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 ====== Fitting An OMP Lower Strut Brace ====== ====== Fitting An OMP Lower Strut Brace ======
- (Originally Posted By Gugge) + 
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-Heres a little write up about how to mount a lower strut brace(OMP) +
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-I'm not a mechanic, nor am I very good with tools but i got it fitted. +
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-Here we go.+
  
 These were the tools I used: These were the tools I used:
-Large/Small hammer, 2x wrench, Torque wrench, extender ​and a knuckle joint.+  * Large/Small hammer, ​ 
 +  * 2x Ratchet ​wrench, ​ 
 +  * Torque wrench, ​ 
 +  * Rachet ​extender 
 +  * knuckle joint. 
 +  * Socket Set 
 +  * Spanners 
  
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-2. How I dismantled ​the nut+2. Undoing ​the nut and bolt on the wishbone
  
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-3. When the two nuts were unscrewed I mounted the lower strut, but it was pretty tight so I pushed it as far onto the bolt as possible - remember to watch out for the bolt pushing out of the other side when pushing.+3. When the two nuts were unscrewed I mounted the lower strut, but it was pretty tight so I pushed it as far onto the bolt as possible - watch out for the bolt pushing out of the other side.
 I ran into the problem that I could not get it totally onto the bolts with my hands. I ran into the problem that I could not get it totally onto the bolts with my hands.
  
-4. On this picture you can see how far I could get it with my hands. I then used the big hammer to tap it with small hits onto the bolts.+4. In this picture you can see how far I could get it with my hands. I then used the big hammer to tap it with small hits onto the bolts.
  
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-5. The next step is to screw the nuts back on, it was the hardest part. Here is how I used the tools:+5. The next step is to screw the nuts back on, it was the hardest part. Here is how I did its:
  
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 I torqued it up to 70nm I think (check with your Haynes Workshop Manual) I torqued it up to 70nm I think (check with your Haynes Workshop Manual)
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