Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-23-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
imblaze89
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 344845
Join Date: Jan 2013
Default Coilover loose spring normal?

Hi everyone, I am working in changing the struts in the rear of my 07wrx and as I put it back together I noticed the spring was loose between the strut and tophat. I checked the other side that was intact and I can also twist the spring around in the assembly. I've changed a few struts on subarus before and everytime I had to really push down on the tophat to get the bolt started, but this one seems to have no pressure on the spring after it is installed. Is this normal? The strut I took out was in great condition, but still clunking around back there.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
imblaze89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
imblaze89
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 344845
Join Date: Jan 2013
Default

Anyone? I did the other side yesterday and didn't even need a spring compressor... I put it in anyway but i could go back there and push the spring off the stand if I wanted. What's going on here?
imblaze89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #3
DionJ
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 331927
Join Date: Sep 2012
Default

Normal... Which is why helper springs exist (though they're often not really necessary). Only clunking when in the air or setting down right? Stiffer springs must be shorter to not raise the car. Shocks retain stock like droop, therefore, loose springs when car is in air. Don't jump like the rally cars and you'll never extend the shock to full droop..If you have thrust sheets or bearings on the springs they can get messed up without helper springs otherwise you may just get a clunk when you lower the car back onto the ground and the spring slides onto its perch.
DionJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.