilovers more for track or lowering? or both? i dont know much but Im just looking for a sport suspension ride height thats a little firmer than my OEM non sport stock w 85k miles on them. bumpy roads in wisc
These are meant for lowering. These will be firm and give you the adjustably of your ride hight.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:08 AM   #411
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I've probably put 5k on mine and still really like them... they lower the car nicely and the handling was greatly improved compared to my sport suspension.

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Old 05-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #412
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These can last for many miles after 15k. I have about 30k on my KW suspensions kit still pushing strong. It all varies on your driving habits and what not.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:52 AM   #413
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Found out the problem it was the wheel hitting the spring I needed spacers. So, i put these bad boys on with lower offsets!

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When i I installed my rears i flipped the spring so the adjuster would ne at the bottom. Seemed easier to access. I have no ill effects. Is there a problem with running the rears this way?
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Please install to our specs. This will prevent any noises or premature ware.
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I will be flipping it tomorrow when i get my wheels installed. Just wondering considering I had no install instructions. Would be nice... would have never known if Ididnt seefollow this post. . However I have not had any issues sqeaks or nocking since install. Great product
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #418
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Did anyone have to run spacers and extended lugs with these?


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I am running 10mm at front and 15mm spacers at the rears with extended bolts.

You should be good with the wheels of 40 offset in the front.

I had style 44s which are 47 offset, hence needed at least 5mm spacers. I went with 10mm ECS spacers with extended bolts.

The rears dont require spacers, but I put 15mm for the looks.

So, yes for the spacers up front if you are running anything more than 40 offset wheels up front. Else the tires will rub the springs.
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