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Old 11-11-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Installing Bilstein Sport Struts this weekend: One question...

I've got a question first, is the lower part of the front strut supposed to stick out past the bottom of the hub? Or does it stop and line up flush with the bottom of where it slides into? I've seen debate in the past but wanted to do this correctly. If anyone knows for sure, let me know.

Oh and can someone explain the L and R marks on the strut? I know it means to line up the L or R depending on which side you're installing... but if the struts are different for L and R anyway, why would each strut have a need for L and R markings? Right strut can only go on the right and therefore should have only ONE mark saying line up pinch bolt HERE. Am I understanding this wrong?

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