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#1 Gloyale

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!!!!  IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!

 

 

I love my girlfriend so much.  She knows just what makes my heart beat.

 

 

I guess I'm being dramatic.....but this is the happiest I've been opening a christmas gift since my first bike when I was 5 years old.

 

 

Anyhow.....Here's the details....Puchased through Autozone.  Sachs part # 031-168

 

Must look them up for either 85/86 4wd wagon w/vin 5 carbed engine.

 

 

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Tiny Tim won't need those crutches anymore!


Edited by Gloyale, 31 December 2013 - 10:37 PM.


#2 SmashedGlass

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

Where....did....she...find...those......  :blink:

 

I see, should've slowed down while glancing through the post the first time :D

Pricey.

 

 


Edited by SmashedGlass, 01 January 2014 - 09:01 AM.


#3 86 Wonder Wedge

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

Even on RockAuto, they are only 88/each....

 

Nice find! Now if only someone made the XT ride-height replacements...



#4 grossgary

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:56 AM

great!

EA82, right?

 

how do they work exactly - use stock springs? 

 

and then you can adjust them on the fly without jacking the car up?



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:02 PM

its easier to compress the spring first so you dont have to fight it when raising or lowering the spring perch. rears must be compressed to change the perch location to any of its 3 settings



#6 Gloyale

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

Where....did....she...find...those......  :blink:

 

I see, should've slowed down while glancing through the post the first time :D

Pricey.

 

She paid $98 per side.

 

$100 bucks per strut is not really outlandish pricing.......you can easily pay that for a good set of EJ struts for Outback/WRX/Forrester.

 

Honestly...I'd pay $150 with how bad my current struts on the car are.....and they were factory replacements installed in 1996!



#7 Gloyale

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 04:12 PM

great!

EA82, right?

 

how do they work exactly - use stock springs? 

 

and then you can adjust them on the fly without jacking the car up?

 

Yup....These are EA82

 

They make an EA81 version.  Gabriel also offers an adjustable option strut for EA81....but not for EA82.

 

I need them as my car has big tires tucked just right.....If I use the "one size fit's all" KYB strut offered......I'd be rubbing......so I need the true 4wd height strut.  The non-adjustable Sachs strut listed for 87+ EA82 could work too.....but for the same price I'll take the adjustables.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

Are they the same for both sides?

 

In the description they say they are not adjustable lol.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:41 AM

Would these give a slight lift to an 87+ that came factory without the adjustable struts?



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:41 PM

nice. I wonder if they would fit a Brat? Sachs is pretty high quality OEM for a lot of German cars

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

Are they the same for both sides?

 

In the description they say they are not adjustable lol.

 

No the EA82 ones the perch is offset so they are specific to each side.

 

You must have looked up wrong year if they say non-adjustable.  Look up for an 86 with 2bbl carb vin 5.

 

Here.  Look for the 4wd ones.

 

Left: http://www.autozone....14_816271_1759_

Right: http://www.autozone....13_816272_1759_

 

Looks like there is a non adjustable 4wd version too.  That's what comes up when you look for 87+

nice. I wonder if they would fit a Brat? Sachs is pretty high quality OEM for a lot of German cars

 

These won't but they do make a version for the brat.....adjustable, super touring.  Those the perch is centered so it's same strut for both sides.

 

Listed for "hatch"

http://www.autozone....01_815996_1759_

 

 

Would these give a slight lift to an 87+ that came factory without the adjustable struts?

 

 

Funny you ask.  IN addition to being able to adjust them up further....they are just longer to begin with.  A bit over an inch taller from spring perch to strut mount.

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They would give any EA82 a pretty "bump up" for sure.  Man oh man they ride really nice too.  Much better than the Gabriels we put on the front of my Girlfriends loyale.  Wish I had bought these for her.

 

Sach's Super Touring FTW!!!


Edited by Gloyale, 03 January 2014 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for the links. Those say they are not adjustable either lol. But it's obvious they have it described wrong.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the links. Those say they are not adjustable either lol. But it's obvious they have it described wrong.

 

I see now.....in the chart......

 

I think they are talking about adjustable dampening....which they are not adjustable.

 

Adjustable spring height is a pretty unique to subaru feature I don't think they are talking about that.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:07 PM

Just wondering: Are the mounts for the struts the same on all 4WD EA82 bodied wagons, or did Subaru change them from 86-87?

I'm just trying to get an idea of what parts are compatible with what years.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

All EA82 4wd mounting points are the same.

 

Fronts are the same for all 2wd and 4wd.

 

Rears.....the 2wds the mounting point is lower on the arm......requiring a longer shock for rears of 2wds.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:21 PM

Just ordered a set. Thanks for posting these.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:33 PM

Just ordered a set for my '87 wagon. Thanks Gloyale for posting.

Will return to lifted height & comfort of stock rate springs. My kidneys thank you! ;)


Edited by czny, 04 January 2014 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:45 PM

I just ordered a pair of these.   Anyone know where to find rear shocks with the adjustable perch?   4WD Wagon  EA82.  1986

 

I looked at the ones on Autozone, but none looked like the perch was adjustable.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:05 PM

was just talking to sachs dealer this week in Oz, shrugged shoulders at me - no listing for rears for Brumby/BRAT :(



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:56 AM

... Anyone know where to find rear shocks with the adjustable perch?   4WD Wagon  EA82.  1986 ...

 

Maybe those are still available at your Local Subaru Dealer?

 

You can see photos of those rear adjustable struts and their part number,

 

Also the part number for the Perch (Sold separately) in this Writeup:

 

~► http://www.ultimates...ils-on-loyales/

 

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:33 AM

Maybe those are still available at your Local Subaru Dealer?

 

You can see photos of those rear adjustable struts and their part number,

 

Also the part number for the Perch (Sold separately) in this Writeup:

 

~► http://www.ultimates...ils-on-loyales/

 

Kind Regards.

I bought a pair of the KYB adjustable shocks last spring off amazon and then got the 3 way adjustable perches from Subaru parts warehouse. I haven't installed them and have been using some new monroes. I've actually been thinking of selling the adjustable set and had them for sale here til I saw those front to complete the setup. I did notice the overall length of the adjustable shocks was close to an inch shorter than the Monroe OEM's and the originals that came off the car.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:58 AM

was just talking to sachs dealer this week in Oz, shrugged shoulders at me - no listing for rears for Brumby/BRAT :(

I found KYB Gas-A-Just 4183A for my Brat. Past summer I went through the suspension, mounts and bushings. I used the Sachs for the front. The KYB are discontinued and some charge a very hefty price for them. I Googled the crap out of it until I found a seller with a pair for mid $30's US each. The white Gas-A-Just or very good shocks and high pressure gas. Try searching and you might find a decent price on a pair down under.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 10:59 AM

I have 2 sets of the OEM adjustable ones.  I have 2 cars, so they all need to be renewed.  I just need the new shock part.

IF no one still makes the shock part adjustable style...

 

I have a welder.  I could get new fixed ones, cut off the fixed perch, and weld on the stops from the OEM ones.  Probably submerge the shock in water while welding to minimize the hot area.

Or make some kind of spacer to raise the perch?  Have to go look at an adjustable one....



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

here's what I have for the ea82 rears.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:02 PM

I'll have to see if I can find any.  Those might be what I have, that are worn out.  I have them from a long time ago.







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