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Old 07-20-2017, 07:04 PM   #61
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Just replied and said the Chassis is actually the same so it will still be a problem. Gonna send out my dampers but not sure how to separate them from the adjustment part of the strut, how did you remove yours?
That's contrary to information I was given. I'd call to clarify and ask to speak to Sales Mgr Scott. He seemed more knowledgeable regarding an X application than anyone else I spoke to at Stance. 1 847 290-1568 ext 113.

To replace dampers requires disassembly of the shock to remove the damper. Then upon reassembly you'll have to adjust the proper spring tension.
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That's contrary to information I was given. I'd call to clarify and ask to speak to Sales Mgr Scott. He seemed more knowledgeable regarding an X application than anyone else I spoke to at Stance. 1 847 290-1568 ext 113.

To replace dampers requires disassembly of the shock to remove the damper. Then upon reassembly you'll have to adjust the proper spring tension.
I got this far and now unsure how to separate the Damper. Please let me know how you got it out. Thanks
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Remove the top hat and I think you're done.
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I got this far and now unsure how to separate the Damper. Please let me know how you got it out. Thanks
Remove the large center nut on the top hat. On reinstall ensure the lower gold metal bearing is clamped down. That requires proper torquing of that large center nut. If not properly torqued that bearing will freely rotate around the shaft and provide you with a constant pinging sound. The bearing's function is to keep the tophat secured in its location against the shaft. It keeps the shaft from poking thru the tophat. The proper torque specification is 35 lbs.

I'm no mechanic, and paid to have my c/o's installed. I was informed by one installer that the XR1 is unique as "most c/o's do not have that freely spinning bearing."

As a result of my first installer not torquing down that center nut it was then I learned that the XR1 is not shipped to install. The c/o requires proper setup BEFORE installation. So I found a different shop and even they weren't aware that that center nut requires a 35 lb torquing.

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Got my replacement's today and they are a bit longer at 9.5" , will it be a problem that they are not 10.5" like the ones you received? thanks again!

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Got my replacement's today and they are a bit longer at 9.5" , will it be a problem that they are not 10.5" like the ones you received? thanks again!
Congrats! I'd confirm with Scott at Stance...he's the man!
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Update, i had to send back the 9.5" dampers i got and got the zinc coated ones that are 10.5"! Will finally be able to install my coils even though summer is ending, what a bummer. But i still think i need to install them and keep them a bit below stock height as my OEM shocks/struts are in need of replacement. Thanks for this thread Coltrane1! You sure helped me and a few others avoid the hefty fees for installing/removing the coils. Thank you sir.
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Update, i had to send back the 9.5" dampers i got and got the zinc coated ones that are 10.5"! Will finally be able to install my coils even though summer is ending, what a bummer. But i still think i need to install them and keep them a bit below stock height as my OEM shocks/struts are in need of replacement. Thanks for this thread Coltrane1! You sure helped me and a few others avoid the hefty fees for installing/removing the coils. Thank you sir.
Outstanding! Can't wait to see your sedan!
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Coltrane1, Can you comment on the ride quality being that you've had the coil overs for a few months now?

I'm ready to pull the trigger on these coils, but I'm still on the fence about how much ride quality is going to change.

I've had cars in the past with coil overs, but they weren't my daily driver.
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Coltrane1, Can you comment on the ride quality being that you've had the coil overs for a few months now?

I'm ready to pull the trigger on these coils, but I'm still on the fence about how much ride quality is going to change.

I've had cars in the past with coil overs, but they weren't my daily driver.
Hey! It was not built to be a daily driver. I've not put 500 miles on the car since the install. That said, be prepared for a much stiffer ride than stock...and prepared to negotiate bumps, etc, etc, etc

Would I do it over again? Yes, and no, the no due to $3500 investment simply to lower this G...a great percentage of that for install costs.

Decisions, decisions. Good luck with yours!
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wow, for a premium product they really screwed up here....

where in WA do you live lol
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wow, for a premium product they really screwed up here....

where in WA do you live lol
stuff happens. all is well now. Seattle.
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