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Looky what I found on a '88 GL in Orlando


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#1 Phaedras

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:31 PM

I was bummed out because the junkyards around here I usually go to for the odd part for my Loyale had recently crushed their Subes. On the way home I drop by this new U-Pull place and lo-and-behold a 1988 GL SPFI. And here's what I found on 'em:

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KYB GR-2 341066 HJ06 is the model apparently.

Does this one not look too bad? I only took one because I'm no expert (was a mother***** to take off) Theres some weird red dust in the middle where the rod meets the lower half and I can see some more at the very top inside the top dust boot. The lower dust boot is loose and can move up and down which I hope isn't that big of an issue. I for myself can't see any oil leakage. Also, these are probably 2WD struts as the car was a manual 2WD. I have a 4WD Loyale, so they should fit, right?. So should I get the other one? This cost me $30.

#2 JWX

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:27 PM

I thought you had found the fronts one, I don't think they make the rears anymore tho but I'm not really sure.

#3 Phaedras

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:56 PM

I'd just like to know if it's worth it before I tear off the ones on my car. The rear end is unbelievable squeaky even at really low speeds, but I don't want to put on something that doesnt fit or isnt much better.

#4 calebz

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:06 PM

They'll fit.

IIRC, the 2wd springs and such are shorter.
Overall, if in good condition, they may very well yeild decent results

#5 Qman

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:11 PM

They are the correct pt#. Some internet searching found that the number is still good. They are still available and run around $38.00 ea. This doesn't include the springs or attachment hardware.

Odd thing is that the XT6 uses a different pt#.

#6 GLCraig

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 01:42 AM

Odd thing is that the XT6 uses a different pt#.


If you look at an EA82 parts book you'll see there's about half a dozen different rear coilovers.

#7 erik litchy

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:22 AM

the red dust is the internal bump stop rotting.

#8 Phaedras

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 08:46 PM

the red dust is the internal bump stop rotting.



Sooo, is this bad? :grin:

Seriously, does it affect the strut performance majorly?

#9 erik litchy

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 08:54 PM

Sooo, is this bad? :grin:

Seriously, does it affect the strut performance majorly?


if it bothers you just buy new bumpstops. you have to compress the spring and unbolt the top and you will see it.

#10 WJM

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 09:14 PM

get some newer impreza/legacy bumpstops and cut them in half and use them front and rear. The stock ones are...well, not cheap.




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