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Quick interchangeability question...


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#1 DerFahrer

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 03:20 PM

Would the strut assemblies from a 86 GL wagon fit my 88 XT GL?? Front and rear? I might have found a donor car to swap my air suspension out, so please help!

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#2 archemitis

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 03:26 PM

they will fit, but i dont know what they would do for ride height

#3 DerFahrer

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 03:48 PM

Okay, I can get the car really cheap, so the worst case scenario is I could always cut the springs...

#4 TROGDOR!

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 04:45 PM

I'd suggest using 2WD sedan/coupe/XT components. I know that the rear shocks are longer on ALL wagons, and I tried using 4WD struts on the front of my XT and the strut assembly itself was longer. Was a royal pain in the butt to put in, and the car looked really silly sitting high.

Your air suspension works, doesnt it? Up here we say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#5 gravelRX

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 04:46 PM

I swapped the reg struts from a XT6 to an Rx and it dropped the nose 2 1/2 inches. So from that I would venture to guess the opposite would apply to what your trying to do. ?

?Don't know about the rear.

Jay




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