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Old 26th April 2018, 06:19 AM
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And the OEM SG struts I have from an '03 XS have 185mm stroke...I don't understand all these differences !

All measures are without bumpstops.
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I'm making a check-up of the Foz because I'm going for a 5 day offroad trip, all good but found that the springs have sagged a little, about 15mm front and 10mm rear, nothing too bad because I can change the spring seat heights but I already was at maximum height front before spring block (10cm with the Eibach 16" 125lbs/inch barrel). The rear are ok, still have some margin.

Luckily, I have some 150lbs/inch Eibach 16" barrel type springs from my previous Proflex coilovers, just need to swap them !
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The Forester has a new nick name given by the passengers I had on board for the last trip in Auvergne (Creuse), France....."Aladdin" because it went over obstacles like a flying carpet
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Old 14th May 2018, 07:05 PM
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That's a great name!
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Just a pic with good flex

https://www.forum4x4.org/attachment....895750&thumb=1
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Not bad yes. Cv axles not wearing faster because they more flexing? For that price they should be made of gold.
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No, because I'm in the tolerance and at ride height I have 2" lift from stock. The rear axles have 230'000 km and the front are scrap yard SVX axles...
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Aloha! So if Im read thru all these posts correctly. I should be able to order a naked set of dt1 from hotbits 16" barrel springs from eibach and a 1" trailing arm spacer for an 03 SG5 and be fine?

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Yes ! But you will also have to custom build a rear upper spring seat like shown on this picture :



Since this picture, the sides have been cut smaller, 1cm high from the inside because of the barrel type Eibach springs
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