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seized adjustment ring on ksport coilovers

Old 04-14-2014, 10:38 PM
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seized adjustment ring on ksport coilovers

Has anybody ever had their adjuster ring seize up on them on the ksport kontrol pros? And does anybody have anybody suggestions on how to get them loose? I've been PB blasting the Hell outta them and still nothing smh
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:33 AM
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I bought mine seized. Break out a hammer and thick flathead screwdriver to use in stead of the spanners.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:31 AM
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What Chris said.. PB blaster, then use a small hammer and tap on the collars all the way around for a couple minutes to break the crud loose.
Then I use a hammer and one of the adjusting spanners to give it a few turns.

If all else fails, break out the bigarse pipe wrench!
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:50 PM
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I've been trying the pipe wrench and PB and still nothing smh. I've heard of people using torches/heat guns but I feel like that might weaken the shock body.
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See post #2
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:04 PM
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I ended up actually crossing up the threads. Hit a rough set of tracks on my lowest setting at about 70. Didn't know until 2 weeks later when I got sick of losing bumpers and side moldings from being to low. Went to adjust them up, couldnt, took it off and sent it back to manufacturer only to have them that it had crossed up and I need a whole new coilover for fear of what may be inside. Just my experience
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:34 AM
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Well I got it to turn... not freely. But I just torched it and put a pipe wrench and breaker bar and started turning it. It sucked tho don't get me wrong lol
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:21 AM
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Hope you didn't destroy the guts with the torch..
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:21 PM
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I guess the way to prevent them from seizing up is keeping it greased and moving it back and forth every week or so.. Especially during the winter season with all the salt from the roads.
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