I have an '03 base model S10 2.2L 5 speed. Got the GS401-10650C coilover kit and have attempted to install it, but I encountered some problems.
First the spring did not allow the shock piston to go into the upper hole far enough to see threads even with the spring adjuster bottomed out. I managed to push it up enough to get a nut and washer on with a jack, it was only about 1/2" short so no big deal
The other issue I encountered is the bottom of the shock does not line up with the lower control arm, and as shown in the picture I used a ratchet strap to the other side to pull it in to get bolts in.
Then I realized the lip folded down on the frame around the spring pocket is just a hair above the coil. It's definitely going to hit when the coil is more compressed. It's also visible there in the picture.
So I need to ask, is this normal? Did I get the wrong kit? Do I need to cut the lip off the frame?