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 Post subject: F'ing Coilies
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Right. where to start... bloke in the garage near me is re tapping the thread on one of my coilovers for tomorrow... so i built up the rears... spot on.... came to the other front coilover which is sound thread wise etc and im having issues...

i need a spanner for startes with an angle so i can tighten it up as i cnt find my 19mm spanner anywhere... but, if i do manage to get it tightened up it doesnt seem like there will be enough thread coming out of the top anyway... not sure if the strut tops are incorrect etc but ill let you look at the pics to see if everything seems ok...

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with this, it seems there are ridges where different shaped springs can fit i think... not sure if this is restricting the nut to go down further?
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built up, if i push down and put all my weight on it there is hardly any thread coming out.
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just want them on lol :(
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 Post subject: Re: F'ing Coilies
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Do you not use spring compressors then on these?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:18 pm 
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no, just wind the collar down and theres no compression then :)

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Well wind it down then, looks like theres still a good inch to go or is that just the darkness of the photo?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:10 pm 
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no you are right, i wont find out until ive wound it down, but it was just a thought lol, we will see!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: F'ing Coilies
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:13 am 
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True, however... this next picture is where the bearing is sitting at the bottom of the thread
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it has nowhere else to go! i will need more thread than that! maybe theres something in there i dont need? sooo lost

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:33 am 
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That's plenty of thread IIRC.

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How much do you bloody want lol

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well i need the nut to go on that, then it needs to come through the strut and have a bigger one on!?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:58 am 
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Don't you need to compress the springs down so you can get lots of thread?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:28 pm 
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You must be doing something wrong Ben.

When I refurbished my AVO's I had loads of thread

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Although, I had a small amount before I tightened it all up properly.

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You shouldn't need spring compressors, dont think I used any.

Just in case you need it, picture of mine stripped down:

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Assembly: Bottom adjustment collar > Spring > Top collar > Suspension cup > Little nut.

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yeah exactly what im doing! ive wound the collar all the way to the bottom so theres no pressure of the spring. i need a spanner at an angle to be able to tighten the nut in the cup... thats where im stuck...

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1. From what i can see from the pics, your putting it together in the wrong order?

- obviously start with the shock
- height adjuster on
- then spring.
- then spring mounting,
- then bearing,
- then top cup
- then bolt (make sure you use the thinner avo one)

from the pic it looks like you are trying to put bearing in before then spring mount?

2. You need one of these :

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I still had to grind a bit off mine to make it sit in properly.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:12 pm 
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u cucd be onto something there cookie, ill post pics in a min, they came one way, just figured that was the correct way lol! and yes, i do need one! im picking one up later actually... give us just one sec...

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 Post subject: Re: F'ing Coilies
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so cookie, instead of this:
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it should be this:
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if it is im going to feel a righttt tit! lol.

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No it doesnt sit like that, it sits how it is in the first picture

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 Post subject: Re: F'ing Coilies
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hmm, wonder what cookie meant then... because the bearing is under that/on the cup... need that spanner anyway to be able to tighten it... going halfords in a min so will get one then, then try it tonight

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 Post subject: Re: F'ing Coilies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:49 pm 
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ben17southport wrote:
so cookie, instead of this:
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It goes like that, THEN the bearing on top! then other cup, then the nut!

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