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Old 02-03-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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in need of left rear strut since mine is sagging,giving my car a lousy stance

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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are you sure its the strut?
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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tell you the truth,im not really sure..


they were like that since i had my stock springs on..so im just assuming its the struts.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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ide get it checked out first before you do all of this. could be something else.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:00 PM   #5
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im reaaaaaaaaally reallllllllly in doubt with my suspension alignment specs at the moment..it might be the camber,dont know...
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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camber is not going to make the car more bouncy. the strut is blown if the spring bounces and keeps bouncing. But I doubt it since your car is new and I assume the struts are too. I'd bet you have the settings on the strut either too high (high frequency bounce, it's bouncing on the strut/top hat) or too low (no damping at all)

what springs are you running and what settings are the shocks at?
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:05 PM   #7
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i have tein h techs,bought them new..had them professionaly installed and aligned at a shop

both springs and struts are in good condition,no leaks,excessive rusting or bent IIRC(checked them two weeks ago)

the ride werent bouncy at all

i have stock struts
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #8
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oh i misunderstood. I don't read good.

the strut shouldn't cause any sag - the spring would. what is the measurement at the two rear corners?
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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im just guessing that left is lower than the right side like half on an inch
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #10
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sounds weird, I'd talk to whoever installed them. And measure the corners to see if it really does sag.

a blown strut would cause the spring to be bouncy, make sure the spring is seated right in the perches
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:34 PM   #11
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make sure the spring is seated right in the perches
how can i check if theyre installed right?
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:51 PM   #12
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you can jack up the back corner so that you can see better, the bottom end of the spring sits in the perch a certain way. there's a slot where the end of the spring should fit in. if it were rotated a little, it could throw off the height
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:55 PM   #13
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wow..cool! will check it tonight..thanks a lot sir!

i should be able to "turn" them with my bare hands to make them sit with the said perch,right?
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #15
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Your endlinks could be bent as well. I know its a common problem with STi's, I cant see the WRX endlinks being any better. When my rears bent it flipped my sway bar making an uneven stance.

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Old 02-03-2009, 03:41 PM   #16
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i should be able to "turn" them with my bare hands to make them sit with the said perch,right?
depends on the drop and you'd have to unhook the swaybar
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Your endlinks could be bent as well. I know its a common problem with STi's, I cant see the WRX endlinks being any better. When my rears bent it flipped my sway bar making an uneven stance.

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dude,thats exactly how mine are



glad im not the only one


time to sell the subaru!!!
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dude,thats exactly how mine are



glad im not the only one


time to sell the subaru!!!
This normally happens if your dropped and go up/down a hill. Mine bent when I was pulling out of my driveway. If they are bent just get some Kartboy endlinks. Easy fix, just obnoxious that it happens, actually the only thing that has ever broke on my STi.
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bent endlinks are common on STis, but not wrx's. the endlink design is different on both. for example, wrx end links are plastic/rubber and sti endlinks are metal. so they dont bend really, they flex, and i guess they snap as well.
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so while changing my exhaust yesterday,i noticed that my left rear is shorter than the right side,


not installed properly?honestly i dont know what to look at/for
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Check if the OTHER side is installed correctly... If it's not sitting in the perch right on the other side it would be too high on that side.

Definitely not endlinks, specially if your sway is stock. The stock sway is too thin and the endlinks too flexible to be damaged with your driving style.

Could just be one of those balance things. With coilovers this is something that you can adjust away... with Springs you can add shims under the springs or at the tophats to even it out, but.... Good luck!

PM me what shop installed 'em, or at least what they say, and I'll see what I can do/recommend.
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Van: I still have those 07 struts
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