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Guest Message by DevFuse

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How to tell if your $600 craigslist Subaru has bad struts

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#1 SubieTrav


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:05 AM



This isn't my car but thought the video was funny.

#2 mikaleda


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Lol I helped my mom drive home her $600 legacy and all the struts were just gone like that one. :) I had a fun drive home :lol:

#3 ivans imports

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

i fixed that other day when it was apart i put in wagon rear springs in a legacy sedan stiffend it right up and gained 2 inchs in the rear

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Thats actually can happen. WHen I boughtg Blu2 his rear struts were so bad he was almost bouncing that badly. I considered him dangerous.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Brother drove around in his impreza with BLOWN rear struts for over a year. Hit a bump on the highway and the car would slide around for the next 60-70 feet. When we finally did replace those struts the shock absorber on the pass. literally fell apart when we flipped it upside down and water poured out of it.

Pretty crazy. I remember making a drive from jersey to pa in a blizzard (it's FWD imp.) in that car with it in that condition on tires with steel belting coming through. On 1/4 of a tank. ...oh the stories..



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

jesus, I thought I've had bad struts before...

#7 MilesFox


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

I could do this with my ford pinto when i removed the rear shocks before replacing them with air shocks.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

I just remembered when I first got my gl It had struts and shocks like this also. It scared me when I hit the first pothole and bounced across the road :lol: it probably didn't help that I was trying to drive like it was Rwd

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

I was doing something similar on Forza Motorsport 4... put all the dampening settings to minimum and saw just how bad it is to simulate bad struts... it's downright DANGEROUS!

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