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New struts. Sits higher?


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#1 Gene J

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:18 PM

I replaced the original struts with KYB GR2 struts. Am I imagining that it is sitting an inch higher all the way around?

The 98 GT wagon did sit on jack stands for 3 months but I remember the car being a bit lower.

#2 TheYeti

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:28 AM

It will be a bit higher for the first few days until your springs settle again.

You are going to like those GR2s :)

#3 johnceggleston

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:30 AM

I replaced the original struts with KYB GR2 struts. Am I imagining that it is sitting an inch higher all the way around?

The 98 GT wagon did sit on jack stands for 3 months but I remember the car being a bit lower.


it would depend on the struts you used. outbacks are taller, i don't know how much but an inch sounds about right. outback tires are about .78 inches larger in radius than legacy and .71 inches larger than GT.

i can usually feel the difference in height when i get out of the driver seat.

#4 scrapdaddytatum

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

i second the springs will settle
i have had soobs on the lift for that long
and when you set them down they sit a little high
they settle after the first jump....LOL

#5 Rooster2

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 09:17 AM

No, not your imagination. A few years back, I put KYB GR2s on my VW Quantum. The car immediately sat about an inch higher, and remained that way forever. I really liked the GR2s. The car rode a little firmer then stock OEM struts, while providing better handling.




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