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FIrst question, I installed my coilovers today, and the way they were sent to me was spring/hat mounted all the way to the top of the strut. Now when I installed them the mounting bracket to the spidle can unscrew/screw up and down. So I Lowered it more so it can be installed onto the spindle. It wasn't low enough so I brought the spring and hat down since the bottom piece can't be moved. Now the spring is hitting the hat/top mount everytime I hit a bump. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? The second question is whats the torque spec on the camber adjustment t-5 studs? I did them to 15ft-lbs but they're still moving back/forth screwing up my camber. Thanks!
 

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FIrst question, I installed my coilovers today, and the way they were sent to me was spring/hat mounted all the way to the top of the strut. Now when I installed them the mounting bracket to the spidle can unscrew/screw up and down. So I Lowered it more so it can be installed onto the spindle. It wasn't low enough so I brought the spring and hat down since the bottom piece can't be moved. Now the spring is hitting the hat/top mount everytime I hit a bump. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? The second question is whats the torque spec on the camber adjustment t-5 studs? I did them to 15ft-lbs but they're still moving back/forth screwing up my camber. Thanks!
When you you install the coilovers they should look just like my picture posted below, front and back. The two collars under the spring(red arrow) need to be adjusted so that the spring is snug up against the top hat(blue arrow) Without putting preload on the spring. The single black collar(green arrow) needs to be tightened against the spindle mount when you have your desired ride height, otherwise there will be play and slop. The wheel will act like it has a bad wheel bearing or ball joint if you don't have this black collar tightened down against the mount. When adjusting the spring height, use the single orange collar(red arrow) closest to the bottom of the spring. When you get the spring where it needs to be, bring the second orange collar up and use the wrenches provided in your kit to tighten the two collars together by turning them in opposite directions so them act like a jam nut to prevent them from backing off. I recommend you periodically check all these collars for tightness every time you feel its necessary or when you take the wheel off. As long as they are tight they should not back off, but its a good idea to check them. The bolts on your camber plates need to be tighter obviously, because they should not move when driving the car. I just use a regular allen wrench and tighten them up good, but I don't pull hard on it, and I don't have any problem with them at all. I have no idea what kind of torque they should be set at, but I would suggest you call K-sport if you really want to know for sure, which if you find out let me know, I am curious what it would be myself. Let me know if you need more help
 

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Ok, so the previous ower had it right before. Except the black coller was on the bottom of the strut in the front... And in this kit I didn't receive wrenches lol. And if I find out I'll let you know, thanks alot!
 
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