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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject:  what happened to my agx?? Reply with quote

it was fine when i put it in a couple weeks ago! i went to adjust it and try a softer setting and the friggen adjuster just popped out and now i dont even know what is set to because it went back in oriented differently!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The whole adjuster popped out or just the ring with the settings came off?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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The whole adjuster popped out or just the ring with the settings came off?


I think just the ring with the settings from he's describing. I didn't know you could adjust them this easily. I thought you might need a spanner wrench or something.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

They are super easy to adjust, all you need for the front is a tiny screw driver and the rear has a knob. If the circle is all that came out, he would just need to know what it was set at when it came off. If the poppet thing inside came out, I'd be worried about the strut leaking.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The adjustor ring and the little pop up and down thing that adjusts it came out. It went right back in though but in a different place... The left and right side are both the same for the front right? If I turn the thing in one direction until it stops will i be able to get a reference point to set both sides the same?
Im not too worried about it leaking, but i want to know how this happened, it must have hit the hood pretty hard somehow is this part of the strut supposed to move at all??

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The right and left side struts are the same, but I'm pretty sure the knobs will turn ad infinitum, so you won't be able to get a reference point that way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Is it bad to have the 2 sides set to different firmness's?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Is it bad to have the 2 sides set to different firmness's?


Not at all. NASCAR does it all the time. Which way are you turning these days, right or left? Laughing

Really though. I figure they should both be set the same, or in your case, as close as possible.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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k6ng6r00 wrote:
Is it bad to have the 2 sides set to different firmness's?


Not at all. NASCAR does it all the time. Which way are you turning these days, right or left? Laughing


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I cant the plastic part is all smushed from something i cant figure out what

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Hmmm, Maybe the hood is hitting it? Try putting a piece of foam onto it and close the hood. If the hood is touching it, it should leave an imprint on the foam.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Its not hitting it when i just close it but my suspicion is when the wheels are turned or i hit a bump that its moving is that supposed to happen?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's possible the nuts backed out over time. My rears backed off about 3/4 of a turn and it was bouncing around pretty bad until I figured out what it was and crawled back there and tightened them down again. I make it habit to check them when I change my oil now.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
It's possible the nuts backed out over time. My rears backed off about 3/4 of a turn and it was bouncing around pretty bad until I figured out what it was and crawled back there and tightened them down again. I make it habit to check them when I change my oil now.

My nuts always back out after a while...
But seriously which ones the one in the middle there or the actual ones that connect it to the car

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I haven't had any issues with the strut mount nuts, just the center nut.

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