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Old 12-30-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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I am looking to do some work on my 98 forester project. I know the 02-03 WRX and the 04' STI springs and struts will mount up without a problem. I was trying to get a answer if any other years would fit.
My major concern is the uneven rise height that can occur though. I was wondering if a WRX wagon set up would fix this problem.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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WRX Wagon Take-Offs should fit fine. I'm using these right now on my 2004 and feels just like stock.

The only issues you should really run into is Saggy Butt, which can be resolved with a 1/8 in Spacer. But with the Wagon Rear you may not need it due to the higher spring rate.

As for the springs with 04-07 you would need the Top hat for that year, I think it wider at the top of the spring.

+05 "STi" Struts are a bit diferent on one of the holes but can be drilled if done properly.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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If you want to skip the saggy butt spacers, I'd recommend 02-03 WRX wagon struts with blue WRX Prodrive springs for a perfectly level ride height.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:33 AM   #4
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It seems like wagon struts and will eliminate the problem. But is it the springs that are fixing the problem or the struts? And also if I get the springs and struts off a sedan will it just make the problem worse?
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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It's the Prodrive springs in particular that even out the ride height because they're designed to have a "forward rake."
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
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can u fit an 06 sti struts and springs on a 07 fxt? straigt up swap....?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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Wrx wagon take offs will result in a saggy butt. I have 3/8th rear spacers and Im still a bit saggy. So Im going to swap over 05 sti front springs
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