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Bottom right on workmate - that looks like a Mk5 top mount - in fact is that a Mk5 strut you are trying to fit to a Mk4?

Can't say I have seen that done before - it may work, but I'm skeptical

Also be aware that Mk5 front shock bodies come in 2 diameters, if you do continue compare old to Mk5 ones.

BTW - if you have a socket kit, it usually has the bigger Spark plug socket - that is a deep 21mm
 

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It looks like you were sold a pup!

Mk1 LCR have an up-rated similar version of Mk4 ones that wedge into the shock tower and have a limit plate over the top.

The triangular top mounts with bolts came after Mk4 on Mk5 or Mk2 LCR.
 

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You may be able to raise a claim with ebay - but you are on the month since sale today.

If you end up stuck with them, both springs & shocks look good condition - I would split the springs off the shocks and clean them all up - sell the springs as a set - look up the eibach numbers and find the kit and list them, you should get your money back on the springs alone

- Mk5 chassis loves to break rear springs, so there is a market for good springs.

List the shocks separately, again look up their PN to confirm they are LCR.
 

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Paired with TT links you should be fine on standard suspension, but if you are going really low you may need to shorten them.
The TT front end is a great upgrade - did it come with the lower brace that links the front of the subframe?
 
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