Ground Control Coilover Kit Install
I have one of the first GC coil-over kits for our cars, and am in the middle of the installation. I say "middle", because I ran into an issue I need some feedback on.
I think many of you are familiar with the design concept of these; a threaded sleeve that slides over the shock body, with an adjustable height large nut to set ride height. I bought the set designed for use with the Koni yellow shocks. Apparently I am the first customer to put these on a Gen 1 car; they are advertised/designed for the "2010+ MS3".
Got everything out and off, ready to go, when I noticed that at the top of my Koni yellows, the round retaining "nut" is about 1/16" larger than the shock body, thus 1/16" larger than the sleeve that needs to fit underneath it.
My years of experience fixing stuff like this says to simply file the item down to the required size. Do you agree? I see no way to get this sleeve where it needs to be otherwise.
A related question is this....... These Konis I bought used, and are likely about three to four years old. Are the newer Konis available now designed such that this retaining "nut" at the top of the shock body is now the same size as the shock body, thus no filing/grinding necessary?
The instructions mention only cutting off the original spring seat from the shocks, nothing about filing the top of the shock nut.
Experiences, opinions, and related expertise appreciated about this.
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Last edited by mazda3az; 11-10-2013 at 12:10 PM.