Has anyone on here had any problems with Raid strut braces.
Reason being, ive tried tonight to fit one to Milan's astra (mshah) and after 2 hours, its come back off.
It will not fit.
Ive compared it to the one i have in my garage and it looks as though the o/s bracket has been welded in the wrong place and as a result, when fitted, the knuckle is touching the bonnet when closed.
The bar is lowered to its furthest point, and it will not pass the strut top coller, the n/s is fine though, so the question im getting at is, is there a possibility that the carrier section for the o/s bracket has been welded incorrectly.
Also with the bar set all the way down to the bottom, its still just touching the inside of the bonnet.
When i had mine on my car, it was close but never touching.
If you tap the area around the o/s knuckle you can hear the sound change where the bracket is touching.
Really frustrating as he so wanted to get it on!
Any info would be great guys,
Also if anyone has any contact details for Raid themselves that would be great.
Ive got some pics of the areas in question, only done on the camera phone and Milan has some ones comparing it to the spare bracket i have, so if they would help, shout and ill put mine up.
Im sure Milan will jump in here and explain a bit too!
Bit embarasing for the Tech advisor to ask a question but there ya go, sometimes even the best of us get stumped!
And before anyone says, ive had the grinder idea to the brace and the coller tops but thats a last resort!!!!