OFFROADSUBARUS.com

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.com > Technical Forums > Suspension, Handling and Brakes

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 8th March 2018, 06:36 AM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X MY05
Transmission: 5MT D/R
Posts: 510
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Hmm... doesn't look like Gabriel do front struts forthe forester.

Oh! yes they do - new product!

Front strut part number 142330 if anyones interested. http://www.gabrielshocks.com.au/prod...ouncement.aspx
Although I am guessing that "Strut Mount" means the entiire strut? :scratches head:
__________________
JackBeNimble JackBeSLO JackGoesWhereverYouCanGo!

Last edited by Ben Up North; 8th March 2018 at 06:49 AM. Reason: update
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 8th March 2018, 10:06 AM
jf1sf5's Avatar
jf1sf5 jf1sf5 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Posts: 1,532
jf1sf5 is on a distinguished road
Default

Strut mounts is the same as top hats
__________________
Subversive...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 8th March 2018, 10:24 AM
MiddleAgeSubie MiddleAgeSubie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: AZ
Year: 2013 / 2008
Model: H6 5EAT OB with SubieLiftOZ kit / Tribeca
Transmission: 5EAT
Posts: 806
MiddleAgeSubie is on a distinguished road
Default

Go with whatever @NachaLuva suggests. I have never heard of Gabriel but if M's happy, you will be, too.

And whatever you do, never go cheap on a car going into remote areas...
__________________
18 4R TRDOP, 08 Tribeca
(13H6OB 2" SLOz, 06 B9)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 8th March 2018, 12:08 PM
scalman scalman is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Lithuania
Year: 2001
Model: Outback '01, 2.5 NA , VDC
Transmission: 4eat
Posts: 622
scalman is on a distinguished road
Default

so you there not have more makers of struts ? i have here Ridex, Nipparts, Kamoka, Optimal, KYB, Monroe, Stark , Bilstein, Ashika, Japanparts, and prices there not like very cheap for those front struts, like KYB about 65 front ones, bilstein about 80 and monroe about 100 euros. this i was looking for SG forester X.
but here people mostly talk about KYB's too as they cheap enough and good quality too.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 8th March 2018, 05:32 PM
NachaLuva's Avatar
NachaLuva NachaLuva is offline
Senior Member / Product Developer
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SE Melbourne
Posts: 5,452
NachaLuva is on a distinguished road
Default

Ben that link is just for the strut mount or top hat, not for the actual strut. This is what you want for your SG9 Foz:
http://www.gabrielshocks.com.au/PartFinder.aspx

I only have them on the rear, I found them to be slightly softer than aftermarket KYBs but still stiffer than OEM
__________________
SUBIELIFTOZ, QUALITY LIFT KITS FOR SUBARUS
1" & 2" lift kits; custom lift kits; all models
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 8th March 2018, 06:50 PM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X MY05
Transmission: 5MT D/R
Posts: 510
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Ahh. thought that might be the case. Do I need the top hat or can I use existing?
__________________
JackBeNimble JackBeSLO JackGoesWhereverYouCanGo!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 8th March 2018, 07:08 PM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X MY05
Transmission: 5MT D/R
Posts: 510
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiddleAgeSubie View Post
Go with whatever @NachaLuva suggests. I have never heard of Gabriel but if M's happy, you will be, too.
We need a thumbsup emoji!(there's one for the message header(?) but not in smilies?)

Quote:
And whatever you do, never go cheap on a car going into remote areas...
I hears ya! That's one of the reasons I've spent a reasonable whack on recovery equipment. Better to be safe than sorry
__________________
JackBeNimble JackBeSLO JackGoesWhereverYouCanGo!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 8th March 2018, 07:24 PM
NachaLuva's Avatar
NachaLuva NachaLuva is offline
Senior Member / Product Developer
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SE Melbourne
Posts: 5,452
NachaLuva is on a distinguished road
Default

Just use your existing top hats, dust boots but you may need new bump stops. That's those little yellow or white spongy things on the strut
__________________
SUBIELIFTOZ, QUALITY LIFT KITS FOR SUBARUS
1" & 2" lift kits; custom lift kits; all models
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 9th March 2018, 04:34 AM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X MY05
Transmission: 5MT D/R
Posts: 510
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Cheers for the info
__________________
JackBeNimble JackBeSLO JackGoesWhereverYouCanGo!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 9th March 2018, 07:03 AM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X MY05
Transmission: 5MT D/R
Posts: 510
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scalman View Post
so you there not have more makers of struts ? i have here Ridex, Nipparts, Kamoka, Optimal, KYB, Monroe, Stark , Bilstein, Ashika, Japanparts, and prices there not like very cheap for those front struts, like KYB about 65 front ones, bilstein about 80 and monroe about 100 euros. this i was looking for SG forester X.
but here people mostly talk about KYB's too as they cheap enough and good quality too.
Bilstein for 80 Euro? that's cheap as chips!
At a guess, Bilsteins here would be much more than Monroe.
That is just a guess..
__________________
JackBeNimble JackBeSLO JackGoesWhereverYouCanGo!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 12:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.