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Old 14-10-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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First of all does anybody have Lee Arnolds (La performance) email address.

Been trying to bolt together my Avo front coilovers and when i tighten up the top nut it binds the top mount and it doesn't turn freely. From the spring theres the avo top mount, then a spacer washer then the standard VW top mount. Just wondering if i was just been thick, or was missing bits.

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Hi there,

Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but I feel some spacer must be missing causing fouling between the top spring cup and the top mount. Try dusting a little talc and WD-40 on alternate parts and assemble it to try and see where parts are touching.

As an aside, I did not know that AVO made struts for 1303s. Is it a late 2-bolt type as I am after just this type of strut but not at Kerscher prices?

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Hi there,

Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but I feel some spacer must be missing causing fouling between the top spring cup and the top mount. Try dusting a little talc and WD-40 on alternate parts and assemble it to try and see where parts are touching.

As an aside, I did not know that AVO made struts for 1303s. Is it a late 2-bolt type as I am after just this type of strut but not at Kerscher prices?

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The Avo top mount was fouling on the VW bearing so i added a spacer. Tried different spacers but to know avail, just wondering if i was missing any bits. Bought them from La performance, not as expensive as kerscher ones.
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phone him... details are on the la performance website
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................As an aside, I did not know that AVO made struts for 1303s. Is it a late 2-bolt type as I am after just this type of strut but not at Kerscher prices?

Cheers, Carl.
AVO, Bistein and Spax all make them. Lee at LAP has AVO specially valve them to his specs.

The two bolt strut is a common format and with the adjustable platform type the Porsche 944 one will fit as will the Golf Mk 1. In both those cases the o/a length of the strut in the original configuration is shorter but that doesn't matter with the adjustable platform.
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