Author Topic: Difference between WRX, XT and X shocks.  (Read 1111 times)

December 06, 2015, 06:55:47 PM
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Stev0

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Some pictures between strut differences between Wrx, XT and X shocks.

Front



Rear



XT vs X rear.  Self leveling vs non


Which one failed..
« Last Edit: December 06, 2015, 07:02:57 PM by Steve »
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December 06, 2015, 08:57:36 PM
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Speedy

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You fitting some X rear suspension? How have you found the difference over sls?


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December 06, 2015, 09:20:02 PM
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Stev0

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They are slightly stiffer and will handle off road better.

While the look slightly shorter (strut length) they offer less overall sag.
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February 11, 2016, 01:34:46 PM
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HenkL

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Sorry to hog this threat, but I cannot seem to find an answer anywhere else:)

I replaced my self leveling shocks and coils with non SLS units late last year. Now I notice that my headlights shine just ahead of the car, obviously indicating that I am now much higher at the back.

Has anyone else experienced this, can it be that the front happens to be shot as well, and if so, will a shock replacement only help, or would I have to do coils as well?

Must say that I am on 275k on the clock, and there is no record at Subaru of every fitting, or selling, shocks against my VIN number??

Thanks
 

February 11, 2016, 03:04:10 PM
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Stev0

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Hi Henk.

Your headlights should be adjustable.
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February 12, 2016, 01:34:00 PM
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HenkL

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Im sure they are adjustable, just wondered about the impact of the X shocks at the rear, is it normal that it would actually raise the car at the back.

I've read through all previous threats re people replacing SLS with non SLS shocks, and no where picked up that adjustments, be it headlights or front suspension was required.

I guess I can have the front ones tested, but the question would remain if I should replace front shocks only or do a coil / shock replacement as was done at the back.

February 12, 2016, 10:07:18 PM
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Stev0

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Technically, the self-raising shocks sag over time and the X shocks are less prone to it. So in my opinion, there should not really be that much of a difference. I run XT front shocks and X rears with 10mm "saggy spacers" and have not noticed anything significant.
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February 14, 2016, 07:46:11 AM
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At least with "worn SLS's my headlights were set 100% ;)

Best price thus far for front shocks only, fitted, is R3290. Guess Ill have to replace and if it does not lift the front, will have to get new coils as well and "re pay" for fitment...sigh

In the meantime the flat spot in the engine remains and the tyres are begging for replacement :-\