Originally Posted by RoNTC3
I FINALLY got my kit !!! 1 Question, what is the secret to getting the pivot ball covers in without cross-threading them??
This can definitely be a problem if you haven't done it before.
First, take your time and turn very slowly. Once you have some bite, make sure it's straight before continuing, as that's where most of the problems start. Once it's in straight, turn 1/8th to 1/4th turn at a time and check to make sure it's still straight each time - if not, back it out and try again. If it's good, continue going until it's fully seated. When you turn - and I know this sounds somewhat difficult to do, try to make sure that the allen wrench (assuming you're using the kit one) is perpendicular and that you're not angling it some how - which can also cause it to go in crooked.
It may take some practice before you can do it without stripping the plastic, but keep at it. Try the back ones first, as the left and right one are interchangeable if you strip one and have to buy another set. The fronts are not interchangeable.
Hope this helps.