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Old 03-12-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
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Wondering if someone could answer a question. I just finished getting my 87lx on the ground after 6 years of being of jacks. I lowered it 1 and a half inches with adjustable struts. I noticed the strut is sticking up higher now coming out of the tower at least an inch and a quarter above the nut. I am concerned I will have clearance issues when I get to the hood. Is there a way to adjust it or did I mount it wrong?
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Wondering if someone could answer a question. I just finished getting my 87lx on the ground after 6 years of being of jacks. I lowered it 1 and a half inches with adjustable struts. I noticed the strut is sticking up higher now coming out of the tower at least an inch and a quarter above the nut. I am concerned I will have clearance issues when I get to the hood. Is there a way to adjust it or did I mount it wrong?
Pictures of how you mounted it?
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I will have to wait till I get home. I will post a few then. Thanks.
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Here are two pics I had on my phone now. I can rake more when I get home. One of the brakes and strut. The other is a close up of the top of the right strut before I tightened it.

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Here are two pics I had on my phone now. I can rake more when I get home. One of the brakes and strut. The other is a close up of the top of the right strut before I tightened it.

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I can't really see anything wrong in the photos.

Did you get the rubber bushing and steel washer in place on the bottom side?
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Yeah and the metal spacer that's why I was concerned. Maybe I will take it apart again just to make sure it is assemble in the right order.
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Yeah and the metal spacer that's why I was concerned. Maybe I will take it apart again just to make sure it is assemble in the right order.
That would be the first thing to check and make sure those struts are the correct ones for your car.
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Ok. I got them thru summit so I will check that. I think you may have already helped me though. I may have installed the steel washer incorrectly. Gonna look at that, thank you for your help.
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You're welcome and good luck.
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Hate to keep bugging but Ican you answer one more question? I was missing the washer. I found a few laying around but wasn't sure if it would work and I wasn't sure in which order I need to install the washer, spacer, and the rubber bushing. Here is a pic of how I have it at the moment. With the spacer in the strut doesn't come up thru the tower to put the top bushing, washer, and nut on. Been so many years I have forgotten how it goes.

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Hate to keep bugging but Ican you answer one more question? I was missing the washer. I found a few laying around but wasn't sure if it would work and I wasn't sure in which order I need to install the washer, spacer, and the rubber bushing. Here is a pic of how I have it at the moment. With the spacer in the strut doesn't come up thru the tower to put the top bushing, washer, and nut on. Been so many years I have forgotten how it goes.
Here an installation post with pics that will help you.


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Awsome that was what I needed. Thanks. Still a bit higher than stock but i think they will clear now..thank you again
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LOL and they call them smart phones..dunno why it sent duplicates..oh well take care and thank you
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im sure worst case scenario you could trim the threads off the top.i dont remeber if the top is slotted or if the slot is really necceasary.but a cutoff wheel should take care of that.
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LOL and they call them smart phones..dunno why it sent duplicates..oh well take care and thank you
You're welcome and good luck with your project.
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I am not sure that I can cut them. They are adjustable struts with the dial on the top. Hopefully it would clear.
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I am not sure that I can cut them. They are adjustable struts with the dial on the top. Hopefully it would clear.
No, you definitely don't want to cut them then.

Put some playdoh on top of the stud and carefully close the hood to see how much clearance you really have.
A thin piece of plastic will keep it from getting into the adjusting mechanism.
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Good idea I will do that when i get to that point. Can I put in shims if it doesn't clear?
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Good idea I will do that when i get to that point. Can I put in shims if it doesn't clear?
I don't know why not, but I bet it will clear.
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Hope so. Again thank you for your help. Take care.
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