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Old 03-31-2002, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Some slightly informative pics for L vs. RS comparisons (and other things)

Here are a couple pics from my suspension install... (4 total, gonna have to make new posts for each one)

This is a side-by-side pic of the old L struts and the RS struts. Notice the slight difference in design, and different bumpstop. And the big non-visible difference I noticed was I could move the L strut up and down by hand (108k miles, blown?) and the RS was stiff as heck!
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Old 03-31-2002, 03:43 AM   #2
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Heres the car in the garage up on stands Not really informative, but it was nice to have it up in my garage with room to close the door overnight in case I could get it done in one day, which I didnt! (see my other recent thread about it here and in BAIC)
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Old 03-31-2002, 03:49 AM   #3
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Heres a pic where you can kindof see how the car sat before the RS suspension was installed...

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...3597euzqIbVWJX

And here it is after... You cant really see much of a difference, and I dont think there is much of one, but the springs on the RS were just a tad shorter so It might be sitting maybe a 1/4 of an inch lower or so. Its NIIIIIICE and stiff now despite how it looks (tires SUCKing arse dont help though!)
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Old 03-31-2002, 03:54 AM   #4
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Ok, heres a pic of the Swaybar install I did. Notice all the new parts are nice and clean while everything else is covered in CAKED DIRT which is a biatch to clean off and I need to soon
Thats a 17mm wagon swaybar. And I found out today that the RS has a different control link which looks more boxy and less like the rear link in shape. Wonder why they changed it?
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:00 PM   #5
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What did you place the front jackstands under?
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:55 PM   #6
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What did you place the front jackstands under?
looks like he has them on the radiator core support...not my choice in putting a jackstand.

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Old 04-01-2002, 12:30 AM   #7
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Wow the jackstands position is very weird...the one closer looks a bit off too (compared to the farther one), or am I seeing things?

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I use the oil pan j/k of course... any other L owners want some RS suspension? I have it.
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Old 04-01-2002, 02:38 AM   #9
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What did you place the front jackstands under?
Look closer, those arent even under the car! You guys are blind! The one up front isnt even close to the car! And the other one is just off to the side if you look at where the shadow is [11 in the morning, garage faces south]

The actual jack stands are farther back behind the wheel, with jacks on both sides as well (in the shadows, you cant see them)
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Look closer, those arent even under the car!
Your L is floating on air!
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Old 04-01-2002, 11:12 AM   #11
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I have a front 20mm wrx sway and rear sway mounts for any of you 'L' guys who may be interested in upgrading your suspension. PM me for details.
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Could you tell me how the rear sway bar went in? A frind of mine who has a 95 1.8L coupe plans to do the same to his car. As of now, he has a Ver.5 suspension, whiteline rear sway bar, new control arms, endlinks, and swaybar mounts. What else will be needed for the suspension/swaybar install? What bolts, tools, time, etc. will be needed? Could you give me an idea as to how the project went for you?

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Old 04-02-2002, 02:13 AM   #13
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What else will be needed for the suspension/swaybar install? What bolts, tools, time, etc. will be needed? Could you give me an idea as to how the project went for you?
Sure. Well, he has the control arms, endlinks, mounts... he needs the swaybar and the bushings now
If he doesnt have the bolts, he needs a couple of standard metric bolts (forget the size) for the mounts to mount to the chasis (just run into pepboys or kragen and ask them if you can grab a bolt to check the size) and if you look at my pic, you can tell about where the holes (they are covered) are for the bolts to go into.
For the endlinks, you have to get special bolts from subaru. Just walk into the parts department at a dealer and ask them which bolts are the bolts for the endlinks on the swaybar, they will have the part numbers and everything... (the top bolt is special cause its threaded AFTER the washer got put on!)

The control links are the hardest to install, cause you have to take off the wheels and have the car on jackstands, and break those 2 bolts that hold on the links and they are REALLY on there good! Use some WD40 or bolt loosener stuff to get them loose before hand, then get a breaker bar with a wrech of some sort on both sides to get them off (the one by the wheel is 116ft-lbs, and the other by the chasis is 83 ft-lbs) and make sure you note where the alignment lines are on the bolts on the chasis when you put them back together.

To install the swaybar, you just need some ramps and a socket wrench with the right size sockets [did I get that tool name right?]. Maybe just some normal wrenches to hold down the other side of the bolts on the endlink... Everything else pops on right easy, and can pretty much just be hand tightened.

The control link install took me like 2 and a half hours, the rest took just a few minutes
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