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2003 Baja H4 EJ25 - heads rebuilt and new short block 10/14 -- AND 2004 35th Anniversary Edition OB H6
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I've searched the threads and gone through a lot of info. but need a little more... I tow a 1600 lb. camper behind my '04 outback 3.0 sometimes. I put new KYB struts all around. Tongue weight was about 170. I was surprised that it still didn't handle pot holes very well. The slams sometimes made me cringe...? I know that it "bottoms out" sometimes and the "rubber bumpers" make contact with the underside of the body and makes a sort of "deep" sound, but (and I know this might sound weird but I hope someone can visualize/understand what I'm trying to say...) - The more disturbing sounds are sharper and louder - to an uneducated person (like me) it feels/sounds more like the wheel falls into the pothole, hits the other edge of the hole and gets slammed back into something else...?

Anyway..... I have the following questions:
1. Can anyone imagine something that could have been done wrong during the installation of new rear lateral arms and that whiteline kit that allows rear camber adjustment? Here's a really dumb question but, are those parts meant to "twist" on each other on the outside portions of the rubber or poly bushing? Could they be so tight and restricted as to cause a problem?
2. What is the potential effect of having the rear springs "clocked" wrong? Obviously, the end of the spring fits into the formed receiver on the strut correctly but that receiver can be turned to any position you want....??
3. Opinions upon all the above and on what you might do first - heavy duty rear sway bar? or Heavy duty springs?

Thanks all! - love this site!
 

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Some Good ideas here - I will report back after more testing... - still wondering how bushings work (?) and if "clocking" of springs is important...?
 
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