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01-16-2013 03:33 PM
rcksvtcontour

01-16-2013 12:18 AM
ah1f39 Some kits come with the wrong nut. It may be the incorrect "taller" nut. Go to the dealer and get the correct "shorter" nut. Or re-use the old nut.

It can be changed with the strut installed and wheels on the ground. Just use a wrench and Allen wrench.
01-15-2013 01:54 AM
rcksvtcontour I just installed my ford racing kit and came to the same issue. What i did was put the nut in a lathe and cut of the extra metal they added on the ford racing nut and made it the same height as the stock. Ill post a pic tomorrow
04-11-2011 03:09 PM
tjboston5676 when i installed mine (didnt come pre-assembled) thats as far as mine went and just the other day i saw someone posting with the same problem so this seems to be pretty common. i havent had any problems with them coming undone or anything
04-11-2011 02:57 PM
roosterst I'm even more comfortable with this, since I'm not the only one. Thanks Shaun.
04-11-2011 01:32 PM
homey55
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This is an email from Ford Racing.
I got the same nut for mine. You have it installed correctly...the nut is longer than the threads. You can either threadlock the new nut or re-use the old nut. Mine has been fine since I installed it in October of last year.
04-11-2011 11:19 AM
roosterst This is an email from Ford Racing.

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The nut used is taller than it needs to be, so loc-tite is used instead.

They are ready to go as is.

Thanks,
04-10-2011 12:35 PM
roosterst I'll have to take them out, and have a better look at them.

If they are crossthreaded, that would be kinda crappy, since they don't have any type of warranty.

Thanks guys
04-10-2011 12:33 PM
PSUrivie ^^^^what Carl said
04-10-2011 12:29 PM
CJohn364 Maybe the nut got cross-threaded and that's why it's binding.
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