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Bent strut rod #2454461
02/20/18 11:25 AM
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I have a pretty badly bent strut rod...Can these be straightened?

Re: Bent strut rod [Re: MoJoe] #2454554
02/20/18 02:26 PM
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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?


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Re: Bent strut rod [Re: MoJoe] #2454660
02/20/18 05:14 PM
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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.

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Re: Bent strut rod [Re: MoJoe] #2454681
02/20/18 05:58 PM
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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???

Re: Bent strut rod [Re: krautrock] #2454784
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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!

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