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I just bought a lime green secondary from epi. I tried to install it today unsuccessfully. I out a red and a regular green and have install both and removed them numerous times. The problem was that the lime green was fatter than the others. I had to force it into the collars on each end. Then when I compressed it the coils would not go down in the bottom collar and made it tilt. The model number is KSS8 and its for an 08 Brute. Do you think they put the wrong spring in the package or are all lime greens like this?
 

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It's possible.. my buddy ordered an almond secondary and they sent him an almond primary instead... he had to send it back.
 

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mine was tight but it fit.
 

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I'm just going to give them a call I guess tomorrow I guess. I had to squeeze it in the collar with pliers, then pry it out. I've never had to do that before.
 

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i cant remember but i think my buddies was a pain in the arse to get in too and my almond fell right it so it seems been to long
 

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So far I've installed 7 different secondary springs in Brutes from three different manufactures and they all fit perfect. Sounds like you got a bad apple. I'd give them a call.;)
 

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I wonder if there's just too much paint on this one?
 

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Thought about that myself, but it's bigger than a layer of paint.
 

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it is a bigger coil of steel and it could off just a couple of thousandths and it will be harder to get in.mine was but works fine.
 

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mine lime green was harder to get in than the yellow.
The LG kept coking sideways and being a pain.
 

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I just installed mine 3 days ago and it was very tight. I had to take sand paper to the insides of the collars to clean them up. Some paint chipped off of the spring also. It will go with a "little" help. Make sure it is seated on both ends before trying to compress.
 

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I could get it seated (with force and tools) but as I compressed the spring the new coil trying to go inside the bottom collar just would not go in.
 

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this is interesting because I have a red that ran as well which we know is stronger than the lime green and I didnt have this issue with it. I wonder if theyve got an issue with those right now - might want to call them and see.
 

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I just got off the phone with EPI in reference to the spring. They had me measure the dimensions and match them to what they had in stock. They evidently match up. Now a 1/16" difference in our measuring could make a difference. If I got the spring installed I don't see how it would contract once the sheaves starting spreading. They offered to send me a blue and to keep the lime green. So I now have a blue coming. Has any of you tried the blue out. If I'm reading right it may take a little more of the top end away? Anyhow excellent customer service on their part.
 
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