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#2454461 - 02/20/18 08:25 AM Bent strut rod
MoJoe Offline

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 286
Loc: nj
I have a pretty badly bent strut rod...Can these be straightened?

#2454554 - 02/20/18 11:26 AM Re: Bent strut rod [Re: MoJoe]
jcc Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 16861
Loc: Trumussia
Yes, assuming no metal damage, and any length change does effect alignment to a degree. Strut in normal use is loaded in tension.
This a tow truck driver aggressive/lazy tie down issue?
Seeking more civil pastures

#2454660 - 02/20/18 02:14 PM Re: Bent strut rod [Re: MoJoe]
67R/T4speeder Offline
pro stock

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1441
Loc: Pismo Beach,California
I just took these out of a car yesterday, I think I will replace them and the control arm. The old ones will be punch material.



Edited by 67R/T4speeder (02/20/18 02:15 PM)

#2454681 - 02/20/18 02:58 PM Re: Bent strut rod [Re: MoJoe]
krautrock Offline
top fuel

Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1605
Loc: central texas
yeah, i wouldn't bother with any of that stuff. it looks like one control arm might be straight.

how does the k-member look where the strut rod bushing sits???

#2454784 - 02/20/18 06:59 PM Re: Bent strut rod [Re: krautrock]
MoJoe Offline

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 286
Loc: nj
That is some beat up stuff. Mine is really not so bad then... a little on one end. I was wondering how it would bend...some tow truck driver!

Edited by MoJoe (02/20/18 07:10 PM)


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