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XT6 air struts on a GL?


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#1 bigo1966

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:50 AM

Anyone done it? Might get some good travel out of a setup like that? Any thoughts? Ive roughly got 13 inches of travel on the buggyroo in the rear with air shocks instead of the coilovers. It works great. The front has about as much flex as 2x4.

#2 grossgary

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:54 PM

XT6 front struts are completely different than EA82 front struts, they are not immediately interchangeable. maybe with some significant modifications you could get them to work. but there are turbo's and XT Turbo's with front air suspension that would bolt right up, is there any reason you wouldnt' want to use those?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:26 PM

13" of travel with air shocks......with subaru air shocks? per corner? 13" of travel would eat a CV axle alive!

not to mention the fact that the vast majority of air shocks ever made now leak :dead:

#4 bigo1966

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:20 PM

13" of travel with air shocks......with subaru air shocks? per corner? 13" of travel would eat a CV axle alive!

not to mention the fact that the vast majority of air shocks ever made now leak :dead:



I am currently running "overload" air shocks as my main spring. they work great for my setup and im going to put them to the test this weekend. I need to post some pics soon. they are not the stock subaru air shock.

#5 Numbchux

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 01:09 AM

they are not the stock subaru air shock.


AH HA. yea, I highly doubt that a subaru air shock would yield any more travel than a coilover one....

#6 bigo1966

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 11:57 AM

Im thinking it would have to add more travel than the coils. Set it up with a larger external air tank, add more volume and the ability for compression. Anyone have any XT air struts?




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