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Dropped my car off at a buddies shop today while I was at work to have them put my Superdowns on my 19 CHB. They got it done and the lower spring isolator on the front struts keeps popping out of place when driving and then it starts clunking badly, making it undrivable. They've reassembled the struts twice now and both times same thing happened. It appears as if there's not enough preload on the strut, like the spring is too loose in the assembled strut to keep the isolator in place. Has anyone else ever had this problem with their Superdowns? They have a call in to RSR and the company wants some pictures and videos to confirm if there's something wrong with the springs. It just seems crazy that something as simple as a spring replacement has turned in to taking my car out of service until this gets figured out. Thanks.
 

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Perhaps the strut wasn't properly reassembled... Support spacer # 90387-15033 must be installed under the strut nut, above strut mount.


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They don't have the spring setting in the perch properly or the upper cushion for the mount properly. There is a grove the spring needs to sit in. If your buddies shop can't install springs properly, I'd find a new shop.
 

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Perhaps the strut wasn't properly reassembled... Support spacer # 90387-15033 must be installed under the strut nut, above strut mount.


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They don't have the spring setting in the perch properly or the upper cushion for the mount properly. There is a grove the spring needs to sit in. If your buddies shop can't install springs properly, I'd find a new shop.
Thanks y'all.

I am going to have them check to make sure that the spacer was reinstalled properly this morning. I am having a hard time believing RSR sent the wrong springs or supplied bad springs.

My whole life I've always done all of my own maintenance and modifications to my vehicles but ever since having kids, now two of them under three years old plus a job that requires I'm at my desk for a minimum of 10 hours a day plus a 1 hour commute to/from home I don't get time to work on my vehicles like I used too. I am an absolute perfectionist when it comes to things like this and I struggle big time with letting other people work on my vehicles, but at this point of my life I almost have no choice but to let others work on them if I want to get things done.
 

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Ok, so the car is fixed, it was the spacer which was missing. To my shops credit, they are a diesel mechanic shop that I take my diesel Ram to for work and they don't typically do suspension work but since I have a rapport with them with my truck I asked if they could do my car and they obliged. They don't have a spring compressor, they had the auto shop next door to them replace the strut springs and both of the spacers had fallen out apparently when they took the struts apart and they didn't realize it, put struts back together without the spacers. When I brought the spacers to their attention this morning they went next door to check and sure enough the spacers were on the floor in their shop. They reassembled with the spacers and all is good, I'll be picking up as soon as the alignment is done.

Really appreciate your help, I wasn't convinced there was something wrong with the springs.
 
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