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Old 09 Mar 2015, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2002 Impreza Outback Sport w/112K miles on it. At 90K I replaced the original shocks with Monroes, but they really aren't very good. Subaru wants $1K for a new set of Subaru shocks, so I'm wondering if anyone has found something better (and less expensive).

The usual online searches haven't yielded much info. (Tire Rack has nothing, etc.) I've heard that Koni makes good shocks (I think I'd want the smoother orange version rather than the stiffer yellow performance shocks, since I drive some rough roads), but although they make them for the Impreza RS and WRX, they don't seem to make them for the Outback Sport. Baffling.

Does anybody have any experience finding a good-quality, relatively forgiving shock for this model, that's better than the OEM set but less costly?

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Re: Better shocks?

have a search for a KYB dealer, they can normally sort you out and the AGX range I loved on my old classic.
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For daily use, KYB is good enough and won't break the bank.
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