Please understand that this car does not need replacement suspension struts, unless one has leaked (which could be rebuilt anyway if needed), just trunk lid struts according to the ad, which I don't recommend using anyway.
The trick to avoid getting fender damage, as discussed before, is to use S lid springs instead, because it does have the heavy rear spoiler. I fabbed a pair of clips to hold the rear of S springs for this car, but they were never picked up, alas. When the car sells, I will give the new owner these clips w/fasteners. All that is needed is to install them, get some used S springs, or double up the Q springs, and use front clips from early B or L which had springs to attach the fronts of the springs. Did this on my LS with no problems, and is guaranteed not to damage the fenders as others have reported (because of the hinge design, the struts overload and distort the hinges and the top of the strut can then rub against the inside of the rear fender, and cause external damage if left unchecked).
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 02-23-2018 at 03:33 PM.