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Old 10-21-2005, 07:55 PM   #41
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Is it next to fucking impossible for anyone else to line up the rear fork bolt when reassembling?
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:18 PM   #42
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Dude...hook up the top of the rear strut completely and THEN line it up...and WD40 the fork/hub interface. Seriously it's like a 20 minute job...no offense...
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:06 PM   #43
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Thats what I did. But the hub assy kept wanting to stay higher than the strut assy was. I used a small wrench as a lever between the two and lined em up that way. Took about 10 min on the other side. Spring compressors are SO tedious...
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:13 PM   #44
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Oh it's prob different on stockish springs...with my Tanabes everything lines up perfectly, no compressor necessary...
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:16 PM   #45
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Bump to the top as I am adding pics to the install how-to.
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:50 AM   #46
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very good write up , i i had to figure strut and spring install on my own. this should help any one out
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:53 AM   #47
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Is anyone else's bottom fork bolt REALLY freaking hard to get off? Like..nearly impossibly hard? Any suggestions? I already tried WD40ing the hell out of it, and Im still here asking this question, so thats probably out. Dammit..I hate that bolt
im a little late on this thread, but i had a hard time getting this bolt out of the bottom rear driver side suspension.. pain in the ass, i finally get leverage and i broke off the head of the mother fucker.. it took me 45 minutes to do all three and 2 hours of fucking with this one bolt. any suggestions.. now i have a drop on three sides and one stock shock/spring assembly installed
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never mind i found mikes threadsiezed lower rear suspension bolt
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:57 PM   #49
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About getting the assembly to clear the fender when taking the strut/springs out, all you have to do is have a friend stand on the rotor to move it down enough to get the strut/springs to clear the fender. You have to put a good amount of weight on it to get enough room but when you let up it just pops right back up...they are spring loaded to move to the top when there is no pressure on them.
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:25 PM   #50
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not to sound like an idiot but yea what is a bumpstop?

i did make the switch from springs to coils... but my ride rides like shit its all bouncy.. i have kyb adjustalbes set to a good rate paired with ground controls. im bouncing left and right
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:45 PM   #51
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not to sound like an idiot but yea what is a bumpstop?

i did make the switch from springs to coils... but my ride rides like shit its all bouncy.. i have kyb adjustalbes set to a good rate paired with ground controls. im bouncing left and right
bumpstop is a yellow spongy looking thing that goes over the shock piston. (its up under the dust boot on stocks) This makes sure that the shock will not bottom out, a nice thing to have on a lowered suspension, but you usually have to cut them to allow for more play since you are already reducing the flex. Come to think of it, not sure if I used them or not on my suspension.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:49 PM   #52
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alright cool... i have one then lol... i always wondered what that did...but i didnt cut mine.. i left the dust cover off because it didnt fit with my coils..is it bad not to have one?
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:27 PM   #53
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alright cool... i have one then lol... i always wondered what that did...but i didnt cut mine.. i left the dust cover off because it didnt fit with my coils..is it bad not to have one?
well, you allow dirt and stuff to get on top of the shock easier and scratch the shock piston. Over time it could make it leak, but shouldnt be anything you would have to worry about for quite a while as long as you dont live on a dirt road or something.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:29 PM   #54
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:27 PM   #55
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sorta tha opposite there

you should alwayz loosen the bottom nut first of ur struts before loosenin the top oness u neva loosen the top onesfirst....as for i have i seen its results lol not niceeeee
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:55 AM   #56
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Is it next to fucking impossible for anyone else to line up the rear fork bolt when reassembling?
you need either 2 jacks - 1 supporting the car and the second one to push the rear trailing assy / brakes up to line up with the shock. I did it countless times, by myself in order to adjust the rears of my coilovers. It takes a bit of time, but it works
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Old 04-09-2006, 02:39 PM   #57
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Hey, have a few questions about koni yellow shocks. I received mine and I am wondering if we just put the spring seat onto the height adjustable circlip? On a Integra DIY, it shows a ring being placed on top the circlipe first, shown below.

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Ring on top circlip


My shocks didn't come with any circlip. ARe they supposed to? And final question is in the following pic, you'll see a white washer and the bumpstop on the shock shaft. HOW do you get the washer there? The hole isn't big enough to go on there. The bumpstop isn't either. Any help would be great, thanks.

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Old 04-09-2006, 02:45 PM   #58
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When i talked to the the workers at neuspeed over the phone i asked them why is my car riding up so high. He said do not sue the bumpstops the only thing that should be in there is the white little clip that comes with the kit thats it do not use the stops they will actually damage that strut and make your car ride like shit trust me i know this ive been there before.
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Hey, have a few questions about koni yellow shocks. I received mine and I am wondering if we just put the spring seat onto the height adjustable circlip? On a Integra DIY, it shows a ring being placed on top the circlipe first, shown below.

Circlip only


Ring on top circlip


My shocks didn't come with any circlip. ARe they supposed to? And final question is in the following pic, you'll see a white washer and the bumpstop on the shock shaft. HOW do you get the washer there? The hole isn't big enough to go on there. The bumpstop isn't either. Any help would be great, thanks.

Their should have come a spring seat with the setup you bought. There should be 4 seats total and look a lot like the ones on your stock shocks. The stock ones don't move though. Anyway, move the clip to where you want it, slide the spring seat over the shock and onto the clip. Actually, directions should have come with that setup as well with a picture diagram. Follow that picture diagram.
As far as the bumpstops and white clip, the bumpstops do fit. You just gotta muscle them down. The white clip should have a break in it. It is bendable so just bend it onto the shock at the bottom past the round metal weld where the silver spacer is in your pic above.
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When i talked to the the workers at neuspeed over the phone i asked them why is my car riding up so high. He said do not sue the bumpstops the only thing that should be in there is the white little clip that comes with the kit thats it do not use the stops they will actually damage that strut and make your car ride like shit trust me i know this ive been there before.
So DON'T use bumpstops? They make your car ride liek shit huh and damage the strut.
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