craigmcd Posted October 15, 2014 Share Posted October 15, 2014 Howdy, we have the 2005, and it needs suspension work. I am pretty handy and well equipped, and use the lifts at the garage on a military base - however, this is new to me. The garage has a strut / spring compressor mounted to the wall I can use. I need some recommendations for the best way to go about that. Should I just buy replacement struts with the coil (front) and the similar full assembly set up for the rear ? Or should I buy only the struts (front) and shocks (rear) and then reuse the coils ? I reviewed some of the info about ghostwalking, which is not an issue we have experienced. In the solutions area it says... Solution #3: Replace worn rear dampers. The2005-2009 chassis dampers (struts/shocks) are notorious for prematurewear. The rear end is the worst with a floatly/bouncy feeling after onlya few years of use. The fix is to replace the rear shocks with a morerobust aftermarket brand like KYB Excel-G/GR-2. Using the 2003-2004chassis rear KYB shocks is a popular option because they stiffen therear end considerably and are 100% compatible with the 2005-2009 cars.See the main suspension FAQ thread for more info. Would that be the best way to go at this point ?? I am not sure what a "damper" is, unless they are referring to the entire shock / strut assembly. They mention only the shocks, so are they reusing the spring coil ? Any other recommended struts or shocks, or should I stay with OEM from Subi ? Thank you, C Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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