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Old 03-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #9951
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Could just be that it being right next to the 2 inch shorty makes it look longer.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:01 PM   #9952
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I like my stock antenna....possibly a sedan thing? Lol
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:14 PM   #9953
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Any one have a video clip of our cars with stock wrx catback?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:15 PM   #9954
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Just picked up my subaru last week

tryna go Flat black soon!

I couldnt get it to rotate it looks fine where i uploaded it ?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:05 PM   #9955
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Any one have a video clip of our cars with stock wrx catback?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #9956
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Thanks a lot my friend has an exhaust he'll let me get for $150
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:29 PM   #9957
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So, just did my first 600+ mile roadtrip with the Subaru. Damn the rear end is soft on these cars, mine is an '08.

Will 09 WRX Struts/Springs work on our '08 sedans? Anyone know the going price on a set of used OEM ones?

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:45 PM   #9958
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Yes, they'll work. When I was shopping for them the prices were around $400.

It looks like you can get all new shocks for $275. If you ask around, you can probably find '09-'13 WRX springs for pretty cheap. I got my set of '12 WRX springs for $40.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:55 PM   #9959
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Yes, they'll work. When I was shopping for them the prices were around $400.

It looks like you can get all new shocks for $275. If you ask around, you can probably find '09-'13 WRX springs for pretty cheap. I got my set of '12 WRX springs for $40.
Thanks for the fast response!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #9960
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Yes, they'll work. When I was shopping for them the prices were around $400.

It looks like you can get all new shocks for $275. If you ask around, you can probably find '09-'13 WRX springs for pretty cheap. I got my set of '12 WRX springs for $40.
+1, I got 09 Wrx struts&shocks with
springs for $200 shipped. Sometimes you can find them for a bit cheaper too
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #9961
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Yes, they'll work. When I was shopping for them the prices were around $400.

It looks like you can get all new shocks for $275. If you ask around, you can probably find '09-'13 WRX springs for pretty cheap. I got my set of '12 WRX springs for $40.
What about STi springs? Would those fit our cars too?
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:22 PM   #9962
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Throwing on different springs will blow your struts fairly quick. Be best to just get some WRX struts and springs. Or get some Koni inserts and then pick new springs.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:35 PM   #9963
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Throwing on different springs will blow your struts fairly quick. Be best to just get some WRX struts and springs. Or get some Koni inserts and then pick new springs.
I should have said KYB struts... A set of KYB struts can be had for about $275. Supposedly those are OEM. But they are listed for all the 5x100 models from '08-'13. I don't know how well they will handle stiffer springs.

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What about STi springs? Would those fit our cars too?
IDK about STi springs... Something about them is different I think. However, '09-'13 WRX springs have the same rates as '08-'10 STi springs so you should see the same results between the two. '11-'13 STi is even stiffer.

http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/82-c...tes-drops.html
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #9964
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I should have said KYB struts... A set of KYB struts can be had for about $275. Supposedly those are OEM. But they are listed for all the 5x100 models from '08-'13. I don't know how well they will handle stiffer springs.
I think i heard that the sti springs will raise the fronts alittle
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:32 AM   #9965
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Thanks a lot my friend has an exhaust he'll let me get for $150
For a stock WRX exhaust? I picked mine up for $40.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:05 AM   #9966
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hey i can locally pick up a pair of 2011 wrx springs for 40$ i think i might but pick them up.. should i throw them on the impreza? or buy a new set a struts also?
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:55 AM   #9967
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I think i heard that the sti springs will raise the fronts alittle
I believe it's the opposite... LOWER the front about 0.5" (even out the gap).
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:30 AM   #9968
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I should have said KYB struts... A set of KYB struts can be had for about $275. Supposedly those are OEM. But they are listed for all the 5x100 models from '08-'13. I don't know how well they will handle stiffer springs.

IDK about STi springs... Something about them is different I think. However, '09-'13 WRX springs have the same rates as '08-'10 STi springs so you should see the same results between the two. '11-'13 STi is even stiffer.

http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/82-c...tes-drops.html
I believe it's STI front struts are different design from ours therefore they don't fit our cars but the front springs fit 2.5i & WRX OEM struts (a bit shorter so they lower the front about 0.5"). STI's rear shocks are identical design from our cars but stiffer.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:34 AM   #9969
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I believe it's the opposite... LOWER the front about 0.5" (even out the gap).
Actually the STI springs are shorter but stiffer than the 2.5i springs. I had STI springs on my car and the ride height wasn't changed... Although they did blow my stock struts within a week or 2.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #9970
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How long will a good aftermarket spring last?
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:57 PM   #9971
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Sad to inform my impreza has been deemed totaled las week. However this week I bought a Wrx. So this is my farewell to the n/a however I will stop buy and check up. Adios.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #9972
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Sad to inform my impreza has been deemed totaled las week. However this week I bought a Wrx. So this is my farewell to the n/a however I will stop buy and check up. Adios.
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Any one have a video clip of our cars with stock wrx catback?
I can't figure out how to get the video out of iPhoto. To think I'm an IT Consultant, fml

Here's a quick video. It sucks though

I'll try to take some more video soon.

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #9973
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Sad to inform my impreza has been deemed totaled last week. However this week I bought a Wrx. So this is my farewell to the n/a however I will stop buy and check up. Adios.
Wow wow wow what happend?
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #9974
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Wow wow wow what happend?
Car suffered from water damage and apparently insurance rather have not fix it. They will probably go and auction my car I'm assuming.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #9975
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Car suffered from water damage and apparently insurance rather have not fix it. They will probably go and auction my car I'm assuming.
So you accidentally drove into a lake? Sorry to hear that.
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