Im trying to undo the top mount nut and the shock is spinning when turning the nut with a ratchet. Why is this?
+1 for the Air Gun idea!You need to hold the strut in place while undoing the nut
Air gun or try a ring spanner and an allan key
The old man is a car nut! so it helps it doesn't take much persuading and his gone and bought stuff lol!I can only dream of having a lift in my garage lol one day though along with a massive compressor
The FSD's are an excellent kit, I've been in a few rides where these are fitted, they're perfect if your looking for that smooth stock ride in normal conditions, but soon as you wanna slam it round the twistys, the performance ride kicks in straight away! A good combo for these is to use the eibach springs...Yeah those sets are dead handy.
Which Konis do you have? Was wondering if anyone's tried FSDs on standard springs?
To be fair mate, I think most suspension units end up with some form of decay... The underside & arches of any vehicle take the brunt of road grime. It's a good habit to pop the wheels off now n then & give those area's a little spruce up & maintenance... When I install any kit, I always make sure that everything is cleaned up, lubed & greased thoroughly!Cheers for the feedback guys!
I find the standard spring rate and ride height to be spot on, for me at least. It's just the standard Bilsteins. They are way too aggressive imo, so the FSDs sound perfect then!
My only reservation with Koni is quality. I've had Koni yellows in the past on old dubs and they never lasted long for me and I'm not a lunatic driver. The fronts used to keep popping seals. The lifetime warranty certainly helps but it's just the faff of changing them. I've also read reports of the FSDs rusting too quickly. They seem to have a had painted gold hammerite finish on them? Have things improved in recent years?