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Question Replacment shocks. what did you get

well it seems everything is going at once i now need new shocks as well as a gearbox. so what have you guys used (brands and type) and from where? i think i recall Carlo getting replacments from someone in penrith?? is that right mate or am i imagining things anyway let me know, any info will be good especially those with outbacks 98-03
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I got all of my suspension done at Wholesale Suspension at Penrith.

The springs were 30mm raised King Springs (190 pounds) all round.
I also put KYB Struts in at the same time. (4x)
I had to change the struts due to the self leveling (rear).

I was & still am very pleased with them & have never looked back.
Wholesale Suspension was recommended to me by Kevin (thanks mate) & I would also highly recommend them to anyone that wants & / or needs any work done.

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I had to change the struts due to the self leveling (rear).
so you got standard struts on the rear? do you by chance have the number for those guys
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so you got standard struts on the rear? do you by chance have the number for those guys
Not quite sure if they are standard or not, but I will find out for you.

All I know is that I had to do away with the self leveling struts in the rear due to springs being raised.

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good on ya Mr T will give em a ring tomorrow
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I had mine done with Wholesale Suspension at Blacktown.

Wholesale Suspension Blacktown 1/47 Third ave Blacktown,
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I needed to replace my self levellers as one had failed. I went with the KYB Excel-G gas replacement struts. Love them. I'll put the same on the front when the time comes.

Don't go with the Boge's if they offer them. They will say that they are cheaper. They are, and they get a kick back for selling them also. They are virtually identical to the KYB's, but I've heard some poor stories and recommendations. Stick with the KYB's.

I had STANDARD HEIGHT HD King Springs installed in lieu of raised. If you look in the King Spring online catalogue, they'll say that they don't exist but they now do. Best thing is to ring and find out.

Eden, as you have the 50mm body lift, you could go the 30mm raised springs and get a little more lift
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Yep, stick with the KYB Excel-G and Kings. It's all good.
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Eden, as you have the 50mm body lift, you could go the 30mm raised springs and get a little more lift
Don't you already have raised King springs Eden?
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Don't you already have raised King springs Eden?
right you are. but i will have them checked (the rear ones) when i have the struts done because i have about 200Kg of tools in the back and i think over the years they have sagged a bit
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Just had the rear struts on my '03 Forrie replaced with KYB Excel-G (I've just got to the 100,000km mark). They seem nice, I wouldn't mind them being firmer, but they are much better than what the Forries struts were when they were new! I remember when i test drove and bought the Forrie, and wishing the struts had firmer valving, way back then. I've got the old Suba-xtreme heavy duty springs, standard height - still going well, no sagging yet, and they have had a hard time, done about 70,000km on those, a lot of that loaded pretty well.

I probably need to replace the front as well, and I'll go the same. I was going to get Bilsteins on th eback, but they don't have a model for the '03 - they suspension guy said he could put them on, but would have to modify the way the brake hose is attached, which he preferred not to have to do.
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