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Old 10-03-2012, 05:22 PM
pleiades pleiades is offline
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Originally Posted by raschwar View Post
Thanks, Pleiades.. that's about what the passenger side looks like. Would the driver side be the same or 180 degs different? Will check for the pinch marks, too.
Think mirror image symmetrical, not 180 degrees. The strut will be turned such that the notch is angled about 30 degrees toward the rear. Do check your strut tubes for the pinch marks. They would be more reliable than me.

Again, I just went out and eyeballed my setup with a tape measure. Holding the tape to the edge of the lower perch, I measured about 4 cm from the outer side edge to the center of the notch.

My struts are new Sachs, and they do have the labels for aligning L or R in the center of the pinch bolt, so I at least know mine are where they're supposed to be.
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