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Hi All, I did a very not-so-smart thing and over torqued the shock nut (top nut going into the insulator) when installing my Koni Yellow shocks into the rear strut tubes. Does anybody know how to free this nut without damaging the shock? In the pictures it is clear how far down the nut is based on the number of threads showing. I believe the nut has gone so far down that it is past the normal shock threads and is "threading" into the non-threaded part of the shock. It is impossible to fit a wrench around the smaller hex end just below the adjustment knob of the shock while also using a larger wrench to loosen the shock nut due to the height of the insulator surrounding it (and yes, despite the pictures being taking when installed, I have taken the strut assembly off the car). I am tempted to use a thick mouse pad to wrap around the shock tube itself and hold it still with vice grips while I loosen the nut but I'm anxious to do so. If anyone has any recommendations or has dealt with this before I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks, Liam
I have a 1982 280zx 2+2 N/A and need to know whether or not my front strut assemblies are model specific or production date specific. My production date on my car is ( 1/82 ). When I had called the junkyard in order to find a new strut tower assembly since mine has a bent wheel hub affecting the camber, he asked me the production date of the vehicle to verify if his strut assembly would fit my car. I have had only one scrap yard ask me for this additional information out of the many that I called looking for the part. So that brought up a red flag for me. From my prior knowledge, I thought everything in the front end of the vehicle was compatible for all S130 years. So if anyone can shine light on my situation, that would be great. If I am confusing anyone, here is a parts diagram of the strut assembly. I am looking for part number: 53402k as pictured below. Or 53403k since I am looking for the LH passenger front assembly. Or even 54308k since that looks like the wheel hub and strut container tower without the spring etc. Thank you.