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Subaru Outback Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly

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STRUT ASSEMBLY

Our REPLACEMENT strut assembly is manufactured from high quality materials and is built to match OE specifications at very affordable prices. Get rid of your worn damper and restore your vehicle's steering precision and handling characteristics with this product; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Features and Benefits:
  • Provides maximum safety and stability
  • Greatly improves passenger comfort in all road conditions
  • SKU#: REPS280529
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
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Fits the following Subaru Outback Years:
  • 2009 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | 3.0 R Limited, 3.0 R Premier
  • 2006-2009 | 4 Cyl 2.5L | 2.5i Limited, 2.5i
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KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G SHOCK ABSORBERS AND STRUT ASSEMBLIES

These highly efficient shocks and struts are OE equivalents manufactured to recapture control and handling precisions to your vehicle. Sintered-iron pistons, guide rods and hard-chrome piston rods heighten these components' durability and longevity. With high pressure gas charge and dual tube designs, these KYB GR-2/Excel-G Shock Absorbers and Strut Assemblies underwent patented valve-checking and thorough OE-specific procedures to ensure minimal foaming and attain OE-like fitment that withstand rough driving circumstances.

Disclaimer: KYB now manufactures Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts to replace the Silver GR-2 series. Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts do not vary from those of their Silver GR-2 counterparts in terms of performance and quality.

  • SKU#: KY341276
  • Brand: KYB
  • Type: Strut assembly
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Subaru Outback Years:
  • 2004 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | H6 35th Anniversary Edition, H6 VDC
  • 2002-2004 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | H6
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"I am normally a monroe guy but the kyb brand is keeping me happy. They feel great and handle well. Good price shipped fast and install was straight foward. Carefull with new boots they get stuck on the spring compressors because they are too wide." posted by: stinkytwinky on August 14, 2012

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MONROE OESPECTRUM SHOCK ABSORBERS

Monroe OESpectrum Shock Absorbers are engineered using Tenneco Exclusive Twin Technology Active Control System. Specialized for foreign nameplate, these twin-tube dampeners have advanced internal damping control design with Impact Control Valve (ICV) that provide exceptional handling in any driving condition, and a patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston that isolate impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.

Item Details:

  • 0.5 in. piston rod diameter
  • 1.19 in. bore
  • 5.94 in. damper travel
  • 15.25 in. body length

  • SKU#: TS72243
  • Brand: Monroe
  • Type: Strut assembly
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Subaru Outback Years:
  • 2000-2004 | All Engines | All Submodels
Most people think that the suspension system is worn only when there is excessive bouncing even on smooth roads, but that is just one sign of wear. But upon entering the freeway, you feel like one side of your Subaru Outback lost contact with the road. Afterwards, you notice that your car sways to the left without your intention. These are telltale signs of a worn shock absorber and strut assembly. The shock absorber and strut assembly dampens the shock received by your vehicle, converting it into heat energy, which is later on dissipated by the same. Aside from these, it also provides stability that gives the driver control over the steering. So when you notice any of these wear symptoms, it is best to have your shock absorber and strut assembly inspected to avoid further inconveniences.

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  • How often should the shock absorber and strut assembly be checked for wear?
    Answer: Have the suspension system checked after 25,000 miles and then every 15,000 miles. The wear of the shock absorber and strut assembly, though, differs from vehicle to vehicle. It highly depends on driving conditions. Those who often take their Subaru Outback for camp outs in the woods with no level roads should expect the assembly to wear sooner than those who just drive around the city.
  • Aside from the age and use of the Subaru Outback, what are the other causes of wear of the shock absorber and strut assembly?
    Answer: Other causes of Shock absorber and strut assembly wear include leaking shocks or struts, loose mounting, worn coil spring, or damaged piston rod. It is not enough to get the assembly replaced when already worn; it is also very important to install the new one properly, ensuring that each part is securely locked in its place. In addition, the coil spring must also be monitored for wear and be replaced when necessary. These measures prevent premature shock absorber and strut assembly wear.
  • What is the effect of not replacing worn out shock absorber and strut assembly in a Subaru Outback?
    Answer: The shock absorber and strut assembly doesn't just function as dampers or eliminators of shock or sway. It also works to maintain stability while driving and to prevent premature wear of tires and other suspension parts. So persisting to drive a Subaru Outback with worn shock absorber and strut assembly will result in jeopardized stopping and steering and a definite loss of stability. In addition, nose dives during braking and a lot of vibration will also be experienced. Tire contact with the road will also be diminished, along with the rate at which the vehicle weight transfers among the wheels when cornering. To avoid all these hazards and eliminate the risks, it is imperative to change the worn shock absorber and strut assembly immediately.