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Old 01-28-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need help finding 04 wrx struts

I have searched for weeks and still cant seem to find struts for 2004 wrx. I can only find them for 02-03. Can anyone help me. I need struts and dont want stock ones. I cant do coilovers cause its my daily driver. I dont want a harsh ride.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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Koni inserts are the only ones out for the 04+ WRX. Kind of a PITA to do but it's also the best way to go. You can get them here http://alexperformance.com/products.asp?id=10&pg=2 they have good prices and the yare very helpful
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:17 AM   #3
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+1 for alexperformance and koni's
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:50 AM   #4
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I have done the koni install and it is very easy to do. I would recomend having a dremel instead of trying to use a hack saw like the directions so.
I think i got mine from alexperformance and where very good to deal with. pm me if you want some pics of my install or have any questions if you go that route. also have some pics of my 50mm wheel studs that i installed
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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What many people do is buy the 02/03 struts then get spacers for the rear struts to make them work with the 04+ top hats. There are several threads about it. The struts for the 02/03 are KYB, AGX, Tokico D spec, and Konis.

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Old 01-29-2007, 12:25 PM   #6
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What many people do is buy the 02/03 struts then get spacers for the rear struts to make them work with the 04+ top hats. There are several threads about it. The struts for the 02/03 are KYB, AGX, Tokico D spec, and Konis.

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Could you please link to a thread that might even include pictures? I have installed springs on 2 06 WRX's that have had blown rear struts. One had 9000 miles and the other had closer to 15k. I have probably done about 5-6 spring installs on 06 WRX's so far.

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Old 01-29-2007, 12:34 PM   #7
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Would there be any benefit to replacing the struts with the OEM struts from an 04 STi? I need to replace my struts as well, but am torn between getting the Koni's, or getting the Tein Basic coilover system (which rides REALLY nice from what I've heard).
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:35 PM   #8
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Could you please link to a thread that might even include pictures? I have installed springs on 2 06 WRX's that have had blown rear struts. One had 9000 miles and the other had closer to 15k. I have probably done about 5-6 spring installs on 06 WRX's so far.

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Found a solution. Oddly, I couldn't find it by doing a search?

http://turninconcepts10.chainreactio...cca0dcf75da8dc
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on alex racing is it 320 for all 4 or is that each?
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:31 PM   #10
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on alex racing is it 320 for all 4 or is that each?
nevermind its 612 for all 4 my bad
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here is the link to my wheel stud install. did the struts at the same time.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...8#post12228828

pretty easy to do the strut install
drill pilot hole being careful as the gas escapes. this hole will be made bigger to accomodate the screw that holds the insert in to go through.

hack saw job gone bad on first strut

strut pulled from body

koni recomends measuring the distance from the top to the ridges on the body so you know where to cut the strut

we figured out after the first one that it looks cleaner and works better to dremel here.

frist strut ready to go back in. also installed group n strut tops at that time also.


couple shots up on the stands


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Old 01-30-2007, 12:33 AM   #12
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nevermind its 612 for all 4 my bad
crazy part is i just installed koni's in my rx8 which are a replacement shock altogether for $525 for all 4 shipped. was a lot harder gettting those in though.
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:09 PM   #13
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anyone looked into the tokico d spec shocks for an 04?

saw those on a parts site and thought that might be another option. I was looking at going sti pinks and an adjustable shock other than the koni (don't want to gut again and mess up my stock struts)
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nevermind its 612 for all 4 my bad
...dearGODINHEAVEN....

ya only NEED 2

2 spacers T-O-T-A-L

1 FOR EACH REAR STRUT



...how in the hell can something so damned simple be blown so completely outa the damned water into something so blitheringly stupid and complicated as this SIMPLE-STRAIGHTFORWARD MOD





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...dearGODINHEAVEN....

ya only NEED 2

2 spacers T-O-T-A-L

1 FOR EACH REAR STRUT



...how in the hell can something so damned simple be blown so completely outa the damned water into something so blitheringly stupid and complicated as this SIMPLE-STRAIGHTFORWARD MOD






And if you think anyone is paying $612 for the TIC spacers, you're whack.

It is $612 for 4 konis though.
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