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Old 01-15-2014, 11:05 AM   #681
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Here is the low down on camber plates......You can use camber plates if your little heart desires lol. Just be aware when you are going for the "hella flush" look with crazy camber you do run the risk of damaging the rod of the shock. This is for ANY brand coilover.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #682
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Bump just gonna order this better then raceland just gotta order top hats and time to install.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:48 PM   #683
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I am having an issue with one of my front struts. You can hear a noise at low speeds when going over bumps and if you push down on the car you can make the same sound appear. It almost sounds like metal on metal rubbing but I am not sure.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:58 PM   #684
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If you put in New mounts, you probably forgot to use the washer between the mount and the strut.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:26 PM   #685
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If you put in New mounts, you probably forgot to use the washer between the mount and the strut.
I had a shop do it and they put the washer in with the new mounts.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:29 PM   #686
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Hmm....You sure? Did you watch them install? Is the helper spring on top? How low did you go?
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:09 PM   #687
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Hmm....You sure? Did you watch them install? Is the helper spring on top? How low did you go?
Ya 100% sure I was there when they had all the parts out and told them what had to be reused. Helper spring is on top like it came in the box and it is one full turn from being as low as it will go.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:40 PM   #688
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How are your control arm bushings?
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Control arms and bushing are brand new.
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Looks like im gonna have to rent a lift on base now to check this issue out. Hopefully its something simple.
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Can you give me your CENTER of wheel hub to TOP of fender measurements for both front and rear? I am not blaming your install but 4 out of 5 problems customer experience are related to install. And most are done by shops.
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Did you have to run spacers?
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Can you give me your CENTER of wheel hub to TOP of fender measurements for both front and rear? I am not blaming your install but 4 out of 5 problems customer experience are related to install. And most are done by shops.
I will get that too you when I can dont have access to a tape measure right now.
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No I am not running spacers at all.
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What are your offsets on your wheels? Size? What size are the tires?
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I'll bet you're rubbing.
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What are your offsets on your wheels? Size? What size are the tires?
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I'll bet you're rubbing.
I couldn't tell you the offsets of them but they arent rubbing I am running a 235 in the front. Its only the drivers side strut that is making noise passenger side is perfectly fine.
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I'll bet you're rubbing.
That is what I am thinking.
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That is what I am thinking.
There is no rubbing at all.
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