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Old 12-01-2011, 02:40 PM   #85
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95 'lifted' legacy


Originally Posted by tofu_sal View Post
this is where I am a bit confused. people say that they used some sort of washer to bolt the top hat and strut back together. can I use any kind of washer or is it a specific one?
Pic of IMP strut

Pic of FOR strut

You need a washer that'll fit over that collar so that when you put the nut on the shock, it'll seat the tophat on the washer (seated on the shock's collar/damper rod) and tighten down against the tophat. Without the washer, the damper collar is too tall and the nut taps out of thread before it clamps on the tophat.
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