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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Installed Strut Assembly (4 Inch Wheel Gap)

Just finished off installing a pair of Strut assemblys and after I lowered the car to the ground there is about four inch gap between the fender and the top of the tire.

Is it possible to have these on the wrong side of the car? Or just the wrong procedure. The entire front end was in the air at the time.
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I had this problem too when I changed out my strut assemblies. It will settle.


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Did you assemble it together properly and seat the bottom spring against the stop piece?

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Did you assemble it together properly and seat the bottom spring against the stop piece?
They're a quick strut assembly. Meaning they came already assembled.

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I had this problem too when I changed out my strut assemblies. It will settle.
I can put my whole hand in there sideways. And they have been on for over a week now. What if I accidentally put the passenger on the Drivers side and vice versa. Would that make it sit higher then it should?
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I bought quick struts one time for an impala and they were way out like you're saying. Had to replace them with kybs and send the full strut setup back

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Installed Strut Assembly (4 Inch Wheel Gap)

Are they Monroe sensa trac quick struts? That's what I have. They are interchangeable right or left. It took a good couple of weeks to settle on my car.


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Are they Monroe sensa trac quick struts? That's what I have. They are interchangeable right or left. It took a good couple of weeks to settle on my car.

Yeah that's what I figured when I looked at them. And that's exactly what I have installed. How much have they "settled"?
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Yeah that's what I figured when I looked at them. And that's exactly what I have installed. How much have they "settled"?

I'd say they sit at the stock ride height now.


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I know struts with an aftermarket spring setup takes a day or two for the spring to settle correctly. I would hope to expect those strut kits would do the same, maybe even a few days.

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I know struts with an aftermarket spring setup takes a day or two for the spring to settle correctly. I would hope to expect those strut kits would do the same, maybe even a few days.

Seems like it sits so high now at least compared to before.

If I took both struts off at the same time and installed new ones nothing would have been affected? You always hear of things being under load and the vehicle weight not being there might affect things. So I was just curious.
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