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You may recall that I broke an Arnott strut last summer, then had to wait months before the replacement arrived.  The word was they were out of stock all that time.

 

I finally uncrated the new strut and I think I know why they were out of stock - the new one is totally different than the old one.  Of particular interest to me, the eye at the bottom that I broke is now much beefier.

 

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Also note how the top of the strut is now flat - that makes installation much easier since you can now reach the rear-most mounting stud without having to go down through the engine compartment or wrestle your way around the protruding center of the stock or earlier style Arnott.  They also have changed the fitting for the air line.

 

I've installed the new strut but the truck is still on jacks waiting for me to do some other work so no report on it as yet.  From what I can see so far I like the new design.


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So when is the next rover party "Wrenching Day".


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Well, I just left County planning and talking to a local contractor it looks like we might be breaking ground on the shop in March. I'd guess 2 months to finish, then we can have a shop warming party!
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Well, I just left County planning and talking to a local contractor it looks like we might be breaking ground on the shop in March. I'd guess 2 months to finish, then we can have a shop warming party!

 

Don,

 

I'm not jealous at all ....

 

If only my yard was flat and didn't need $40K of earth moved ....

 

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It's far from a done deal at this point.  I'm sure the county red tape will rear it's ugly head many times yet.


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No Bilstein sticker either...... But yeah, the new joint between the eye and shock looks much better.

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Quite a few differences when you compare them side by side.  The new one has stickers saying 'engineered and assembled in the USA', and the bag itself is by Continental.  No idea who built the actual shock this time.  I really like the flat top on the new unit as it makes getting to the air fitting (also different on the new one) and the inner of the 3 top mounting bolts much easier.


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Don,

 

Over a year now with the new struts. How do you like them? I will be looking to replace mine sometime soon. Noticed after parking for a weekend that the front end was dropping. Sprayed soapy water on the struts and found the front right to be leaking slightly at the bottom.

 

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Yeah, I think I'd buy them again if I were in need.  


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