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Question Strut mount top hat

Talk about a SOB. Been practicing removing the suspension components and I have to say, it's really easy to remove and replace the struts after a few times! Anyways, I have my Bilstein's delivered and when I removed the stock strut today, the top hat nut comes off easy enough, but the hat is stuck no matter how hard I hit it with my BFH. I'm wondering if the last time I tightened down the top hat nut if I damaged some component, causing the hat to jam onto something else.

Any tips for getting the hat off? I have new hats coming, but I need to get the Eibach springs moved over to the new struts. Thanks dudes!

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Use spring compressor ,might be just cocked to 1 side .

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Yeah I used a spring compressor, and compressed it enough to be able to spin the top hat.

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This will be scary but... use the spring to release the hat. Spin the nut a few threads onto the shock so that hat doesn't shoot off, then loosen your spring compressor to put tension on the hat. See if that will get it to let go. Obviously spray penetrate on it as well. Just BE CAREFUL!

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I'll give that a shot, and then if that fails I will sawzall the hat off. I may also try what I've tried in the past, use no spring compressor - lay the strut in the grass - use impact to loosen the nut and watch out! Hopefully the force and vibration will jiggle the hat free.

It looks like there is a small piece of metal that has the hat locked onto the threads.

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I posted to the Facebook Genesis Owners. Someone had a similar problem, said when you tighten down the top hat nut on to a lowering spring it can jam the bearing onto the shaft and you can either cut it off or beat the hell out of it with a hammer. I will try cutting it off as a last resort.

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Yea when fully extended on the eibach sportlines you don't even need a spring compressor to disassemble the fronts. Not much tension on them

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They're the Pro springs so not as low, but I know what you mean.

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They're the Pro springs so not as low, but I know what you mean.
Just wondering if you got the top hat off and what caused them to get stuck.
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Yup, I got them off. I had to get some nice blades and then I cut straight through the strut shaft. It was a nice little nightmare.
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