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Finaly got the Impreza KYB suspension fitted. Was a straight swap apart from having to use Forester rear tophats. Cornering is a lot better, doesnt bounce around like it used to. But it seems a little too low and the back looks like it's sagging a little so am now on the lookout for a set of wagon springs.

And a bit of trim. :icon_rolleyes:
 

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I dont know. :icon_redface:They are cheap second hand ones. Once the suspension is where it needs to be and the tracking/alignment sorted I'll invest in some decent tyres.
 

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With a horizontal vehicle the arch gap f > r is different, so that always makes it look more rear down than it actually is.
 

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I was thinking that it could be the photo, the car park is on a slope. The car still has a problem. I changed the suspension because the left hand rear strut was a KYB non SLS, while the right hand rear was a green SLS. When the car is turning right I get a kind of grinding noise from the rear, I always assumed that it was the knackered strut. But now they've been changed it still happens but only under aceleration, if I coast round the corner it doesnt do it. Any ideas?
 

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was the replacement strut/springs secondhand ? If so could just be another dodgy one of those maybe ? could be anything from a wheel bearing to bushes , on my old impreza the exhaust used to catch on the underneath of the bodywork giving a horrible grindy noise when turning right , if you didn't know it you would have thought it was a suspension problem but was actually just a broken hanger....... you need to get it on a ramp to have a nose underneath :biggrin:
car looks great lower by the way :) ...a nice set of rims would make it look sweet !
 
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