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Old 06-27-2011, 03:54 AM   #351
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will a GR spring go on a GD strut if you get the GR top hat as well?
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:23 PM   #352
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My girlfriend has a 03 Forester and I'm trying to get coilovers. Do 02-07 wrx coilovers fit?
Thanks in advance
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:10 AM   #353
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Even though this is predominately an impreza forum, info on what struts and such fit what legacy's would be awesome
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:13 AM   #354
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Also, why in the heck isn't this a sticky???
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:40 AM   #355
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will a GR spring go on a GD strut if you get the GR top hat as well?
i'm going why no and asking why would you want to do that.

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My girlfriend has a 03 Forester and I'm trying to get coilovers. Do 02-07 wrx coilovers fit?
Thanks in advance
yes.

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Also, why in the heck isn't this a sticky???
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171928
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:11 PM   #356
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Question... I am in need of both left and right spring perches for my stock '00 2.5 RS rear struts. I have access to a stock set from a '99 Legacy wagon will they fit?

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Old 08-22-2011, 10:48 AM   #357
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GREAT JOB - UkNuck - TurbojonLS - sixtoo - stoney98 - Andrew!

If anyone could add data for the BAJAs - particularly 2004 to 2006, it would be Most appreciated, per my post here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4#post34908364

Thanks in advance. Having a heck of a time finding BAJA / 2006 / Turbo specific information etc. We need to make our own site for sharing.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:38 AM   #358
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A coworker of mine has 07 sti suspension (stock struts+ h&r sport springs) complete with tophats, etc. Will this fit my 02 wrx? if not what would need to be modified to drop these in?
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:11 AM   #359
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any help would be greatly appreciated as I dont want to purchase these if they will not fit. 2007 sti complete front & rear struts/springs with tophats on a 02 wrx?
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:16 AM   #360
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A coworker of mine has 07 sti suspension (stock struts+ h&r sport springs) complete with tophats, etc. Will this fit my 02 wrx? if not what would need to be modified to drop these in?
No they will not fit. The front struts will not bolt up. It's not easily modified to make it work either.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #361
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any help would be greatly appreciated as I dont want to purchase these if they will not fit. 2007 sti complete front & rear struts/springs with tophats on a 02 wrx?
there are sticky threads you could/should have read where you'd have found your answer. searching would have answered your question too.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:07 AM   #362
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The answer was also in this very thread in post #2:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...33&postcount=2

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The following have a specific fitment for 02-03 WRX and RS, and all of the following spring and strut top fitment with these is the same as it is for the stock struts.

1. KYB AGX
2. KYB GR2
3. Koni Inserts (not a complete strut, see here for install http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1219607)
4. Tokico HP
5. Tokico D-SPEC
6. STi/SPT Version 7

To use OEM or aftermarket struts that have a specific fitment for 04-07 RS, WRX, or 04 STi, you must use 04+ style rear strut tops and 04+ springs.

2005+ STi struts will not fit.

Wagons are different, see notes below.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #363
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Thanks guys, I did read that just wanted to confirm
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:49 PM   #364
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'96-'99 Legacy (BD / BK / BG)

'02 WRX struts and springs will fit, so long as you buy '02 top hats for all four corners *and* '02 front spring perches. You don't need to buy separate rear spring perches, since they're built into the tophats. This probably means that '02 WRX coilovers will work without any kind of messing about (assuming that have built-in hats).

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I can get ahold of '06 top hats will they work on some '02 wrx springs that i have laying around for my '97 LGT. any info will help thank you..
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #365
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I can get ahold of '06 top hats will they work on some '02 wrx springs that i have laying around for my '97 LGT. any info will help thank you..
no they won't. you need '02-03 rear tophats with '02-03 springs.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:35 PM   #366
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I'll be using 05 oem 92x/wrx struts with 06 sit take off springs on my 02 wrx wagon. I realize I must use 04+ top hats from all I've read here. My question is related to the rear spring perches, can I use the 02-03 style rear spring perches with 04+ sit rear springs. Sorry if my question has been covered but searching here has not gotten me the answer. Thank you.
Side note, Saab 92x oe struts are said to be tuned with firmer damping.
Thanks again.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:29 AM   #367
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how on earth do those single attachment coilovers (the ones that attach only to the top hole in the knuckle) not rip the axle right out of the diff over a decent bump?
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:10 AM   #368
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can I use the 02-03 style rear spring perches with 04+ sit rear springs
the 04-07 rear tophats have a solid rubber upper perch built in - you don't need/reuse the castellated ring from the 02-03
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:40 AM   #369
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Thank you very much for that, guess I would have realized that once I went to install but I'm in the part collection part of the project still. First time that was pointed out in all the hours of reading about the stuff. Thank you.


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the 04-07 rear tophats have a solid rubber upper perch built in - you don't need/reuse the castellated ring from the 02-03
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:12 PM   #370
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I have a 2010 WRX. If I can acquire struts/springs from a 2011 WRX will I be able to just swap them in without modifications and have the stock 2011 ride height.

From what I've researched, the answer is yes but there might be some details I could be missing.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:30 PM   #371
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I have a 2010 WRX. If I can acquire struts/springs from a 2011 WRX will I be able to just swap them in without modifications and have the stock 2011 ride height.

From what I've researched, the answer is yes but there might be some details I could be missing.
Well the issue will be that on the front struts the lower clevis tabs are 12.5mm LONGER which would push your wheels OUT by that much AND in the process reduce your maximum camber capability.

In reverse......someone ( me) who has a 2011 WRX who installs say GTWORX/Bilsteins which are made for the 08-2010 WRX..that person would GAIN maximum camber. So the range would be -1.0 minimum to -2.9 maximum. AWESOME for performance.

Back to you. Your maximum camber would likely be reduced to like -.8 and your minimum would go down to like +1.0 which you dont want AT ALL.

Hope that helps.

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Old 10-19-2011, 01:43 AM   #372
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Well the issue will be that on the front struts the lower clevis tabs are 12.5mm LONGER which would push your wheels OUT by that much AND in the process reduce your maximum camber capability.

In reverse......someone ( me) who has a 2011 WRX who installs say GTWORX/Bilsteins which are made for the 08-2010 WRX..that person would GAIN maximum camber. So the range would be -1.0 minimum to -2.9 maximum. AWESOME for performance.

Back to you. Your maximum camber would likely be reduced to like -.8 and your minimum would go down to like +1.0 which you dont want AT ALL.

Hope that helps.

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That was a very helpful response. Thank you. I am brand new to Subarus and the contributors to this forum, such as yourself, are greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #373
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Well the issue will be that on the front struts the lower clevis tabs are 12.5mm LONGER which would push your wheels OUT by that much AND in the process reduce your maximum camber capability.

In reverse......someone ( me) who has a 2011 WRX who installs say GTWORX/Bilsteins which are made for the 08-2010 WRX..that person would GAIN maximum camber. So the range would be -1.0 minimum to -2.9 maximum. AWESOME for performance.

Back to you. Your maximum camber would likely be reduced to like -.8 and your minimum would go down to like +1.0 which you dont want AT ALL.

Hope that helps.

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exactly the info i needed
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #374
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RCE, thank you for posting this thread. I was worried that OEM STi springs may be too stiff for my 07 2.5i wagon, but with your info I'm more confident my 07 wagon will sit at the stock STi ride height.

...Now, to anyone with the answer, do I need 2004 STi OEM springs or should I get another year that may fit better?

Thanks again!
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:45 AM   #375
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I think they're all the same.

You may also want some saggy butt shims if you're using them on a wagon.

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