Rear Diff Outrigger Dynamic Dampers - ScoobyNet.com - Subaru Enthusiast Forum



Drivetrain Gearbox, Diffs & Driveshafts etc

Rear Diff Outrigger Dynamic Dampers

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08 August 2018, 04:10 PM   #1  
RockyRoad
Scooby Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Scottish Borders
Posts: 22
Default Rear Diff Outrigger Dynamic Dampers

So I was doing a bit of work on the car today including dropping the rear diff outrigger to rust treat it and renew the bushings. Taking it off, these two, heavy, blobs fell off either side. After a bit of research Iíve discovered these are what Subaru calls dynamic dampers. Looking at them, it appears corrosion has got between the the rubber and metal bond and they were just ready to pop off at any moment.

My question is, how vital are these? I know theyíre supposed to reduce some of the vibrations from the diff but I donít know by how much. Has anybody else had this happen?
RockyRoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 August 2018, 04:24 PM   #2  
1509joe
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Not sure
Posts: 1,332
Default

Yep over the shoulder.
1509joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 August 2018, 10:01 PM   #3  
silver sonic
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Wakefield nr a88hole of Yorkshire
Posts: 2,058
Default

is the the t shaped bit? did you take off car or drop?
silver sonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 August 2018, 10:58 AM   #4  
RockyRoad
Scooby Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Scottish Borders
Posts: 22
Default

Yes I mean the t shaped bit. Took it totally off the car to de-rust and paint it and also stick on some new bushes. Took the car to the shops earlier and thereís no odd noises so I donít think these dynamic dampers are doing that much. Maybe thatíd be different on a motorway or if there werenít harder mounts everywhere. Iíll keep hold of the bits that fell off and maybe one day Iíll Araldite them back on or something.
RockyRoad is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diff support bracket (outrigger)and bolt wanted spudboytim Wanted 6 31 January 2016 11:04 PM
Outrigger bush inserts InTurbo Drivetrain 3 13 May 2015 10:14 PM
Outrigger bushes-anyone changed them? adz556 General Technical 22 27 June 2013 10:47 PM
Just fitted new rear subframe outrigger polly bushes to my blob Sti scooby_Paul Suspension 2 17 May 2013 11:42 PM
Two questions, about STi adjustable dampers, and lowered STi V7 dampers... kevvwil Suspension 3 10 October 2002 12:59 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:03 PM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.