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Old 08-23-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Koni yellows gave me an XI wheel gap...

So i have had H&R sport springs for awhile on my stock shocks and struts... Drop was perfect:



However after just installing my koni yellows... I have a huge gap in the front...







It also looks like my car wants to be carbon black as well (its jet black...and VERY dirty)
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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Lol Good Luck fixing that!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
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Lol Good Luck fixing that!
why meeeee!! Handles amazing now though But xi wheel gap
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:22 PM   #4
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Wow that's weird. Have you tried asking KONI about it? Hope you can remedy that...

BTW, Are those H&R sport springs compatible with stock shocks/struts? I'm thinking of picking some up, but I don't have the funds to get shocks with them.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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The H&R's ate up his stock shocks.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #6
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The H&R's ate up his stock shocks.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #7
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I need some answers!! It looks like I got a fat chick in the back
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #8
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:12 PM   #9
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1. your previous shocks were just blown.

2. make the the shock is fully seated behind the rotor. a lot of the time theres another inch or so that the shock can move down. loosen the bottom bolt and fiddle around with it.

take a picture of how far it is seated in there and i should be able to help.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:02 PM   #10
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1. your previous shocks were just blown.

2. make the the shock is fully seated behind the rotor. a lot of the time theres another inch or so that the shock can move down. loosen the bottom bolt and fiddle around with it.

take a picture of how far it is seated in there and i should be able to help.
Yeah I was pretty sure to get it in there all nice but.... I can get some pics for you guys. I did notice that my oem shock was a little too far down when I took them out... Is there any way to go lower than this? I have the sport springs that are red....
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:36 PM   #11
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Check if the springs are resting of the dips in the hat and bottom plate. Check if the strut nut is tight. Make sure the bottom of the shock is as low as possible before you tighten the pinch nut by the rotor. Give the setup time to settle, I have an xi with Konis and Eibach ProKits and your gap is bigger
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yeah i had to pry mine open and put a jack under my rotor and push it up.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:24 AM   #13
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Could I tighten the strut nut from the shock tower while they are installed? I also have some reinforcement plates I never put in should I just take it all out and put those in as well?
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Have a Shop Check it out...
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Have a Shop Check it out...
No way I do everything on my own
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Haha Ok... I had a shop install my Kw's For me...
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:39 AM   #17
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Haha Ok... I had a shop install my Kw's For me...
You should do your own work! Much better feeling when its you who made your car look/perform like it does. Not to mention all the knowledge and experience you gain!
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:37 PM   #18
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Well I just put my meyle hd rear shock mounts in... i guess I'll put the fronts in too and check out the struts. it does look like I can torque down that strut nut a bit more.

EDIT: I also notice that the springs in the front are binded right now.... as in the coils are all touching towards the top, is that normal?

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Old 08-24-2010, 01:13 PM   #19
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Ok both the brake assemblies look spot on. There is about a quarter of an inch of the the strut sticking out the bottom. I'm gonna pull the struts out and tighten the main strut bolt. Any recommendations on how to hold the the strut to keep parts from spinning while I tighten the bolt?
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I do All My Mods Except I dont Wanna Fvck With The Important Stuff Like Suspension Components.... I let Bmw Do My Oil Change Im planning on a Brembo BBK In the near future and having my indy shop do it.... I did My Dinan Intake
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