I have a 2001 JDM S/Tb STi and one of the rear shocks has gone. I left the garage, (who discovered it during the MOT), thinking that I'd just order a replacement online (their normal supplier didn't stock any) but have now discovered that these can be self levelling or not. From what I've read so far, some of the early SF5s had self levelling which is easily identified as they have a second cylinder running alongside the shock, and then later ones had black self levelling shocks with no second cylinder/canister?
I called the garage and spoke to the mechanic and he said that he would expect to see some extra tubing/pipework going to the shock which he doesn't recall seeing.
Should there be addition tubing to the shock? If not, is there a simple way to tell if its self leveling or not?
Thanks in advance