Drilling out lower mounting hole: front air strut

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  1. 91 LSC SE

    91 LSC SE Dedicated LVC Member

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    Hi All, I have saw/read threads were many have drilled a new bottom mounting above the original so the strut will still lower. I followed instructions and measured the space I had between the strut and LCA. I had about 15 millimetres and to be safe drilled at 8 millimetres. You see from the photos even just that small difference would not all the bolt hole to line up before the strut bottomed out on the LCA. is there something I missed?

    I would think drilling it any closer to the original hole would not make much of a difference.

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    Last edited: Sep 12, 2020
  2. slowmkviii

    slowmkviii Dedicated LVC Member

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    You drilled it to far up
    Find the original post on this he explains how much it moves
     
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    Sonny Day Out Active LVC Member

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    You did a sloppy job of drilling it too high up ! You will need to weld it at least some ! If you can force it in , it will rub the bottom the strut and sgueak ! I have done about 8 or 10 Struts this way ! I only got one too wide ! Good Luck , Sonny
     
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    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    weld a plate and drill again.
     
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    Sonny Day Out Active LVC Member

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    Just spot weld a little of the top of the hole and re-drill or rattail file the hole !
     

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