Type R Shock Absorber - Where from?

Type R Shock Absorber - Where from?

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Nyphur

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3,333 posts

138 months

Saturday 7th January 2012
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Hi all,

I'm told my a local specialist that I will need 2 new rear shock absorbers for my Type R in the next few months. Said specialist buys all their parts from Subaru UK - and thus is mind bogglingly expensive.

Problem is, I can't find anywhere else that sells them. I'm told they are the same as the P1.

Ideally I don't want coilovers (1-Because of insurance, 2-Because I'd have to buy a full kit, instead of 2 shocks, 3-I'd like to keep the car standard). Anyone know where I can buy them?

Thanks

johnnyr6

281 posts

145 months

Saturday 7th January 2012
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They are the same as any classic subaru (dunno about the wagon).

Camskill does kyb which are oe kit. Although they are not the cheapest.

Also my m8 will be changing his soon (v5 type r) If your after some decent second hand kit.

Johnny.

ScoobieWRX

4,863 posts

176 months

Sunday 8th January 2012
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Try Andy at Grade A Subaru. They are a specialist Subaru breaker and will post out whatever you want.

Nyphur

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3,333 posts

138 months

Sunday 8th January 2012
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johnnyr6 said:
They are the same as any classic subaru (dunno about the wagon).

Camskill does kyb which are oe kit. Although they are not the cheapest.
Are you sure that they are the same? I contacted KYB who said they were different - Type R/P1 apparently use an "inverted gas strut" which is different to the other classics (so I am told).

johnnyr6

281 posts

145 months

Wednesday 11th January 2012
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Your right, they are inverted which is a better shock but struts from other classics will fit.

If you can wait a month or so i will be changing the struts on my m8's V5 type r which i'm sure he'd sell if your interested.

Johnny.

Nyphur

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3,333 posts

138 months

Friday 13th January 2012
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How many miles have they done? Because odds are they are probably half shagged already if they've done any kind of mileage frown

johnnyr6

281 posts

145 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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Dunno, will find out for you. The car hasn't done many miles (iirc). I'm sure they are in good condition and are only getting changed for mega ohlins kit.

johnny.