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Unread 14th August 2008, 10:02 AM
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Gents, please. Looks like everyone has gone to their corners. Lets keep it that way.
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Very sorry to hear about your work worries. Work can be hard enough sometimes without personal conflict added to the mix. You and Eastie are quite right, my research was flawed and incomplete. The self-levelling suspension was not discontinued. My Daughters '99 forester had the self-levelling suspension fail on one side of her car and had to replace both rear struts. The guy we bought the new struts from bagged the self-levelling suspension from his long experience with Subaru's.
Hear say, I know, but that's what influenced my opinion. That's all it ever was, my opinion.
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Unread 14th August 2008, 10:33 AM
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It's all cool Carlo.
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Never thought about that but I can see the reasoning. Cheers Ian
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I too had heard that the older SL suspension was suspect and was interested to see how mine would go on the Foz. Well, originally I thought it was just fine and then I heard of one failing in the SG series - well I thought, one was not enough proof, then two - well still not proof. Then in 2005 my LHS failed on Cape York. Most seem to be the LHS as well.

So, why swap - well at least with conventional and especially with heavy duty springs and standard struts the rear won't sag if a strut fails - this could be very important when you are outback and loaded to the hilt with camping gear!
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So, why swap - well at least with conventional and especially with heavy duty springs and standard struts the rear won't sag if a strut fails - this could be very important when you are outback and loaded to the hilt with camping gear!
Kevin, you make a fair point about when it can be prudent to go simple. I had already made the decision to change mine for my forthcoming trip - but my primary reason had been for what I hope will be better durability of the KYBs and it being simpler to lift. I now have another reason. However when the trip is over I might swap back to the SLS as it is softer.
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Most seem to be the LHS as well.

Interesting. It was the left side that failed on my Daughter Fozzie as well!
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^ yes, a definite pattern has emerged for sure!
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Can anybody give me an idea of what price I'd be looking at for the following:

Front Only?

Rear Only?

All Round?
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Can anybody give me an idea of what price I'd be looking at for the following:

Front Only?

Rear Only?

All Round?
ok. i just rang the two shops mentioned by Mr Turbo and Spinners, wholesale suspenion at Penrith quoted $995 for 4 corners fitted.
wholesale suspenion at Black Town $795 4 corners fitted.
pays to shop around!
and i havent finnished shopping yet!
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