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Old 10-22-2015, 07:16 PM   #21
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I finally got the car up on jack stands and took the wheels off. There's definitely binding going on with both sides within the lowest two springs. I redid the tq on the 3 strut mount bolts for each side and checked the tq on the sway bar link bolts and lower spindle bolts (?) That's tq is supposed to be set at 60ft lbs and everything was still good and holding.



Yea, looking at the 1st pix, you can see where the top spring is resting on the one above it.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:17 PM   #22
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Like to see what it looks like when the wheels are on the ground, but then thinking about it my rear springs are the same way w/ 4 or 5 like that.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:18 PM   #23
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I'd try rotating the insulation around some.
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That's what I was getting at next lol
I took the recommendation of two different forum members who are running sportlines with the front st set up. Well, one had since switched out because, "it didn't take long for them to start riding like garbage". I'm beginning to think that he just had the wrong parts like me.
Might look into just re-using your stock mounts if they'll fit on the ST struts. That is the solution for the 08-11 because the strut design isn't different than 06-07, only the mount.
(by that I mean, in order to use 06-07 springs, I must use the 06-07 strut mount, even if the struts are for an 08-11)
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Might look into just re-using your stock mounts if they'll fit on the ST struts. That is the solution for the 08-11 because the strut design isn't different than 06-07, only the mount.
(by that I mean, in order to use 06-07 springs, I must use the 06-07 strut mount, even if the struts are for an 08-11)
Its like I can't post before you steal the words lol.
They're off 90 degrees from the alignment notches because when I tried to line them up the spring wouldn't sit flush but when I rotated 90 degrees it sat flush with the plastic.

So can I stick with the st strut and run the stock cap, bearinf, and mount? Do I have to switch to titanium handling package front struts and get all new top pieces? Or run the st struts and replace with new oem stock pieces (wondering of the bearings and top mount would work, doubt it).
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They're off 90 degrees from the alignment notches because when I tried to line them up the spring wouldn't sit flush but when I rotated 90 degrees it sat flush with the plastic.

So can I stick with the st strut and run the stock cap, bearinf, and mount? Do I have to switch to titanium handling package front struts and get all new top pieces? Or run the st struts and replace with new oem stock pieces (wondering of the bearings and top mount would work, doubt it).
That is a question for a mk3 owner.
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That is a question for a mk3 owner.
Well, I made a post over there with a link so hopefully I can get some part gurus to help out. I wanna tackle this Saturday but I need all the parts there before getting started and realizing that my only option is aftermarket struts , stock struts, or st struts with a multi combination of the 3 top components.
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Well, I'll be contacting eibach again on monday. If what the tech claims is true and "the top coil should be aligned with the bearing mount tab" than there is a design flaw with the eibach springs.


Sure, I'll align the end of the coil with the tab to get Hella flush lol not

Both stock and eibach coil.springs are placed firmly in the lower strut perch for all of these pictures.
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I redid the tq on the 3 strut mount bolts for each side .
I meant the center bolt holding the strut shaft to the top mounting - however, in later pictures it "appears" that it should be torqued sufficiently. That being insufficiently tightened has caused rattling for me before.

And, it does look like you're getting coil bind there - that seems problematic...

As to the spring not mating to the top of the mount correctly, it looks like it's ok to me.

A real mystery here.
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Yea, the st strut bolt nut has the same amount of threads showing out the top as the oem one did. I spoke with eibach several times and he seams clueless as well. Not impressed. I might take a loss, sell them next year, and go coil overs instead.
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