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manual-lift shocks/susp.


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#1 SubaSkeet

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 05:29 PM

im doin an ickle bit o' research on those shocks/susp. that adjust in height by cranking a bolt or something (dont know much on it... why im researching, duh). couple questions needing answers:

how much are they $?
has anyone ran these on soobs?
how easy are they to set up?
how do they work?
where can i get them?
are they dependable/worth paying the big bucks for them?


what im looking for is some way to lift my subaru (not too much) when off roading and lowering it back down a bit for the road so i dont jack up my driveshaft/joints. i will give a bum a penny for every reply i get. thanks, skeet

#2 86subaru

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 06:28 PM

well as far as the rear end i used xt trailing arm , springs, sway bar,,but the front struts from an xt will work ,but it will sit pretty low , i am also in need of front adjustable manual struts for my full time 4wd a/t turbo wagon , because the front sits lower than the back , the back air struts have quit working now,

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 07:07 PM

There were adjustable springs on the 86 models. the front worked by turning 2 nuts and the back worked by having the spring landing sit on different levels. The back is a pain to adjust when it gets rusty, also you need to remove the wheels as you adjust.

#4 SubaSkeet

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 09:12 AM

so are new shocks out of the question? has anyone tried something that didnt come from a subaru?

#5 86subaru

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 10:32 AM

i think you can honda accord springs , but other board members can answer that

#6 75skunkaroo

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 11:29 AM

hi-jacker air shocks?

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 02:59 PM

skeet if you goto a parts store and look up struts for like say a 87 GL wagon 4wd and look at the adjustable ones they do have them I think monroe makes them that way and the rear struts are the same but you use a spring compressor and compress the spring then lift and turn the bottom perch

if you go that way you can adjust them and for the rear I would recomment puting a worm drive hose clamp around the bottom perch cause those tabs, even though rarely, have been known to snap off and that is a remedy for that




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