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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Best shocks/struts for '89 4WD wagon???

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#1 Guest_moosens_*

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 09:18 PM

Time for a swap.Opinions on the ride quality please....pavement driving 98% for me.Only occasional romps in the sticks 'n stones.

This is for my Touring wagon which will be my winter car and vacation car.

I don't mind spending a little more for the best.This is not a budget shopping inquiry.Thanks.I expect to keep this car for several more years.This set should take me to the end of it's line.

#2 Guest_jmr052_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 07:45 AM

I asked the same question about a week ago and didn't get a response. I did some looking on the web and it looks like most aftermarket people only have one selection for any '89. I have been thinking about the KYBs which are a little less than $50 w/o springs.


#3 Guest_moosens_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:35 AM

Thanks Jay.I can't believe nobody else has an opinion.

I know I'm disliked by a few but what's your excuse?:rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

Seriously folks if you have any opinion blurt it out.I'll ask my dealer tech buddies today but I know what they're going to say already.

From TV,etc I'm used to hearing names like Gabriel,Munroe,etc. Just not very up on the modern stuff,if there is any.

#4 Guest_Konrad_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:47 AM

i have in back moonroe, they are dieing but from the beganing the worked great:) , if you'll not load the car with 1000 lbs. they will work fine,.......


#5 Guest_PoorManzImpreza_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 11:35 AM

I've been seeing some honda rear struts that look like they might fit our subs..if they do this opens up a world of struts that can be used..height adjustable coil overs with infinite adjustment between fully low and high, adjustable damping all the good stuff..


#6 Guest_moosens_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 02:13 PM

Konrad,I thought I kicked you out of this country.:rollin: Did you get delayed?Or are you across the pond?

I'm mostly interestd in just popping struts in.I'll take it to a place that specializes or get a spring compressor and do them myself.I just want to keep it fairly simple.Swaping the whole units isn't too bad but I'd rather cut work and run around time to a minimum or pay a shop.

Brand names that work.That's what I'm interested in,thanks.

#7 Guest_james hogan_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 02:56 PM

IIRC, GR2's have an application for the rear, but not the front. Searched for the 87 RX.

I don't not like you.(sic)


#8 Guest_oobnuker_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 06:16 PM

Paul - I've got spring compressors if you need them.

#9 Guest_PoorManzImpreza_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 07:25 PM

KYB and monroe both offer OEM equiv. shocks for subarus I've got monroes @ all four corners..work very well all gas..


#10 Guest_Konrad_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 10:22 PM

yeah, Paul,.... the plane crashed:p so i'm still here,..... monroe shocks are real good:D


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