Assuming the parts get here in time, I'm replacing the front struts on my '12 this weekend. I'm replacing the entire assembly. I'm trying to engineer a way to make it easier to get the new struts in. On my '03 it was difficult to lift them up and see what I was doing to line the top bolts up. If I put a jack under the control arm ball joint on the wheel hub, can I lower the wheel enough to get the strut in and a bolt through one of the holes on the hub to hold it while I line up the 3 bolts on top? Once they're lined up I can jack the wheel and strut up. However, I don't want to mess up the axle or tie rod.