Lighten up Francis!
Maybe it's a good thing you're not a "MVD", what ever that is. I did a lot of research on this board and in person with some VERY knowledgable people and they all said the same thing....use the strut rods....period. Even had one person take me out and demonstrate why. I am not an expert, that is why I consult those who are and I don't generally just ask one person. You obviously don't like Centerline's welding either. I would put a lot of money down that his welding is a heck of alot better than your spelling and grammar skills. I'm not trying to start a big fight here, but you seem to have some issues with some people that go beyond strut rods. For what it's worth.