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Old 05-09-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Nope, you're all good..why do you ask..rough ride lately? LOL
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cuing the piston > cutting springs. Think of all the travel you've gained.
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Isn't that how its supposed to look? LoL. What shocks are you running?
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I bet you could feel a bump. Probably a few left in her. LOL
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It was a Bilstein HD, it happened on the way home from class. All I heard was what sounded like running over two small pieces of metal and a faint hissing sound. Got home and there was a small puddle of oil under that corner (DR). Scratched my head for a minute, then got out the jack...

Edit - I also get to clean a fair amount of oil out of my trunk, yippee!
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That is exactly how mine are mounted. I hate the oversteer though...
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That is exactly how mine are mounted. I hate the oversteer though...
Cool vid, that must've been scary! What do you mean about the mounting though?
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Cool vid, that must've been scary! What do you mean about the mounting though?
Not too scary, just felt bad that I couldn't catch it and happy that there was no damage to the car other than dirth.

I was just making fun of the blown damper. Mine are mounted just as they should be - like yours before blowing one up.
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Ah ok, I thought you were replying to someone.

I'm off to make some WTB threads...
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n/m about the WTB threads, the car can't be down too long, just ordered some.

I hope that bad things really do just happen in threes. First the steering rack, then the back bumper (tore it in the carport..), now this damn shock. Fingers crossed!
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Now I'm starting to think I must have jacked up the install somehow, or maybe it worked itself a bit loose in the mount, I'm not too smart with this stuff though. Thoughts?
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You didn't use an impact on the top shock bolt did you?
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Nope, no impact. Shaikh and I have spoken about this and the only thing we can figure is that there wasn't any (or enough) threadlocker on this corner. I have new hardware in my hands now from him, and he's sending me an "upgrade" package with the new style bushings and washers for the other corners. Going to be a bit more downtime but should be worth it in the end.
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