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Front Coilovers Ireland Engineering installation help


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When you shorten the struts I didnt cut as much out as the instructions said , I did about 1/2" less , it still gives you lots to play with . Make sure your cut is square to the tube , tac and then test fit your billys in the tube before you final weld, they are a pretty close fit in the tube , so if your out a bit they wont go in . Every thing else is straight forward.

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i did it just how the instructions said and it worked out perfectly. the hardest part i think was getting that damn big nut off (had to use a pipe wrench)

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I followed the instructions made the two cuts and cleaned up the housing the best I could. It was so rusted and pitted took all day, but can someone confirm this is in the correct order and I weld the upper and lower part of the collar?

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huh?

Cut the strut, remove the original spring perch.

If you're shortening, take a chunk out that includes the perch.

Put the new threaded collar perch about where you want it, reweld the strut

back together (don't get TOO excited or you'll blow through, get a slag drop

inside, and have to chisel it out... ask me how I know)

tack the new perch where you think it should be, assemble, try.

If it's good, weld new perch in place, paint, reassemble.

Otherwise, move perch, retry,

yadda yadda.

It's hard to get wrong. Even if you forget the new collar perch, you

can just cut it in half to install it.

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Hi Heist,

You need to flip the weld-on collar over 180 degrees relative to how you have it in your picture: the smaller diameter end is meant to center into the threaded coil sleeve.

The weld-on collar has two functions, it supports and centers the coil sleeve as well as acts as the coupler to weld the top and bottom strut portions back together. Use a strut insert and gland nut to help center everything up when you tack them together, and then remove the insert and gland nut to finish your welds. Voila.

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Hi Heist,

You need to flip the weld-on collar over 180 degrees relative to how you have it in your picture: the smaller diameter end is meant to center into the threaded coil sleeve.

The weld-on collar has two functions, it supports and centers the coil sleeve as well as acts as the coupler to weld the top and bottom strut portions back together. Use a strut insert and gland nut to help center everything up when you tack them together, and then remove the insert and gland nut to finish your welds. Voila.

Yeah I just noticed I flipped it the wrong way when I snapped the pictures, but beyond the flipped collar its correct right? thanks for the help Jeremy and the tip for centering I'm lacking the terminology, but I believe I understand what you mean.

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