Tried to put on my 2in Auto Spring leveling kit this weekend with no success! I started out by only removing the top portion of the strut assembly and leaving the bottom still bolted on to make everything smoother to reassemble. After installing the spacer on the top strut I couldn't get it back in. So I then proceeded to remove the whole strut and start by bolting the top in first and then the lower. Couldn't get it to fit that way either!
After removing just about every bolt and screw including the calipers, rotor and axel assembly just to fit the damn strut back into place I was left with so much tension on the A arm that it was touching the spring when I lowered my truck. Its like the spring didn't even compress half an inch or so, nothing. It definitely didn't look right nor feel good so I began to disassemble everything and remove the spacer.
I had my buddy help me put these on at his work on a lift and he even said that something wasn't right here and he's a mechanic for Audi and has done plenty of spacer installs.
I'm starting to think that the spacers I bought are at fault here. The welding on them is completely crooked and offset. Could this be the reason why these aren't fitting right?
I've done some research on the forums around here and it seems to me that plenty of people have had headache free experience putting these things on. Most of them without having to take off and unscrew as many things as we had to do this weekend.
I really don't want to go through this headache again and would definitely like to refund these spacers to get something a little more trouble free to install. If the spacers are to blame I think I'm going to go with daystar or something so I don't have to worry about having them welded improperly.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. I've attached an image below of the Auto Spring spacers to see if these are normal like everyone else that has them.
I purchased these spacers directly from AutoSpring Corp, not Ebay.