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 Old 04-15-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
 
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Default Alignment of the front coil over once seated

How does one turn the coilover once seated? Do i need to unseat in order to give it a slight turn or am I good? As far as seating do you think it needs seated more? Can I leave the bolt off, wheel on & put on ground, or is there better method?
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Yes, you need to seat it more. There should be a tab on the backside that needs to fit into the slot in the collar of the steering knuckle. I just man handled the brake rotor to jiggle it in place. If you need to rotate it, just grab the tabs and spin it.

As far as getting it in enough, grab your scissor jack, and just up the steering knuckle once you get everything lined up
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Find a chisel or some other wedge and tap it into the the slot in the knuckle, it'll make wiggling the strut into place easier. You need to ensure the tab fits into the notch is fully seated as shown in the Mazdaspeed install manual (see attached).

FWIW, it's easier to seat the strut into the knuckle first rather than doing it after the top hat is bolted in.
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I honestly do not see any tabs, could they have broken off. The guy I bought these off claimed they are kw v3's. If you were to pick these up what would be a fair price? This is how they are currently seated... do I still need to seat them more? I adjusted the angles to allow for distance to not stress out the brake line & still allow the u clip to be seated at the line mount.
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Pretty sure the tab is what I've got the arrow pointed to in pic below. Looks like you've still got a bit to go, if it's the tab in question.
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