2.8i struts

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2.8i struts

Postby Daniel capri » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:01 am

hi just a check question on the mk3 2.8i v6 did they make different front struts or only one ?
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Re: 2.8i struts

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:57 am

Hi Dan,
Are you asking if the front struts on a 2.8 are different than on other models? The answer to that is yes. There are a few ways to tell them apart, but the easiest way is to look at the bottom of the strut. Directly above where the bottom balljoint goes, you should be able to see a short threaded section with a nut on where the insert protrudes through the bottom of the strut casing. The struts from the other models don't have that.

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Re: 2.8i struts

Postby Daniel capri » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:21 am

okay thanks Andrew as the ones I got with the car are the wrong ones then best find and buys some:) thanks for the help

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Re: 2.8i struts

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:16 pm

Hi Dan,
There were some on Ebay, but I see that they've been bought earlier today.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bilstein-Fro ... SwOyJaw~KP

The third photo perfectly shows the thread/nut that I was describing in my post.

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Re: 2.8i struts

Postby Peter-S » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:47 pm

Daniel capri wrote:okay thanks Andrew as the ones I got with the car are the wrong ones then best find and buys some:) thanks for the help

thanks dan


Sometimes standard struts are fitted to a 2.8 as a cheaper option. Proper 2.8 come up for sale from time to time but usually fetch good money.
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Re: 2.8i struts

Postby Daniel capri » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:00 pm

yeah I did have a look at pics of them on the internet and see what you was saying thanks dan