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Strut top plate gap with BC coilovers

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Had my coilovers installed and there is metal to metal noises coming from front right corner. I noticed there’s a pretty decent gap between the top strut plate and frame of the car. I got a strut bar to hopefully fill the gap and make everything secure but there still movement and the strut bar has play. I was told that maybe its because the installation shop didn’t use the OEM inner strut mount nut but used the one from that came with the coilovers (thicker than the OEM nut) which is causing the gap. Anyone agree with that??

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Had my coilovers installed and there is metal to metal noises coming from front right corner. I noticed there’s a pretty decent gap between the top strut plate and frame of the car. I got a strut bar to hopefully fill the gap and make everything secure but there still movement and the strut bar has play. I was told that maybe its because the installation shop didn’t use the OEM inner strut mount nut but used the one from that came with the coilovers (thicker than the OEM nut) which is causing the gap. Anyone agree with that??
HAVING THIS SAME ISSUE. trying to fix this problem today on my install can anyone help?
 

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HAVING THIS SAME ISSUE. trying to fix this problem today on my install can anyone help?
Just installed godspeed coilovers on my 2014 ltz and have the same issue. It's not because of the nut that came with the kit, I've tried stock nuts as well. I did however use the stock nut on the strut itself and the thicker nut on top of the strut plate because it's a buddy-nut/locking nut type. Still have a gap but it's not as bad. I cut a length of 1/4 or 3/8 rubber hose and slice it open so I can basically slide it over that lip on the strut tower, put the plate on and tighten the heck out of it. That seems to be holding. Still trying to figure out why that gap is there. I've seen other coilover setups on Cruze with no gap.
 
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