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Old 18 Apr 2021, 12:37 am
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Having paid for this twice, and getting rid of the "Slammer" lowering set up, I am installing the German made H&R lowering springs myself.

First, I am doing the fronts this weekend, until new isolators come for the rears.
Nothing out of the normal on the driver's side.
But, I just can't seem to get the bolts at the top of the assembly back into position in the engine bay.
**Possibly I have lost/screwed the proper coil orientation.

Can anybody tell me the proper orientation of the coil spring ends for the Passenger side Front???
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Old 18 Apr 2021, 03:55 pm
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I don't think it makes any difference where the springs ends are with struts. Not like the older cars with coil springs that sit in pockets where the coil end has to be in a specific place.

do you have the bottom of the strut bolted to the knuckle? if so loosen those bolts, maybe only have one in place to allow the top to move around more.
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Old 18 Apr 2021, 08:28 pm
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Thanks for the come back.
But, the knuckle was free.

**Turned out that the problem was.....(my first thru 4th attempts ever at this).....that as I loosened the spring compressors, I was allowing the strut bearing on top and shaft, to drift off center.....not holding it centered.

That's all it was! Finished up this afternoon, and returned the loaner spring compressors to Autozone!

But, now I can see my my fav dealer charged me $300 to put back in the OEM springs in front 2 months ago.

I'll post a picture or two in my "Member's Project" Thread.
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