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Old 06-11-2019, 06:12 AM   #1
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aligning strut back to the car

Is there a trick to aligning strut back to the car? Im not having any luck. I also tried screwing the strut to the car and trying to attach the rotor base to it.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:21 AM   #2
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Somehow magically 1 minute after posting this, I gave it a try one more time and i got it to line up. If this website isn't a good luck idk what is
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Deleted. You figured it out as I was typing. Good work!
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:27 AM   #4
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Deleted. You figured it out as I was typing. Good work!
Believe it or not I lined it up with one hand and while holding the strut in place I reached out with my other hand and tightened the screws. I do agree that a small jack will be a huge help. Im going to pick one up before doing other 3 wheels. Thanks for the tip
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Good you did the rear first because front is more easier to replace the struts. Meaning, it will be lot easier for you since you did the harder side.

I replaced mine all 4 corners with bilstein also last year. Also, you may want to mark with a sharpy your various adjustments/bolts so u can install it back almost same alignment before removal. I did that and when time for actual alignment, there is only minor adjustment done by the alignment guy.
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Good you did the rear first because front is more easier to replace the struts. Meaning, it will be lot easier for you since you did the harder side.

I replaced mine all 4 corners with bilstein also last year. Also, you may want to mark with a sharpy your various adjustments/bolts so u can install it back almost same alignment before removal. I did that and when time for actual alignment, there is only minor adjustment done by the alignment guy.

Fantastic! Thanks for the tip and that is a great news to hear about the front shocks, I was having a seconds thoughts if I should have done this myself
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