i looked all over the forum for strut mount install pics and counldnt find any , does anyone have any or know of a strut mount install pics thread or have any strut mount install pics??
My stockers had one cupped washer below the mount and one on top of the mount. The set I stripped to build my stock/Koni insert hybrids also had cupped washers above and below. My Koni set only came with two new cupped washers for some reason and due to their depth I couldn't tighten the top nut if I used them at the top so I used them at the bottom and reused stock ones on top.
If the strut mount body were to separate from the metal ferrule in the center you will really want the large cupped washers in there to keep things together. I'd suggest using the new washers in addition to reinstalling the stock ones so you have a cupped washer at both ends of the strut mount.
the car raised enough to make it look like i have 200 lbs in the trunk from the rear spring sagWell it depends on how badly they collapse but it can be in the area of 1/4"-1/2", more if they really seriously deteriorate or come apart.
That end link will break or at least bend again before long. The stockers are just not very strong.the endlink was bent , i just bent it back and put it back on the car
they are whiteline end links ,that i have on there, that bentIts difficult to tell from the picture, but the endlinks look like the have poly bushings installed. There is a reason I dont carry poly bushings for use on the stock endlinks. The endlinks will bend. If your running a stock sway bar bushings the Roadsafe stock replacement endlinks work well. If your running Whitelines or Hotchkis the HD No Bush endlinks are the ticket