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    Rear Strut Options after Lowering

    I lowered my sons 2019 Mirage. It looks great but it would be nice if the rear shocks were more capable. I read that there are "potential" options with the Yaris rear shocks but no one seems to be able to confirm. With COVID now its hard to go to the parts store and just have them pull both shocks to have a look at them and compare them. Having said that, you can buy the Mirage sedan now. That got me thinking that maybe the rear shocks on those cars are more "heavy duty" as compared to the hatch. Has anyone looked into the part numbers to confirm they are the same?

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    I just went to rockauto.com and compared rear shock part numbers for Monroe shocks. Then I went to Monroe's website and compared specs. I've posted them below:

    Yaris part number: 5624
    Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    Compressed Length: 15.500"
    Dust Shield Included: No
    Extended Bumper Stop: No
    Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    Extended Length: 24.500"
    Lower Mounting Code: Special Mount
    Parts Pack: P01136
    Travel Length: 9.000"
    Upper Mounting Code: Stem Mount - 2.3/8" Stem Length X 3/8"-16 Thread Pitch


    Mirage Part number: 5558
    Compressed Bumper Stop: No
    Compressed Length: 14.880"
    Dust Shield Included: No
    Extended Bumper Stop: Yes
    Extended Hydraulic Lockout: No
    Extended Length: 23.860"
    Lower Mounting Code: Loop Bushing& Sleeve Mount - 12MM Sleeve ID X 1.1/2" Sleeve OAL
    Parts Pack : P01134
    Reserve Tube Diameter: 1.750"
    Travel Length: 8.980"
    Upper Mounting Code: Stem Mount - 2.3/8" Stem Length X 3/8"-16 Thread Pitch

    So you can see the compressed and extended length is longer on the Yaris. Travel is almost the same. Upper mounting appears to be the same. The lowers on the Yaris don't provide a ton of info. However, the Yaris does still have a loop bushing and sleeve mount. (I actually have a Yaris and a Mirage.) Plus, the photo on Rock Auto shows this.

    I'd say they're pretty darn close. Now if there was only a better front strut option.
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    Will the Mirage bolt holding the rear shock fit through the loop on the yaris shock? Is it the same diameter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radride View Post
    ...maybe the rear shocks on those cars are more "heavy duty" as compared to the hatch
    ...anyone looked into the part numbers to confirm they are the same?
    The rear shock part numbers are different for a 2019 Mirage and G4.
    I wonder what the real difference is?

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    I'm sure the one for the sedan has more capacity. That might be the ticket to give us hatch guys more weight capacity and get rid of the bottoming out.

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    I'm not sure the Yaris mentioned in post 2 is the same or similar car of the same name as seen in these parts!
    Are you talking about the P9 or the P13 Yaris as shown below?
    If I remember rightly, the bottom eye of the rear shocks has a smaller diameter on Toyota versions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by foama View Post
    I'm not sure the Yaris mentioned in post 2 is the same or similar car of the same name as seen in these parts!
    Are you talking about the P9 or the P13 Yaris as shown below?
    If I remember rightly, the bottom eye of the rear shocks has a smaller diameter on Toyota versions.


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    My info was for the North American XP90 chassis in hatchback configuration. In North America, this would be 2006 to 2010 models.

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    Looks much the same, presumably the same or similar shocks.

    What diameter hole does the eye of the rear shocks have?

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    Looks like the sedan weighs 150lbs more than the hatch. Now to see if anyone has tried the new rear struts out of the sedan onto their hatch.

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    Pardon the pun, but it's "shocking" to me that there are no replacement options for the 2017+ models. There have been over 100,000 of these sold in the U.S. since 2014. Then again, on a grand scale, that's not all that many seeing as though how Toyota sells twice that a year in Corollas.



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