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Old 06-15-2020, 12:58 PM   #41
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If you are talking about the very top of the strut, with the 3 threaded rods pointing up that go through the slots and bolted on top with the 3 nuts, no, it is metal to metal there both with the OEM strut tops and also the various aftermarket versions.
there was a rubber lip on on the stock stuff, but if my stuff is OK, metal to metal, Im gpiong with it.

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I'm very happy I found this thread because just yesterday I went to check my tire pressures and seen a 360 degree wet circle in my front right fender plastic coming off the inside of the tire.

So I took off the tire and thought it was break fluid at first but finally figured out it was coming from the round plate the bottom of the strut spring sits in.That area was full of shock oil and running down to everything below then finally ending up on my inner tire throwing it out to the fender well.

I'm just like you Tony in that I only drive a little spirited around town and that's it.So I'm looking myself for something better than stock but keeps the same height and rides smooth as glass.
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Old 06-16-2020, 04:43 PM   #43
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I'm very happy I found this thread because just yesterday I went to check my tire pressures and seen a 360 degree wet circle in my front right fender plastic coming off the inside of the tire.

So I took off the tire and thought it was break fluid at first but finally figured out it was coming from the round plate the bottom of the strut spring sits in.That area was full of shock oil and running down to everything below then finally ending up on my inner tire throwing it out to the fender well.

I'm just like you Tony in that I only drive a little spirited around town and that's it.So I'm looking myself for something better than stock but keeps the same height and rides smooth as glass.

So far, the yellowspeed have been great. They arenít anything special, but well priced, all one unit and easy to install. The take a couple of weeks to get (they are built on demand from China) but no complaints. The springs are a little softer then race shocks, making them more street friendly but made a huge difference in ride. You might need some of the links and arms replaced also, itís tough to tell when they are worn as they seem fine until you do new ones. I sourced meyle and TRW stuff all around, replacing everything and it made the entire car tight and responsive. No clunks. There are kits out there for front and back at 1100 bucks or so if you shop it. All told, this was about 2200 (maybe a touch more) dollars but itís done and Iím really happy. It takes some muscle and itís a little scary, but you can do it. Glad to share experience with you to use on top of the YouTube videos out there. The videos are great, Iím thankful for them but some of those guys make it harder then it has to be. And watching people take a hammer to the suspension parts just ainít right. I didnít have to pound on anything.
You need a ball joint separator, a long pry bar, some in between wrenches, like 18mm. Impact torx and hex sockets. Youíll break cheap ones. Breaker bar and a 1/2 torque wrench. I used a big punch to help line up the holes on suspension parts also, plus a little floor jack is handy to hold and raise suspension without muscling your large floor jack around.

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Old 06-18-2020, 04:37 PM   #44
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went out today on a fast road

So Ive had the suspension and the coilovers in for a few days now, and today had the chance to get out on a fast road. I took the car up near 100 and it glides like glass. I used to get a mild shake/shimmy above 70. Happy to report that is gone.
I replaced everything in the front suspension and steering, (rear suspension was done last year, because I had a low speed clunk.) but haven't had the alignment done yet.
I think Im pretty close just using my tape measure, and today is proof.

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