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1988 GL wagon with uneven front ride height - bad strut? bad spring? both?

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The body of my GL wagon is sitting 3/4" low on the front driver's side. The struts are old/original, so I plan on replacing them to (hopefully) level things out. My mechanic wonders if the front driver's spring may have lost its temper and is part of the height problem, is this possible? If so, where do I find a new front spring? 

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Thank you John, that makes good sense and I will pass it on to my mechanic.

 

Working around the lack of replacement Subaru springs, he tells me most VW and Toyota springs are direct replacements - that's a big hurdle crossed.

 

Thanks again.

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... my GL wagon is sitting 3/4" low on the front driver's side ...

 

Somehow, that's normal wear of the coil spring, because often, the cars are only used by the Driver, and the weight is unbalanced.

 

 

...the lack of replacement Subaru springs...

 

Long ago, I wrote regarding improving the suspension for offroading / loaded uses.

 

~► http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/106807-improved-shock-absorbers-and-spring-coils-on-loyales/

 

In that writeup, I mention some coil springs that fits on the Subie, but will raise and stiffen the ride; read it in case you want such results.

 

Kind Regards.

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Thank you Loyale2.7Turbo for sharing the details of your suspension mods - I am impressed an encouraged! I have since located a set of "1988 Leone Mk. II Estate" springs overseas, but am not thrilled about the shipping price.

 

Before I retrofit or pay a fortune for shipping, does anyone happen to have the factory specifications of the OEM coil springs OR know where I can find them?

 

Kindest thanks,

 

S

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Thank you Loyale 2.7 Turbo for sharing the details of your suspension mods - I am impressed an encouraged! ...

 

You're Welcome!

 

 

... does anyone happen to have the factory specifications of the OEM coil springs OR know where I can find them? ...

 

it is on the Writeup, whose link I shared above; however, let me Share it here:

 

SpringsSpecifications.jpg

 

Kind Regards.

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