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    Coilover noobe

    Hey All, so after a long research and the tremendous help from this forum I finally purchased and installed Kings coilovers. What an upgrade from before. But I’m not completely happy because of rubbing noises. The spring slider is rubbing on the threads. The shop who installed then (Rebel Offroad) already clocked the springs. So that they are 180 degrees from each other (top and bottom).
    Is this normal? Do they have to wear themselves in? Kings talks about the how smooth and heir products are. What am I doing wrong?
    I should mentioned that I have a short arm kit at the moment, with non adjustable from arms.
    I would like to hear from you and your thoughts. TYIMG_8892.jpg


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    Not sure about the noise, but I think I'd raise my front track bar to the highest hole on the mount if I were you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Not sure about the noise, but I think I'd raise my front track bar to the highest hole on the mount if I were you.
    I don’t think I can, because it is not an adjustable one and it will swing the axle out on one side. I guess I need to change it as soon as possible


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    You need to drop the secondary nut on the threads so it is about an inch above the slider.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkzinger View Post
    You need to drop the secondary nut on the threads so it is about an inch above the slider.


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    I’ll try that right now. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mallavoider View Post
    I don’t think I can, because it is not an adjustable one and it will swing the axle out on one side. I guess I need to change it as soon as possible


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    I thought that was the case but you'd definitely benefit from raising it.
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    All German Motorsports shock sliders will fix the coil noise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PATRIOTKJM View Post
    All German Motorsports shock sliders will fix the coil noise.


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    So is this a common issue? It is driving me insane.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Not sure about the noise, but I think I'd raise my front track bar to the highest hole on the mount if I were you.
    I think in this case it wouldn’t, it would probably give him bumpsteer if he did. He would need to flip his drag link as well and raise the track bar to see the improvement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benito View Post
    I think in this case it wouldn’t, it would probably give him bumpsteer if he did. He would need to flip his drag link as well and raise the track bar to see the improvement.


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    What kind of improvement you I end up with? A while back I was going to flip it, but I could not understand the benefits from doing so. I could use the sleeve insert to flip the tie rod and drag link without drilling out the knuckle.


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