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EA81 strut top question


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#1 Blue84Hatch

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 01:21 PM

I installed new strut tops quite a while back on my EA81 hatch. I was just wondering if that little arrow by the 4WD stamp should be facing the front of the vehicle or the firewall??

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#2 VaporTrail

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:07 PM

the arrow should be facing the front of the vehicle....

#3 Blue84Hatch

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 05:16 PM

yea thats what I thought. Thats how I have them installed. I was mainly wondering because the lift kit I put on has some funny looking camber issues. I just wanted to rule that out as a problem. Also my engine is out of the car right now. I guess that could be contributing to the excessive camber to. It looks like this.

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#4 Ross

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:01 PM

Your camber will look much better when you get the engine in and let the suspension settle.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:35 PM

also, on ea81's, I've beaten the snot out of the inner strut well area, and ground away at the strut lift block to slide it as close to the engine as I can

I have 4" blocks, struts are adjusted all the way up, and I have RX springs (to counteract the weight of the bumper/winch) and my camber is near perfect....

I do have a lot of weight to settle it, but I still have 9" clearance under the skid plate low point....

#6 Blue84Hatch

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:09 PM

wow impressive!! I will try try that once I test the lift how it is. I just bought some 29" SS TSLs and am waiting on rims. Yeaaa!!!! Thanks for the tips.




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