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      08-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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ST Coilover Question

Is it normal to be able to push ST/KW struts in by hand? Also is it normal for them to rebound slowly but not all the way?

Edit: found answer. Yes to both. They are hydraulic, not gas assisted so this normal.

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They are adjustable, they will drop based on how you adjusted the collar....
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They are adjustable, they will drop based on how you adjusted the collar....
I expected that but 2 inches? And should I be able to compress the strut with my hands (not the coil) prior to installation?
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I expected that but 2 inches? And should I be able to compress the strut with my hands (not the coil) prior to installation?
You can put the ST very low to my standards. I was able to compress the struts by hand too, that's fine. Keep in mind the struts are designed to handle dynamic loading. If you were to try to quickly push it in and out they firm right up.
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That's what I was wondering. .. (Being able to compress by hand)

Surprisingly enough, I'm very pleased so far. Much better than stock sport suspension (both performance and comfort wise) Just concerned about the drop after install. 2 inches seemed like a lot.
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Just remember it's adjustable so you can drop it 1" 2" etc you should be fine
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