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#1 tracedog67

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 03:23 PM

Fellers,

I need to get my rear struts replaced on my '97 OBW with 238k miles. Every time i go over a larger bump I hear a clunk on the driver's rear side. What would I expect to pay at the dealer and at an independent place? Is there any advantage of using OEM parts at the dealer? Has anyone had their's replaced?

thanks

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 03:11 PM

Fellers,

I need to get my rear struts replaced on my '97 OBW with 238k miles. Every time i go over a larger bump I hear a clunk on the driver's rear side. What would I expect to pay at the dealer and at an independent place? Is there any advantage of using OEM parts at the dealer? Has anyone had their's replaced?

thanks

Tdog


KYB makes replacement struts for Subarus. The GR-2 is what is usually spec'ed. The KYB-AGX is adjustable and they say they are only for the impreza but some say they will work with other Subarus.

Tire-rack has good prices and ships very fast. There is a guy at the rs25.com forums in the vendor classified section that had a better price than Tire-rack.

I think you are looking at 2hrs labor to install each side.

You might want to consider putting new springs in when you do the strut replacement. I am replacing with Whiteline Control springs.

I am also replacing the strut mounts as well.


238K is amazing. Many people say that a stock suspension lasts around 60-90k.




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