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Vert, I have some used rear SLS struts and springs from a 2007 SG XT that I was about to place on eBay. They were fine when I removed them 2 years ago to fit KYB struts and dobinsons springs. You can have the lot for $100 plus freight from Hervey bay to you. PM me if interested.
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Want to do a little bit more looking at things before I make a decision. If you swapped them out working then there must be a big improvement with the new setup you have.
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The cheapest way to go is simply fit 1" saggy bum spacers, I can do that for $75 posted. The better but more expensive solution is new springs/struts. Few choices, Pedders complete units like RB's; or KYB struts with Kings (I rate these the best of the aftermarket springs), Dobinsons or Lovells springs
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^ Not wanting to spoil a sale NL but saggy bum spacers will not fix stuffed springs and shocks which could pose some degree of risk.
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Want to do a little bit more looking at things before I make a decision. If you swapped them out working then there must be a big improvement with the new setup you have.
I needed heavier springs for towing which you can't do with the self leveling struts. I also have a brand new set of Dobinsons lifted rear Springs you can have for $100 plus freight. They have been fitted once and removed the same day.
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^ Not wanting to spoil a sale NL but saggy bum spacers will not fix stuffed springs and shocks which could pose some degree of risk.
Haha no worries lol. I agree, new springs & struts is the better option. Some people just do the spacers as its pretty cheap to do
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Lol well some quick ring around results so far.

Peddlers comfort gas/heavy duty standard spring suply & fit $800+$120 alignment = $920

Sydney suspension kyb/king spring supply fit and alignment $970.

Does that sound about right?
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The pedders ezifits rb were about $800 supply only when I checked online but I saw reading through some of your posts that this still did not bring back to stock height.
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^ "Stock height" is a range, not a figure ... .

OEM spec is 440 +12 to -24 mms - i.e. between 416 and 452 mms, IIRC.

Mine is around 435mm if I remove all the crap out of it - i.e. return it to as near as I can get to factory curb weight. My car came with a very heavy duty tow bar (from a Liberty, I think). This lowers the rear a little!

Be careful with the Pedders. They make (or made) two different rear units for the 2006 N/A Forester - a heavy duty one (NOT recommended by Lucas) and the variable rate ones I bought. The latter are about 17% heavier duty than the OEM units.

Pedders part numbers for mine were 808473L and 808473R, one of each .

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Lol yeah will be on the lookout. Yours is still 30mm better then my current.

If it's sagged that much springs would be gone. Chances are due to age struts would be well along the same lines.so not too keen on the just replace springs job due to this.
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