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UPDATE: I assembled my new strut assemblies.
All the components are new. KONI Sport Strut, Eibach Pro-Line Spring, GM Top Mount, GM Dust Cover, GM Lower Isolated. Surprisingly I discovered that I probably wouldn't have needed to use a spring compressor, but I did anyway. I only had to compress them about a 1/2" to get the top plate on and I could do that with my hands with the Eibach springs. :LOL:

Finished Assembly:

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Sweet get them bad boys on and post before and after pics and measurements!
 

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Sweet get them bad boys on and post before and after pics and measurements!
I'll get things installed next week. The weather is supposed to be better (less humid). Plus I just ordered a few more things (bolts, nuts) for installation. I figured it'll be easier if I just use all new installation hardware, instead of re-using things. That way if I happen to snap a bolt with my impact upon disassembly it's no big deal.

If I remember correctly, the ride height will take a couple weeks to settle into it's final position.

I'll take measurements and pics before and after things settle.
 
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Them is some sexy looking suspension parts sir.
 

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Them is some sexy looking suspension parts sir.
Thank you. The yellow really goes well with the black.

However, give it a winter or two and they'll look like :poop:. The glossy yellow paint that KONI uses isn't well known for it's durability. :LOL:
 

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Tape a cover over the shaft and repaint them while they are still out and new..
 

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Thank you. The yellow really goes well with the black.

However, give it a winter or two and they'll look like :poop:. The glossy yellow paint that KONI uses isn't well known for it's durability. :LOL:
also clear vinyl goes a long way, i did the Fox suspension bits on my truck and it slowed the corrosion way down
 

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also clear vinyl goes a long way, i did the Fox suspension bits on my truck and it slowed the corrosion way down
I don't think that would help. KONI's yellow paint like to peel. It may be the primer that they use if that's separate from the paint.
 

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All of the shock companies use a very thing layer of paint. Bilsteins holds up fairly well but is still pretty thin.
 

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Today was Christmas in June:

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Top Box: HID kit and H1 Bulbs.

Middle Box: Headlights Assemblies and TONS packing material. :)

Bottom Box: Tailight Assemblies
 

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Watching for pics.
 

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What kind of pics are you watching for?
Install probably. We been seeing all these parts and no Cruze time ;)
 
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Install probably. We been seeing all these parts and no Cruze time ;)
That's because my office is FULL of parts. I keep getting sidetracked for the install. :LOL:

Next week I'm hoping to get the Lighting and the Suspension done by the end of next week.
 

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LOL i'm hardly one to say aything as far as pile of parts needing to go on the car. With any luck I get to install coilovers and swaybars tonight at least rear bar for the moment . As far as pics im waiting for installed, bits
 

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All of the shock companies use a very thing layer of paint. Bilsteins holds up fairly well but is still pretty thin.
The paint on my brother's Koni yellow front struts was just thick enough to where it made for a very...tight installation onto the spindles. Had to run a scour pad on those surfaces to have a chance at it actually fitting.
 

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The paint on my brother's Koni yellow front struts was just thick enough to where it made for a very...tight installation onto the spindles. Had to run a scour pad on those surfaces to have a chance at it actually fitting.
Interesting. I'll see how the install goes. My schedule for next week filled un FAST.
 

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Arriving Soon: WHEELS... ;)
 
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Awesome..
 

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LOL part of me wanted to step the rim size up to 19 but then I remembered the roads I drive on.. I'll be lucky if i dont kill one of the 18's already on the car..
 
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