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#4527439 - 09/27/17 10:10 AM Strut bumper orientation question.
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5664
Loc: Michigan
I will be installing new front struts myself and taking apart and putting them back together. I bought a new bumper/bellows kit for them.

My question: Does the wide end of the bumper usually face up or down?


Edited by ZZman (09/27/17 10:10 AM)
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#4527461 - 09/27/17 10:44 AM Re: Strut bumper orientation question. [Re: ZZman]
anthonym6 Offline


Registered: 11/23/08
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Loc: MI
Look at the ID of the bumper. The tighter end should be at the top towards the stem. This will ensure the bumper is held up near the top after the suspension cycles a few times.

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#4527704 - 09/27/17 04:06 PM Re: Strut bumper orientation question. [Re: ZZman]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6005
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I'm surprised it isn't marked to tell you which side is the top.

Compare the old strut bumper to the new bumper.

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#4527952 - 09/27/17 09:13 PM Re: Strut bumper orientation question. [Re: ZZman]
slacktide_bitog Offline


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and if it's for one of the cars in your sig, you should've gotten quick struts. They're awesome smile

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#4528142 - 09/28/17 06:27 AM Re: Strut bumper orientation question. [Re: slacktide_bitog]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
and if it's for one of the cars in your sig, you should've gotten quick struts. They're awesome smile


True, but more $
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