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#1 opus

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:31 PM

Anyone know where I can get "quick struts" for this?  I should replace both fronts.  I dont want to disassemble what I have now.  Or does someone rebuild them, etc?



#2 mudduck

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:22 AM

I don't belive that a "quick strut" is available for the subarus.  Your best bet is to rent a spring compressor, and compress the spring to remove it from the old strut and install on new strut.



#3 Dee2

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:48 AM

Maybe you could remove the entire strut from the car and take them into a shop for replacement then reinstall the new struts back onto the car.



#4 SmashedGlass

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:12 AM

If you pull the struts yourself and take it to a small shop, they shouldn't charge you too much to swap cartridges into your struts. I think I paid $25 to have a pair done but that was seven years back.



#5 opus

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:43 PM

Thats an idea.... 



#6 BEECHBM69

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:56 AM

If you pull the struts yourself and take it to a small shop, they shouldn't charge you too much to swap cartridges into your struts. I think I paid $25 to have a pair done but that was seven years back.


Just did this a few weeks ago and it was fifty. Could have probably done a little better had I called around, but I needed it "now."

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#7 SmashedGlass

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:47 PM

Yeah, to be be honest I think it was actually only $20 but it was a 'friend of the shop' hookup too.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:35 PM

Bought some from the classifieds here.  Thanks for the input.






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