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Air suspension conversion XT coupe (86)

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#1 gk1008


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Posted 02 April 2004 - 02:51 PM

I have heard that it is possible to covert an XT coupe's air suspension to regular (in spite of what Subaru says), just looking for input. Also, any leads on getting an owner's manual, it's an 86 XT Coupe/4WD/Turbo. Thanks, love the site so far, have gotten more info here than days of internet searching!

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 03:36 PM

Yes it is possible quite a few people have done it. Im not too sure how to do it b/c Im still a n00b myself. And if you search you can find alot on it.

#3 Qman


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Posted 02 April 2004 - 10:37 PM

Standard loyale/GL rear coil overs bolt right up. The fronts are a little different. Struts bolt right up you just have to decide what stance you want your XT to have. Available struts include, XT(2wd)(4WD), wagon, coupe, or sedan(2wd)(4WD).

The XT's are shorter in comparison to the wagon, coupe and sedan. I would stick with the whole package from one vehicle so the stance will be even. All you have to do to the compressor is unplug it. You can remove all the stuff if you want to take the time to do so but it is not neccessary.

#4 Myxalplyx


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Posted 05 July 2004 - 11:33 AM


I just sent you an private message about your XT turbo. I called you about it earlier today.

Edit: I just saw your car on Ebay. Ahh! That hurts.

#5 DerFahrer


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Posted 05 July 2004 - 12:24 PM

A die-hard Subaru fan NEEDS to pick that car up! I don't wanna see it go to waste! :slobber:

#6 mr.radon


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Posted 06 July 2004 - 01:16 PM

Check out HUCK's thread on XT6.net. He has a very complete set of instructions to replace the air struts with coil overs. Uses Impreza coils and aftermarket struts. These struts can be adjustable to dial in the ride.

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