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Are these necessary? by crashmydaytona
Started on: 10-11-2014 10:22 AM
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Is it necessary to install these plates on the rear strut? I managed to forget about them when I installed the new struts. Is it a safety issue?
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Report this Post10-11-2014 11:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Ken_86gtClick Here to Email Ken_86gtSend a Private Message to Ken_86gtEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think Pontiac would have saved some money by not having them if they were not needed.
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Report this Post10-11-2014 11:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Playindirty1Click Here to Email Playindirty1Send a Private Message to Playindirty1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I believe they are reinforcment plates for the engine bay strut mounts. The metal the bolts go through is not that thick and holds alot of weight from the engine. These will help uphold and make sure the rear goes on straight. Im sorry but i would re-do
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Definitely put those back in. At least you don't have to compress the strut or anything drastic.
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Report this Post10-11-2014 01:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for crashmydaytonaSend a Private Message to crashmydaytonaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok I figured as much but i was hoping i could get away with it. Thanks for the help
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Report this Post10-11-2014 01:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Oops. I didn't use them when I installed coil-overs. I guess it's a re-do.



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I think those are the mounts and fierosound I think you have mounts in the kit shown, they just look different.
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Report this Post10-11-2014 04:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tuggajbClick Here to Email tuggajbSend a Private Message to tuggajbEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Think they are for reinforcement
Should be on there
Helps with stress dispersion on top of mount pad
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Originally posted by tuggajb:

Think they are for reinforcement
Should be on there
Helps with stress dispersion on top of mount pad


Yep, totally agree with that. Without those plates in place, I can see the top of the strut towers possibly becoming distorted.

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Report this Post10-11-2014 06:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Alex.07.86GTSend a Private Message to Alex.07.86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I dont yet know what the top of the strut looks like (thank God mine are still good!) IMO: but these look like spacers or some kind of shield if something breaks. or maybe it protects the frame if the strut comes loose???

Think about what they actually do? They dont make anything stronger!
 
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Originally posted by crashmydaytona:

Is it necessary to install these plates on the rear strut? I managed to forget about them when I installed the new struts. Is it a safety issue?



IMO: that triangle mount at the top doesnt look like it needs any help!


 
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Originally posted by fierosound:

Oops. I didn't use them when I installed coil-overs. I guess it's a re-do.


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Originally posted by Alex.07.86GT:

Think about what they actually do? They dont make anything stronger!


That's your opinion.

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Originally posted by fierosound:

Oops. I didn't use them when I installed coil-overs. I guess it's a re-do.



The plates went in without a hitch. Definitely has a larger area to spread the load.

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