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I'm assembling a set of Koni STR.Ts front and back and up front, for my SES, when I tightening the top nut, I ease off the spring compressors, and the strut bearing/mount is quite resistant to movement by hand under spring load. I checked the factory manual a couple of times and it appears to be assembled correctly. I'm just wondering if it's normal that any movement requires a level of effort to achieve.

(For point of comparison, I'm quite used to VW assemblies up to around 2006, which tend to turn/spin relatively easily.)
 

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I’m sure you have completed the work already but it’s not clear to me what exactly is the concern
 

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Life got in the way, so the struts are assembled, not installed yet.

The concern is that one would typically presume that a bearing would, you know, turn. These do not, except under high levels of force, under spring load. Whether this is typical for this assembly, or if there's an issue with the shocks, or the entire assembly with shortly grind itself to death, is the concern.
 
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