Okay so I finally found some time to try and get my rear suspension done thinking it would be easier than the front, but it hasn't. I'm using koni yellows and eibach springs and ran into some problems/concerns when assembling it all. After getting the spring compressed on one, I found the top bolt to be stuck and would rotate with the rest of the strut, leading me to take it to a shop to remove the top bolts off both shocks. This caused my first problem as when I went to reassemble the new shock, I didn't have the alternate oem one for reference. Additionally, the koni shocks came with two bolts each (as opposed to the single one holding the oem one together), and neither could screw very far down the shock when I tried to assemble it due to the plastic threading. I didn't know if possibly the smaller of the two would be used to rest underneath the top hat, considering the front shocks had one already on there, but since neither could screw down all the way, I ruled this out. Also, a small white plastic piece was included that I was unsure of what to do with. In the pictures below you'll see that I have the shock assembled, but when installing I found it very difficult to clear the lower metal plate that secures the bottom part of the shock, even with one side unbolted. At this point I was almost certain that I had assembled both shocks incorrectly, and while installing, I also had the spring shift out of center at the bottom, which I found concerning. I feel like the problem is stemming from the top hat not going down more, but I'm really not confident in any of it, though I have no oem shock assembly to confirm my suspicions, so I'm posting here. Lastly, the shock looks to be off center within the spring, but I saw that on both the oem ones when I took them out, so I wasn't too worried about that. Should I use the lower perch instead of the upper, because when I did the front I didn't use the lower perch (though I did use Figs upper control arms) and that dropped the front a good bit. I don't mind some rake but I don't want my car's back end to be super high as it is now. Sorry for the essay lol I just want to avoid any confusion. I feel like I'm missing a few key points and have looked at numerous tutorials but they all give self explanatory steps, such as: "Compress spring, then reassemble strut" etc.. Thanks for any help I just need to get my car off jacks and on the road again.