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I purchased aftermarket Front struts with springs for our 02 Ody. I noticed there is an angle on the bearing plate. To my understanding, the high side of the plate go towards the engine when the strut is in the install orientation. Is that correct? The 2 struts I bought, the high side faces the tire side on one of them.

If the high side on the bearing plate must face the engine side can I just use a spring compressor and move the bearing plate to the proper orientation?
 

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The OEM struts have the orientation marked on the mounting plate. Not sure about aftermarket.

Did they come with an installation sheet? Maybe there's further information on their web site?
 

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There are indicators on the mounts, one of them is definitely off. I'm just going to send back the defective strut, not going to mess with spring compressors. Kinda surprised the service manual doesn't mention that in the strut disassembly section.
 
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