Install the new adjustable strut rod: Adjust the length of the new strut rod to match the old one. The adjustability of these strut rods is designed to provide better alignment and more refined performance handling. Note that when alignment is professionally done with these, it is done according to factory specifications. If you change the adjustment yourself, you are, in effect, changing the alignment and could cause improper tire wear and poor handling. Next, connect one end to the shock mount and install the bolt through the shock mount and add the nut. Raise the strut and align it to attach to the strut rod support bracket. If necessary, use your floor jack and raise the trailing-arm assembly from the shock mount. Once you have it aligned with the hole, install the strut-rod bolts and put the nuts on. Then, line up the notches from the support bracket to the strut-rod bolt. Now tighten the strut-rod adjustment nuts.