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Old 21st August 2016, 12:13 AM
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Hey all,
Since my last trip I noticed more that the rear on my SG was sitting quite low.

Anyone have any figures of what it should be.

My figures are from ground to top of wheel arch.
Any better ways to measure eg sil clearance let me know.

36psi in tyres. Subie unloaded.

Front P/755 D/750
Rear P/710 D/725

Cheers for any thoughts. Not sure if they are those self leveling struts or not yet.
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Old 21st August 2016, 12:33 AM
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Gidday Vert

Standard measurement protocol is from the centre of the hub to the top of the wheel arch.

You can easily tell if your car has SLS. If it has, it will have a canister on the front of the rear struts.

Mine were rooted (like a good tree ... ), and I replaced them with Pedders variable rate kits (complete strut assemblies). I couldn't be happier. Better ride and handling, and better when towing my CT.

My experiences documented here:

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=5435

Standard specs here:

http://offroadsubarus.com/showpost.p...7&postcount=19
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^ BTW, my rears are both 745mm measured from ground to top centre of wheel arch, on the centre line of the hub.
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Old 21st August 2016, 12:46 AM
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All right will remeasure to keep to a standard.
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Old 21st August 2016, 12:53 AM
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Ok rear about D/ 410 P/ 400

may have about 20 kg in boot. Forgot I had some gear hiding lol
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They are rooted, Vert.

Mine has about 40 kgs of crap sitting on the back floor ...

IIRC, OEM standard height varies by about +12/-24 mms from nominal.

If I put a 25mm lift in mine, it would be about +2mms in excess of OEM maximum height.
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The part numbers for the Pedders I got are in the photos here:

http://offroadsubarus.com/showpost.p...3&postcount=29

I am very happy with them.
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Old 21st August 2016, 01:16 AM
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Alrighty that's what I thought.
I will look into your thread.
When I last looked they were a strut and spring combo all ready to go.
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Are there any other recommendations ?
That's a bit of dough for them lol
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^ Quite ...

However, it is extremely easy to spend far more on non-standard, bespoke rear suspension.

What sold me were:

1) totally off the shelf parts;

2) 17% heavier springs;

3) variable rate springs vs. OEM fixed rate;

4) full replacement of entire unit, including bumps, etc.

After fitting of the new Pedders units, handling, comfort and load carrying were all better than the OEM SLS units when they were good.

Handling improvements on both bitumen and dirt were even noticeable to my photographer mate, who is often a passenger with me on the open road and around town ... improvements at both high and low speeds on all kinds of surfaces.

Of course, it is possible to just replace the SLS struts with conventional ones, but the springs are engineered for use with the SLS units ... .
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