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Strut help????

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:11 pm
by James Kelley
Need info !!! I have a set of older qa1 adj alum coil over struts on my 94 mustang had them rebuilt with 14 inch 165 pound springs The problem Im having is that even on the loosest setting you have to really pick up hard to get any up movement But if you set it on tight it gets real hard so there working Also There is all most no down its like its riding on rubber snubbers but there is nothing hitting and if you take the struts off they move up and down with ease. Now I dont have the adj. caster camber so could that be the problem?? I have tried every spring from 90 up to 185 the same thing any help at all Thanks :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:56 pm
by 417 motorsports
How far do you have the adjusters raised? How much is the spring compressed? With the front end off the ground how much preload do you have on the spring with the adjuster?

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:40 pm
by James Kelley
The adjuster is about 2 to 3 inches up and when you jack it up it falls around 6 or so when you have it off it works up and down easy I am thinking it has to be in a bind got it apart now trying a few things if that dont work I give up

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:07 am
by 417 motorsports
I don't think you have the adjuster raised enough and its not preloading the spring any....

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:03 pm
by James Kelley
It could be I have tried everything from 90 to 185 Even had ron look at it we dont really no what to do

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:25 pm
by James Kelley
Well what I tried didnt work :( So does anyone have a set of 14 inch 130 springs that I can try or trade for a set of 12 by 130 or a set of 14 175 My 12 130 bottom out when you drive Thanks Guys I have bought three now so want to try before I buy more Id like to get it working before the year is up But dont no what else to try

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:58 pm
by James Kelley
I give up the new caster camber plates didnt help at all !!! Any one want a junk race car REAL cheap just call :bang:

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:06 pm
by Bob West
F-O-R-D ;)

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:33 pm
by James Kelley
I really have gave up !!!! Dont have a clue on what to try :bang: :bang:

Re: Strut help????

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:25 pm
by Bob West
I bet that Tydo guy or Blake or Wes could show you what to do ;)