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    HELP: TC kline Koni coilover installation...

    How do you tighthen the strut nut to the upper strut mount? It seems that the nut falls too deep to hold the strut from spinning with the smaller hex on the the strut itself and the springs seem like that they wont compress much to make the treads poke through. Any help is apopreciated

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    with stock they have to be compressed, now

    don't know about these. However you can assemble the bearing to the strut before attaching it to the wheel well, if that helps.

    Now for me and using with a GC strut, on a 95, there were problems with just getting a thin walled socket into the bearing to attach. Because a deep socket isn't thin, lots of washers were used so that a normal depth socket could attach the bolt. Also I hear with Koni be careful with using an air gun as it may break the adjustor._______
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    Did you get through this?

    As I remeber, I used a spark plug wrench for the main nut, turning it with a box end wrench on the back end. I held the shaft with a 1/4 drive socket using an extension trough the 3/8 opening of the spark plug socket. (push the extension through and snap on the socket. It will slide up inside the spark plug socket nicely.)

    It doesn't let you use a torque wrench, but it does hold the shaft while tightening the main nut. Just check it ocaisonally to be sure it stays tight.

    I don't recall an issue with the spring length.

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