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Strut rotation issue please help!

I just finished installing the strut on the passenger side, and am now working on the drivers side. Reinstalling them after replacing the stock drop hats with the drop hats provided by blunt tech. The passenger side went in without a hitch. However, on the drivers side, once you loosely install the top nuts in the engine bay, and place the knuckle on the lower ball joint, then tighten down the top nuts, my problem happens. The strut housing will rotate with no problem from, straight ahead to the left or drivers side. Rotating the housing to the right as in a right turn it seems to get locked, and cannot go any further.

Please someone, anyone, help me. I have to get this figured out so I can drive it down to g-fest on the 22nd.
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After rebuilding a strut (Off the car!) I found it easier to bolt the strut to the hub first (but not tighten fully), then jack it into position to bolt under the hood... Then put car on ramps with wheels on and tighten the bottom bolts...
It will always require a "Toe and Camber" check after changing struts.
Hope this helps...
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