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Old 08-10-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Will Forester struts fit on a GC8?

I have forester springs on my car with RS struts. My struts are blown, or at least one is. I want to know if the forester struts will fit on my '93 L, like the springs did. Also, if anyone has their old forester struts lying around... I'll take them!
How can you tell for sure that a strut is blown? Will someone take a look at mine and let me know?

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Old 08-10-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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Subaru parts are like LEGO's. They probably will fit but you will need to swap the top hats to your stock impreza hats. other than i dont see why not. hope this helps.
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Old 08-10-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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Yup...they will work. Buddy of mine has a OBS with forester struts/springs. Its a monster wagon!

Just use your top hats.
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:01 PM   #4
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I have forester springs on my car with RS struts. My struts are blown, or at least one is. I want to know if the forester struts will fit on my '93 L, like the springs did. Also, if anyone has their old forester struts lying around... I'll take them!
How can you tell for sure that a strut is blown? Will someone take a look at mine and let me know?

Thanks!!!

~Bris~
Several ways to figure that out. Visual is one way. Check the top of the strut housing inside the spring, see if you see any oil/fluid residue. If there are any spots that have a abundant of dirt buildup, then most likely there is a leak.

If you can manage to get your fingers into the strut piston shaft (shinny mirror polished looking part) feel for any oily substance along the shaft. Also, if you can, feel around the strut seal and see if you feel any abundance of oily dirt.

If the struts is really blown, you should be able to tell by driving it around and going over bumps.

Hope that helps.

Oh yeah, hope you put the bump stops back when you reassembled your struts.

No wonder why your car looks lifted..

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Old 08-11-2004, 04:21 AM   #5
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Yup...they will work. Buddy of mine has a OBS with forester struts/springs. Its a monster wagon!

Just use your top hats.
Hey Vic!
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Old 08-11-2004, 01:37 PM   #6
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Yo! Got to wonder around SCIC every now and then
Your like neighbors!
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:11 PM   #7
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Yo! Got to wonder around SCIC every now and then
Your like neighbors!
Right on. How's the new rally car? Does it have a rally monkey mounted to the roof yet?
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:30 PM   #8
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I told you the passenger strut is likely blown. You don't trust me??

with those Forester springs, it's very likely that all 4 of your struts are gone. that's what you get for cobbling mismatched things together lol
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:42 PM   #9
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Right on. How's the new rally car? Does it have a rally monkey mounted to the roof yet?

Sorry for the hijack

New cars sweet! The bill wasnt

Here's a link to some pics. Its a slow link (cable modem upstream)

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When you guys comming out here??


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Do you want pics of a GC with forester springs/struts?
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:57 PM   #10
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Old 08-11-2004, 07:46 PM   #11
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Sorry for the hijack

New cars sweet! The bill wasnt

Here's a link to some pics. Its a slow link (cable modem upstream)

Group N pictures

When you guys comming out here??
Whoa! The new car looks HAWT!!!1TWELVE Nice motor, too.

I dunno when we'll be able to come visit all the New Mexicans...the baby's due in about 2 months.
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:38 AM   #12
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sure!
I'll take some tomorrow. Thing looks great Still handles purty good too!
Pleanty of clearance to drive OVER parking curbs!



M man....

Holy Crap!! US2JDM Jr is on its way!! I totally forgot. Dude...let me know what happens.

Cars a V6 STi. Runs like a champ Shell was built by Vermont Sports car.
You guys need to help me find someone who wants a good PGT car
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Old 08-12-2004, 02:22 AM   #13
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I'll take some tomorrow. Thing looks great Still handles purty good too!
Pleanty of clearance to drive OVER parking curbs!



M man....

Holy Crap!! US2JDM Jr is on its way!! I totally forgot. Dude...let me know what happens.

Cars a V6 STi. Runs like a champ Shell was built by Vermont Sports car.
You guys need to help me find someone who wants a good PGT car
Sweet!...an LHD V6! And built by Vermont Sports Car no less. Very nice. I can't wait to see what you can do in that thing.

Maybe some of Gravel Girl's Gravel Crew buddies are interested in a PGT car. I trust you've already put it on Ben's Rally Page.

W3rp!

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Old 08-12-2004, 11:03 AM   #14
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Dang, Vic, those are nice pics of the new rally car. Where did you take those pictures?
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:11 PM   #15
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I'll post the pics here tomorrow. Buddy's not at work today.



OMG....All the Albuquehquerquehe people are merging to scic. Its like were illegal

Dave: Pics are from 4hills. How did you get to scic?

Yup...car is on rallyclassified. Somebody buy the thing! It needs a good home. It kills me to see two spiffed out GC's sitting in the garage everyday.
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:24 PM   #16
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I'll give it a very good home! And it will get a sufficient amount of proper usage! All you have to do is contribute to the Gravel Girl rally fund.
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You poor, poor bastard.
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