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Old 11-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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I have a question. First here's some details. 2007 sti has a 2010 front brake system and I want to change it back to the original system. Now my question is how and where can I get the original part and how to fix it
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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1.) you need to make better, more descriptive thread titles instead of just "question". that doesn't get people to click your thread to even give you an answer.

2.) 2010 WHAT front brakes. 2010 sti front brakes? the only real difference is the color and possibly the rotor size (a difference of a few mm). it makes no sense as to why you'd want to go back to stock, as you'll spend a bunch of money to get the exact same product you already have.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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It's because I ordered 07 suspention and I put them on my car and the front ones won't go on because its to big where the bottom of the suspention where it goes to the axel
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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It's because I ordered 07 suspention and I put them on my car and the front ones won't go on because its to big where the bottom of the suspention where it goes to the axel
Calipers and rotors are the same (except the color). You have another problem and it's not the brakes.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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What could it be? Do you know
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #6
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What could it be? Do you know
Not sure what your problem is. Are you saying the new strut will not fit onto the knuckle? That the knuckle is too big where the strut bolts on?
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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It sounds like he is trying to put WRX struts on a STi. Not sure though.
OP how about some pictures or at least tell us the problem using the correct names for what you are talking about.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:03 PM   #8
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I have a 07 sti and the knukle is to big
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #9
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I have a 07 sti and the knukle is to big
and you're sure it isnt a problem with the strut flanges being slightly bent?

if the knuckle is literally too thick, something is wrong with the hub.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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Nothing is bent or damaged. I wanted to know how to switch it out back to the original 07
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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You have the original 07 stuff. The struts are wrong.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #12
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Nothing is bent or damaged. I wanted to know how to switch it out back to the original 07
you really aren't understanding.

you already have the hubs that originally came on your car....Swapping parts will do NOTHING for you.

SOMETHING is wrong, and it aint the hubs. most likely is you got the wrong struts.

judging by your responses, you might just want to take it to a shop and let the pro's handle it......
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #13
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What kind of struts are they? I'm sure they sent you wrx struts or perhaps you ordered the wrong struts.
Only the 2004 STi can use wrx struts.
2005-07 STi's can NOT use wrx struts.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #14
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I bought the car with bc 2010 sti struts and I found this out when I ordered tein suspension for my 07 sti and the front ones are to small n the knuckle was to big
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:50 PM   #15
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I bought the car with bc 2010 sti struts and I found this out when I ordered tein suspension for my 07 sti and the front ones are to small n the knuckle was to big
BC 2010...front only? Because the rears from 08+ are a completely different design.

Stop posting as confirm via part numbers you got the right struts. It is not your hub unless something is bent or broken....
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #16
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But that's the thing nothing is broken or bent. I'm just trying to find out how can I fix this problem and how to get my 07 tein front suspension on
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #17
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I bought the car with bc 2010 sti struts and I found this out when I ordered tein suspension for my 07 sti and the front ones are to small n the knuckle was to big
You either ordered the wrong parts, or you were sent the wrong parts. You ordered Tein coilovers and received ones that are designed for the WRX, NOT the STI that you have.

There is NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR 07 PARTS. You need to get the correct version of coilovers that fit your '07 knuckles.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:12 PM   #18
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Oh ok
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:13 PM   #19
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So the wrx has the same size and the sti has different diamaters for the front
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:15 PM   #20
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Again, is it a WRX Tein front strut, or a STI? The WRX has narrower mounting clevis than the '05-'07 STI.

One way, or another it sounds like you have the wrong struts. Your knuckles are fine.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:22 PM   #21
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Listen to Web Foot STi. The mounting clevis on a 07 Wrx (5x100) is different on an 07 Sti (5x114). The STi is bigger.
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So the wrx has the same size and the sti has different diamaters for the front
Rear coilovers for an 07 STI and WRX are the same. Up front, the STI has larger knuckles so you need specific STI front coilovers.

You need to contact the whoever sold you the Tein coilovers and tell them they sent you the wrong version. Tell them you need STI coilovers, not WRX coilovers, and exchange them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:24 PM   #23
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Ok thank u very much and sorry for all of the confusions and aggravations that has been caused
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:25 PM   #24
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Now why are they bigger than the back. Thats my other question
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #25
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beefier wheel bearing and greater strength.
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