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Old 11-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #451
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i see that all o8+ wrx 2.5i and outback sport Struts + Shocks are interchangeable.

but i also read some posts that say 11 wrx struts will not fit 11 2.5i due to the widebody on the wrx, is this incorrect??? or like the first statement, all 08+ shocks/struts are interchangeable

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The 2011 wrx struts will fit, however you will lose some negative camber due to the change in track width. I think. You would be better served by 09 or 10 wrx dampers.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #452
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if i'm planning to keep my ride stock height, losing the negative camber woudln't be an issue would it?
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #453
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What are you looking to interchange? ;-)

08-10 WRX (and 08-11 Impreza) front LCA are the same as 05-09 Legacy arms. The front/rear bushings in them are common to all 08+ Impreza (including 08-10 STI) and the 07-09 Legacy SpecB (other Legacies use softer interchangeable bushings). LCA are interchangeable with the 05-09 Legacies, including the aluminum arms used on the 07-09 Legacy Spec B.

Rear Arms: 08-12 Impreza are all the same rear arms including WRX and STI, arms bushings etc all the same on all models. There is a Subaru JDM arm kit for the Impreza, features pillow-ball bushings for the rear LCA and toe arm.
Wow I want those front LCA's really bad now. May I ask how much you paid for them? Also to clarify, the sti bushings on the rear lca's are pillowball but the 2.5i/wrx are not? Also do you think that the sti's rear lca's are any stronger/beefier than the 2.5i/wrx versions? The reason I ask is when installing my new suspension mine tended to flex quite a lot from just trying to get the rear shocks and place and I really did not like that . Any feedback or input is very much appreciated
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #454
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if i'm planning to keep my ride stock height, losing the negative camber woudln't be an issue would it?
You should be fine, if anything I would say you would losing maybe .5 degree of camber ability.
Also to Racecomp you should update the first couple posts for 08+ 2.5i/wrx fitment on swaybars. The rears are all interchangeable across all impreza models, grant it the 2.5i models just need the hardware to mount the RSB i.e. brackets and endlinks.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #455
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You should be fine, if anything I would say you would losing maybe .5 degree of camber ability.
Also to Racecomp you should update the first couple posts for 08+ 2.5i/wrx fitment on swaybars. The rears are all interchangeable across all impreza models, grant it the 2.5i models just need the hardware to mount the RSB i.e. brackets and endlinks.
I agree, I have an '09 STI rear sway on my '10 OBS. Fits no problem with the end links/brackets from the STI as well.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:06 AM   #456
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Will RCE black springs from a 2010 STi fit a 2011 WRX? Any issues?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #457
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #458
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So after reading the 02 WRX thread, I know I can use 06/07 STi springs as long as I get top hats accordingly. Would those springs provide any lowering compared to factory springs?

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #459
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So after reading the 02 WRX thread, I know I can use 06/07 STi springs as long as I get top hats accordingly. Would those springs provide any lowering compared to factory springs?
Anyone?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #460
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So after reading the 02 WRX thread, I know I can use 06/07 STi springs as long as I get top hats accordingly. Would those springs provide any lowering compared to factory springs?
You will also need 921 spacers for the rear struts-to-top hats. Otherwise the top hats will clunk. Go to Turn In Concepts for them.
Those springs will drop about 10-15mm over stock.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #461
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You will also need 921 spacers for the rear struts-to-top hats. Otherwise the top hats will clunk. Go to Turn In Concepts for them.
Those springs will drop about 10-15mm over stock.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #462
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Just picked up a 2008 OBS, I'm curious what my options are for a rear sway bar. Will a 2008 Sti or wrx bar work,or should I be looking at an aftermarket bar? This is my first Subaru I previously drove a cobalt ss/sc and can not stand all the body roll. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #463
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Just picked up a 2008 OBS, I'm curious what my options are for a rear sway bar. Will a 2008 Sti or wrx bar work,or should I be looking at an aftermarket bar? This is my first Subaru I previously drove a cobalt ss/sc and can not stand all the body roll. Any help is greatly appreciated
08+ STI or WRX take offs are your best bet. Try to get them with the endlinks and attaching hardware and it will be an easy 5 minute bolt on. The STI bar is thicker then the WRX by 2-3 mm depending on years. I used an STI bar on mine with the stock front and find it a great addition.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #464
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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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so, will aftermarket front camber bolts remedy this problem? i picked up some 2012 wrx assembled springs and struts that i want to install on my 08 wrx. my car is only a daily driver...

