I do not understand what you mean. There is no strut on the rear wheels of a 300E. Do you mean the shock absorber? Or do you mean the stress on the rubber bushing that are in the rod being replaced?
If you are familiar with this procedure I have a question for you... maybe I figured the correct answer out when I installed the rods but I'm not sure... I simply don't remember.
The question is: What end of the new rod attaches to the wheel? The larger or the smaller end of the rod? The new rods are larger at one end than the old rods. The old rods are equal at both ends.
1993 190E 2.3
2000 Toyota 4x4 Tundra