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    and still fitted it wrong ...... jeeeez.



    Wanna take bets on whether the 'stainless' rusts before or after the seals go.....JOM struts are not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    and still fitted it wrong ...... jeeeez.



    Wanna take bets on whether the 'stainless' rusts before or after the seals go.....JOM struts are not good.
    Yep you're probably right. It works out at £6.50 per strut with a 2 year warranty, so who gives a friar tuck? Look good , feel good & SGS wanted silly money. Got some used ones off of a golf mk4 / Saxo / A3 so could end up building my own in time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    and still fitted it wrong ...... jeeeez.

    Do you think the strut should be swapped round with the strut body fitted to the cross panel? Or is it OCD niggling you and the fact it's not straight?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Do you think the strut should be swapped round with the strut body fitted to the cross panel? Or is it OCD niggling you and the fact it's not straight?
    That crossed my mind. Would have put it the other way up myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S49 View Post
    That crossed my mind. Would have put it the other way up myself.
    The guide showed this way but I'll change it before Xmas with a new bracket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    The guide showed this way but I'll change it before Xmas with a new bracket.
    It's right as it is

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    Think I'll mount mine the way Hans' is on his vr

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    Quote Originally Posted by S49 View Post
    That crossed my mind. Would have put it the other way up myself.
    Nope - it's the right way up.

    Gas struts have a small amount of oil in the body, you mount it with the rod down so the oil lubes the seal and the rod every time it travels.

    Hans' looks tidy - what bracket is that?

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    ... I'm going to mount the bracket in front and tighter to the wing line.
    Hans has VR6 OEM brackets (standard on vr6 model). Mine have been on order for 6-8 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Nope - it's the right way up.

    Gas struts have a small amount of oil in the body, you mount it with the rod down so the oil lubes the seal and the rod every time it travels.

    Hans' looks tidy - what bracket is that?
    Yes , I see what you mean now. On say an estate car you put the main part on the body so closed the rod would face down hill. My ocd will have me checking tailgates for the rest of the day.
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