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Well here's what I'm doing this weekend.

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Does anyone know how to set the initial ride height on these? Will it just be trial and error or is there a scientific way of getting 10-20mm lower all round?

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Afraid its trial and error  -

Before you start, on a level surface measure rim to top of arch so you know where you were.

Build up the struts, ideally with new top mounts, coat all the threads in some form of protection - I like PTFE spray grease, its good as it repels water and is not sticky. 

Set a height of spring perch the same on each side - but don't lock it with the grub screw just yet.

to help keep your alignment  - before tearing in measure angle of front wheel camber - iphone has an angle measure + with wheel off photo hub pinch bolt locations 

Install, take for a very short drive to settle the suspension, measure new height and then adjust and lastly lock the grub screw, to seal the thread use thread lock on the grub screws.

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Thanks for that.

By pinch bolts do you mean the 2 which connect the strut with the top of the hub?

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22 hours ago, LR5V said:

ideally with new top mounts

Can anyone advise where I can get some new top mount bushes? I can't find any on ECP or anywhere else.

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And now I'm even more confused. Apparently there's a bearing too?

These are the new struts. Can anyone tell me exactly what I'll need to get so I don't have to disassemble the old struts? Bush, bearing and nut?

Or just get the bush and use the old bearing and nut?

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Mounts, bearing and nut.

I'd suggest whipping the old struts off and just using a windy fun and your foot to disassemble, screw using spring compressors.

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There's a stripped down to its entirety assembly.

Enjoy zooming 

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