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Old 05-02-2019, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by FrozenApples View Post
First thing of note is that they only come with rear sway bar links. I guess it's not clearly stated on the site, but I had assumed it came with both front and rear. Turns out that's only with the C4.

Will definitely update with pics and impressions as I get them fitted.

Edit: they come with rear. Lot longer than stock due to the height of the connection on the shock body.
So they only offer front links on the C4 kit? Also sorry to hear that.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:27 AM
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Yep, looks like they just updated the site​​​​​ to clarify. Wish we would have known that before ordering. Also, the Novak is on sale for all models $980 now.

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Old 05-02-2019, 11:37 PM
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Started with the rear cause it's easy. Already hit a snag. The top mounts don't line up with my bolt holes.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:50 PM
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:17 AM
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RaceWorks was quick to reply. They confirmed it's a mix up with 986 mounts. New mounts on the way.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:47 AM
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RaceWorks was quick to reply. They confirmed it's a mix up with 986 mounts. New mounts on the way.
Okay. I'm glad they responded quickly with a fix.

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Old 05-03-2019, 11:58 AM
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A few pics. Here's the rear comparison. This is at the max height adjustment. It's maybe 1.5in shorter than stock. But I assume the spring will compress less, so the minimum drop should be less.

Second pic shows the bottom cup threaded all the way off. There's a break in the threads I assume to show the minimum threaded distance (max height setting).

Everything feels pretty robust, but I don't have much experience with other coilovers for comparison - so take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:32 PM
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Adjustment ***** per request
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:53 PM
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Good to hear that Raceworks helped you out. I assume your project is left on hold for now?
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:25 PM
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Gonna try and take a swing at the front this weekend. Already checked the bolt pattern is correct.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:15 PM
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My fingers are crossed and I look forward to learning about your progress.

I still haven't received any shipping/tracking information yet.

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Old 05-04-2019, 02:19 PM
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I am told my set should be arriving stateside this week and then they will fit the eibach springs and ship it out.
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My fingers are crossed and I look forward to learning about your progress.

I still haven't received any shipping/tracking information yet.

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Old 05-04-2019, 02:49 PM
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^^^^
Good to know. That's my situation too. Hopefully they'll arrive sometime next week.

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Old 05-04-2019, 06:24 PM
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Got the drivers front on. The top 3 nuts are bit small, so I reused the stock ones.

The drop at max height is only about 1/4in.

I had to remove my caliper as the brake line was too short to allow the original strut to swing out. I read others did not need to do this.

I removed the 10mm holding the brake sensor wire on the left and the 10mm holding the brake line on the right.

I removed the pinch bolt and then loosened the 4 bolts I show on the bottom. Didn't need to touch anything else to get the old one out. The new one is much shorter. I used a jack to hold the wheel carrier up while I tightened the pinch bolt on the new strut.

My only complaints so far are the small top nuts, no matching bracket for the electrical lines on the back of the strut, and the adjustment nut on the top of the strut looks like it wouldn't fit in if adjusted at max towards the inside of the car. It's already tight to the inside with a middle setting.

Should have the other one in tonight.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:14 PM
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Looking good. Thank you for the update, pics and info!

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