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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:54 am 
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Thanks Cam, sorry to bang on, the rear ones i now have on don't have the sls canister on them, would they still be internally sls?
I like the ride height of yours and won't be going back to coil overs, i prefer the comfy ride too!


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 12:54 pm 
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They could well be , that would be best to confirm from part number - hopefully someone with some sg sls rears can give the number ... Or scope out a wreckers etc


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:18 pm 
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The rear shocks are internal sls
I'm pretty sure the prev owner took them out of a 06 fsti (however never verified this, the part no. never really confirm if it for XT or STi version, just "turbo" models")

While yes they don't have the pink spring, they do come with the black springs alot
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-Subaru-For ... 4#viTabs_0
https://www.japandirectjapanese.com/jdm ... -2008.html
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Foreste ... 0005.m1851

as for the ride hight, yes they sit high, but so do these?
https://www.beforward.jp/subaru/foreste ... id/849669/
https://www.beforward.jp/subaru/foreste ... id/660036/
any drop would be 10mmish? found them more aggressive compared to stock ones (but a poor comparison as 200+kms xt suspension could have been flogged)

GGA WRX 2001 early bugeye wagon would be 60-70mm? huge drop,maybe lower than kings superlow? (these are currently fitted to my foz)
The 01 have non tapered spring hats so can bolt in, other models will need 01 GDA/GGA or the sg spring hat (see article below)
Being standard shocks and springs there shouldn't be an issue with the shock bottoming out, only issues are the snapping rear swaybar mounts off the lca with whiteline hd sg swaybar
http://www.ozfoz.com.au/forum/viewtopic ... ed35cc3bb6
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin ... eap-10696/

Kingspring "low" 20mmish drop is minimal (KSFR-22 front & KSRS-39 rear) as picture below
Was used with standard 03 sg9 non sls shocks, not sure how much it will sag/settle over time.
IMO It wasn't worth buying new for such a small visual drop... ($240 front and rear on sale off ebay)
Couldn't find a listing for superlow but there is a raised option!


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:09 pm 
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thanks mate, i worked out today that they have the internal sls, can you give a bit more info on those photos cheers?
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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Rthy wrote:
The rear shocks are internal sls
I'm pretty sure the prev owner took them out of a 06 fsti

While yes they don't have the pink spring, they do come with the black springs alot
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-Subaru-For ... 4#viTabs_0
https://www.japandirectjapanese.com/jdm ... -2008.html
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Foreste ... 0005.m1851

as for the ride hight, yes they sit high, but so do these?
https://www.beforward.jp/subaru/foreste ... id/849669/
https://www.beforward.jp/subaru/foreste ... id/660036/

any drop would be 10mm?
while the gga wrx (00-01 bugeye wagon) would be 50-70mm? huge drop, maybe lower than kings superlow?
with the matching shock they suit well, only issues are the snapping rear swaybar mounts on the lca

whiteline "low" 20mm drop is minimal (KSRS-39)

Snapping the mounts is probably due to being excessively low without doing anything to correct the terrible geometry from going low. Id say its binding up the links somehow if it keeps happening.

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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Those STi foresters look lower than a stock XT to me - about 40mm or so like you would expect , if it didn't drop at all when he changed the struts over it seems pretty obvious they were just standard struts and springs


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Mcstevo wrote:
thanks mate, i worked out today that they have the internal sls, can you give a bit more info on those photos cheers?
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Rthy wrote:
Snapping the mounts is probably due to being excessively low without doing anything to correct the terrible geometry from going low. Id say its binding up the links somehow if it keeps happening.

Yeah, the height, spring rate and 22mm swaybar isn't a good combo. Had coilovers in it previously with 10/8 spring rate and r;an fine (except for being super firm ride). Was going to look into a more aggressive standard wrx height spring, but might be selling the foz.


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:40 pm 
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cam99 wrote:
Those STi foresters look lower than a stock XT to me - about 40mm or so like you would expect , if it didn't drop at all when he changed the struts over it seems pretty obvious they were just standard struts and springs

yeah did a look around on those shocks and they are listed as X/XT shocks which would be standard


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:59 pm 
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Rthy wrote:
Yeah, the height, spring rate and 22mm swaybar isn't a good combo. Had coilovers in it previously with 10/8 spring rate and r;an fine (except for being super firm ride). Was going to look into a more aggressive standard wrx height spring, but might be selling the foz.

Spring rate and sway bar thickness isnt the issue. I have 9/7 springs with 25/22 swaybars and used the vehicle for motorsport. Its not the stiffness. Its the terrible geometry. And the terrible geometry will be caused by going super low and not dealing with the entire suspension/chassis system as a whole.

You LCAs are probs bending uphill like a bad yoga pose. Lateral arms splaying out all crooked like a bow legged granny climbing a 2nd story staircase. Trailing arms mashing everything 20-30mm rearward. Swaybar links coming out all janky angles like a Picasso on a 3 day crack bender. No wonder stuffs breaking like it is. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:50 am 
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Bram wrote:
Spring rate and sway bar thickness isnt the issue. I have 9/7 springs with 25/22 swaybars and used the vehicle for motorsport. Its not the stiffness. Its the terrible geometry. And the terrible geometry will be caused by going super low and not dealing with the entire suspension/chassis system as a whole.

You LCAs are probs bending uphill like a bad yoga pose. Lateral arms splaying out all crooked like a bow legged granny climbing a 2nd story staircase. Trailing arms mashing everything 20-30mm rearward. Swaybar links coming out all janky angles like a Picasso on a 3 day crack bender. No wonder stuffs breaking like it is. :lol:


Haha, not sure what suspension your thinking off but there is no yoga pose, grannys or picassos.
There is plenty is clearance (still 1"ish between the guard and tyre) and movement, nor rubbing or bashing here. can still dial in 0 camber all around.
*also clearance between the body/crossmembers/lca/etc...

However, yes on full flex with stock suspension (2-4" travel per side?) with one side compressed and uncompressed/expanded on the other... ad a super stiff swaybar and 2 tiny welds...
Not an issue with motorsports 9/7 spring rate.

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