I pulled my strut rods out of the "pulled from the car and might still need" pile
and noticed that one was slightly bent. Then I noticed that one of them has a
tapered end with a hole drilled through for a cotter pin and the other one doesn't.
This I heard from a parts guy at Mustangs plus a few years ago. One rod was made in Canada and the other was made in the US. I think the Canadian one had the hole for the cotter pin. IIRC, its the passenger side rod. No, you don't need to use a cotter pin.
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