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New Suspension for 93 Loyale 4wd

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#1 MTSuby


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:14 AM



I know this has been covered a bit, but I'm still confused...What is a stock replacement for the front and back? It's pretty confusing online.


I have too many projects...I know Toyota trucks but not Subarus. I don't know if I have the motivation to get into a search for shocks/struts and then research and find the time to figure out how to put them on myself.


But the shop I use quoted me $900+ to replace them! I can probably find the shocks cheaper than them, but that's fine. But their book is saying 4 hours labor for the rear shocks. Basically with their quote, I'm at $600 labor.


That is NOT happening.


So I guess I'm wondering what other people have used, that fits like stock, for the front and back. And if they had someone do the work, what kind of price they paid.


I would just ignore it...but the suspension is pretty bad. Not quite dangerous, but pretty damn sloppy.



Edited by MTSuby, 26 June 2013 - 10:14 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:57 AM

....four hours, to replace/repair struts in the rear only? that shop is smoking crack.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

When I was working on my rear wheel bearing it took 20 minutes from car parked to shocks off... 4 hours is way to long. My bearing took me 4 hours seeing I didn't have all the proper tools

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

To just replace the rear shocks should take no more than 20 minutes. As mentioned above. If there's a stuck bolt add 5 - 10 minutes to heat said bolt. IIRC it's like...3 bolts. Two at the top, one a the bottom. Tell the shop that and then tell them to go do something to themselves.

KYB GR/2s (I think they are called) are the OEM replacement I believe. I have them on both of our L series cars and they are great.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

If it's that easy I'll do it myself...




All they were doing was looking up what their book said on how long it would take. 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

I'm back. So, front's went on no problem. The rears are about 1/2 to 1" too short. From Rock Auto, I got ones for a 4wd sedan, because that's all I could find. I'm looking on auto parts warehouse right now, and see a KYB shock that says, in some places but not others on their site...that it fits 4wd sedan AND 4wd wagon. Same part number as what I ordered from Rock Auto, which was too short. 


But the more I look, I find NO products that say they fit a 4wd Loyale Wagon rear. 


How do I find something that'll fit my car?? 


What I bought (from Rock Auto) were these. MFR# 341065.http://www.autoparts...aru/loyale.html


First ones on the page. Here, they say they fit my car. When I go deeper, the words 4wd Wagon magically disappear. 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:04 PM

I just measured the ones I got, which are of course too short, and they are 20.5". The struts I'm seeing on JCWhitney's site, which say they fit my actual vehicle, are 16.88" fully extended............................http://www.jcwhitney...1&skuId=3822591


I just don't get it.

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