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    Default Help Springs!

    Had a snaped spring got some PI 45mm drops
    done the back ones no problem
    got the front shock off lossened the top bolt before takeing shock off
    took spring off replaced it

    problem ive got now is getting the bolt to do back up whole lot is turning.

    any solutions to this problem? it lossened off with no problems but wont tighten back up

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    well someone has pi springs thn lol hope sum1 wil b along to help soon

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    I didn't fit mine mate so I can't give you an answer. my brother in law fiited them so I could ask him tomorrow?

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    that would be cool mate cheers,
    have work monday, and doing alot of miles cars sitting on drive :P with shocks but there lose

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    vice grips on the shaft of the shock, near the bottom were it doesnt go inside the shock, and try and use either wooden wice jaws or rags on vice/mole grips as to not damge them....or an air drill with socket will do it on itsw own usually

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    ...try as well cleaning the inside of the bolt and the threads at the top of the shock, makes it go on easier - wier brush should work

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    Don't use mole grips or the like on the piston of the damper, otherwise as soon as that bit that you have scored with the grips goes through the damper seal, it will rip it to bits. Windy gun is the best method but if you have to use hand tools, get hold of an oil filter strap wrench and wrap that around the piston to hold it tight as you wind the top nut on
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Don't use mole grips or the like on the piston of the damper, otherwise as soon as that bit that you have scored with the grips goes through the damper seal, it will rip it to bits. Windy gun is the best method but if you have to use hand tools, get hold of an oil filter strap wrench and wrap that around the piston to hold it tight as you wind the top nut on
    I agree air gun is the best, but if no chain ect, eve chain will mark without cloth or wood, moles are acceptable, especially were the shaft doesnt enter the damper seal

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    ...as long as you use cloth ect to provide a soft grip

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    sounds like a plan i will try grab one tommorow hopefully solve my problem
    long walk from here though :P
    i live about 8miles from the nearest bus stop

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