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#1 Midwst

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 08:03 PM

I am thinking about buying a 93 Subaru Legacy with electronic suspension. The rear struts are shot. From what I understand, the parts are dealer only $$$$$. Can I remove the electronic suspension in just the rear and instal cheaper combo of springs and struts? If I switch the rear to non electronic suspension, do I have to switch the front too? Thanks.

#2 firstwagon

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:12 AM

I am thinking about buying a 93 Subaru Legacy with electronic suspension. The rear struts are shot. From what I understand, the parts are dealer only $$$$$. Can I remove the electronic suspension in just the rear and instal cheaper combo of springs and struts? If I switch the rear to non electronic suspension, do I have to switch the front too? Thanks.


From what I was told, the suspension computer monitors all 4 struts. If they are not at the right height, it runs the compressor until they are. If it doesn't get the correct height signal within 10 minutes or so, it creates a fault, turns the warning light on the dash on and turns the compressor off. I would assume if 2 of the struts were missing it would never get the signal it wants and would always create a fault.

It might work but you might also just find the 2 remaining air struts defalting all the time.

On mine, I just picked up a couple used air struts from the junkyard.

#3 Legacy777

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 11:17 AM

I wouldn't recommend running two air struts and two normal struts.

Just replace all the air struts with conventional struts and springs.

#4 Midwst

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the help. Now I know what I'm dealing with.




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