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Front strut tower cracked?

DanVN

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Hey Guys,

Just pulled a long haul from melb to the gold coast.. 17hrs driving sucks btw.

Popped the hood today and was just generally checking over the car when i found the top of the strut tower where it joins the body, the glue (or whatever holds it there) has all cracked and there is about a 2mm gap between the strut tower and the body it joins to.

it is fine along the sides it seems to be just at the top.

How bad is this?
 

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Yep :( Found its a common problem, ill get it welded up and stick a Strut brace on there :)
 

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:S gees what happended to all the outback testing and doing jumps over cattle grids. You would have thought they could have banged a prototype up enough to get that to show up pre production
 

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Pretty common in the much lower ones from what I've seen, especially if you manage to bottom the struts out.
 

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Pretty common in the much lower ones from what I've seen, especially if you manage to bottom the struts out.
Do it almost Daily, whoever lowered my car was an idiot -_-
 

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Might want to look into that!
 

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if its that low you bottom out then you probably want to make it a little taller as its probably illegal Can you drive over a full coke can without knocking it over?
 

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Nope but a full coke can isnt legal height either its approx 31% too tall :p its 11cm all the way under so legal,.
 
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