are there any issues with the rear suspension? with this potential setup?
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:19 PM   #465
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I know I can replace a stock wrx setup into a 98 forester no problem. I am just wondering if the top hats will match up if I have the struts and springs from the wrx with the top hats of the forester?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #466
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so, will aftermarket front camber bolts remedy this problem? i picked up some 2012 wrx assembled springs and struts that i want to install on my 08 wrx. my car is only a daily driver...

are there any issues with the rear suspension? with this potential setup?
That might be okay. The rears are the same 08 to 12 fitment wise.

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:21 PM   #467
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PLEASE if you notice I'm missing something, don't flame me.....just let me know! I'll change/add it as soon as I can. And yes, please double check my work.

I may rearrange the organization, but for the time being i'm focusing on content.


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There is no info on the front sway for Impreza Outback Sports from 98-0?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #468
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What fits? 2008+ WRX/Sti stuff? The car is a nice little commuter, but I'd like to improve the suspension....
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #469
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Car: 2013 Impreza Sport Premium

What fits? 2008+ WRX/Sti stuff? The car is a nice little commuter, but I'd like to improve the suspension....
+1

Subie Newbie here also. It'd be great if OP or someone with more knowledge about the 2012-2013 2.0L, non-WRX version of the Impreza, could post a list of the confirmed upgrades/mods for our vehicles. I know a lot more of us with the 2.0Ls will start popping up and I've been scouring this site for the past few days looking for some mods for my 2013 Sport Limited.

So for I found(though I can't confirm) that a 08+ STI RSB will fit on the new model...?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=2012+sway+bar

Not much else though...

EDIT: so I crawled underneath my car today and discovered that yes, there's a OEM rsb on my 2013 Sport Limited so I hopped on the net and ordered the STI rsb, should be an easy swap.

Thanks for the info guys!

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #470
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To be honest I don't really know much about the latest Impreza. If anyone figures anything out, let me know and I'll update the thread.

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #471
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so i couldnt find a definitive answer on the forums for this question and the dealerships dont seem to know either.

trying to do a cheap upgrade to replace my blown front shocks on my 2008 wrx hatch. I know the 2009 wrx shocks were slightly upgraded from what im told. and the 2011 shocks upgraded further but from a previous post the bolt patterns dont match up giving the car too much positive camber than you want..

i did some digging and it looks like the 2009 stock shocks theres two different variants.



any one know if the upgraded one is the "WRX TUNED" and if so if it will fit on my 2008 wrx?

thanks for the help
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:34 PM   #472
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sooo, its safe to assume the Gt spec adjustable rear lower control arms made for the WRX 08+ would fit on my little 2.5i. just want to make sure before i drop the money on ordering them
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:11 PM   #473
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sooo, its safe to assume the Gt spec adjustable rear lower control arms made for the WRX 08+ would fit on my little 2.5i. just want to make sure before i drop the money on ordering them
Yes, we have nearly every same suspension component as them (08+ Wrx). Minus the front sway bar of course.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #474
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I found stock STI sway bars (04-07) for a good price and I am wondering if they fit my 2007 2.5. I obviously dont want to buy them if they are not going to fit my car. does anyone know if they will fit? im very interested in these to start my suspension upgrades, any help that anyone can give me would be great!! thank you
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #475
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Anyone know if the 93-01 wrx struts,springs and mounts fit a 2001 RS sedan? I want full coil overs but can't find them for anything but wrx
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