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Front strut mounts done!

 
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:39 PM
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When I took my 97 xk8 in for inspection, my right tire was worn on the inside. I measured the distance from the center of the wheel to the wheel arch peak and I was 14.5 on the right and 13.75 on the left. I bought a strut tool, and I ordered two front upper strut mounts from Welsh and they showed up today! Not a horrible job really, with the right tools. The mounts were both shot, but the left one surprised me! The hole the strut rod goes through had shifted to one side! I guess that would make the difference between the two sides! Ride height is bow back where it should be and everything seems good!




 
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Glad to see that things are getting better.

That strut tool surely made the job easier. Wish I had one but I am too cheap to pay for it.

Remember to get the alignment checked. If you can find it, buy a lifetime alignments deal. It is worth the extra expense.
 
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:01 PM
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I've got a couple more things I may go ahead and do before getting an alignment, however it will be done before too long. Im cheap on stuff too,but I figured having the ability to do struts now, fairly safely, was worth the $250 I gave for the wall mounted unit! There was absolutely no drama, and went smooth as silk. I'm definitely happy with the investment 😊
 
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The compressor is impressive. Where did you buy it? I am getting ready for overhaul on my XK8 front end.
 
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I actually found it on Facebook marketplace. There were a few on there. Mine was the cheapest of the style though
 
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