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Old 02-25-2010, 09:32 PM   #251
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Hmm I think you have it bass ackwards

02-03 springs should fit with your rear tophats - the tophat bolt locations are different (so they don't swap) but the spring diameters are the same

For 04-07 neither the bolt pattern nor the spring diameter are the same (the 04-07 rear springs are tapered) so you can't directly use either combo

You can slot / redrill holes to make it work - and one or two folks have made 'hybrid' tophats to fit the later springs to the earlier tophats - but the easiest solution appears to be to find some early (92-94) Legacy tophats, which have the early bolt pattern with the small upper spring diameter

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920116

Don't take my word for it though - search for posts by guys like jamal and Fred

This is for the rear - the fronts should all be the same afaik.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:11 PM   #252
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Hmm I think you have it bass ackwards

02-03 springs should fit with your rear tophats - the tophat bolt locations are different (so they don't swap) but the spring diameters are the same

For 04-07 neither the bolt pattern nor the spring diameter are the same (the 04-07 rear springs are tapered) so you can't directly use either combo

You can slot / redrill holes to make it work - and one or two folks have made 'hybrid' tophats to fit the later springs to the earlier tophats - but the easiest solution appears to be to find some early (92-94) Legacy tophats, which have the early bolt pattern with the small upper spring diameter

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920116

Don't take my word for it though - search for posts by guys like jamal and Fred

This is for the rear - the fronts should all be the same afaik.

Hi, thanks for this info, from what I have heard, the front top hats on my wagon will work with the wrx springs from 02-03 or 04-07 but not the rear. Hmm, well I am going to try to get ahold of some 92-94 legacy top hats so I can use the 07 wrx wagon springs. Are the wrx wagon springs the same like for stiffness from 02/03 and 04-07? I have two options to buy both the 02/03 wagon springs and rear top hats and the 07 wagon springs and top hats.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #253
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Springs for 02-03 Impreza RS or WRX will fit.

Springs designed for 04+ Impreza will fit on your 02-03 Impreza struts or 02-03 aftermarket struts, but you must use 04+ rear strut top mounts and the Scooby921 strut spacer. Details on why the spacer is needed available here:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=563382

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Aftermarket springs designed for Impreza STi will be too stiff for stock struts. OEM STi springs work well though.

You can use 04+ springs with 04-07 RS, WRX and 04 STi struts. You must then use 04+ style rear top mounts.


will tein s tech spring off a 4th 2005 gen legacy gt work on my 2002 wrx?
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #254
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:00 AM   #255
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will tein s tech spring off a 4th 2005 gen legacy gt work on my 2002 wrx?
Bad idea. Read the S-Tech FAQ . They wouldnt fit anyhow but hopefully youll read that and not want to get ones that do fit either.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #256
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Here is a dumb question and I may have overlooked the answer. in this post:

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Swaybars and Swaybar mounts/bushings

All rear swaybars for any 02-07 RS and WRX will fit. STi rear swaybars will mount on the outside of the endlinks and their effectiveness is reduced.

04+ RS, WRX, and STi rear swaybar bushings will not fit 02-03 swaybar mounts.

04+ RS, WRX, and STi rear swaybar mounts will fit and are an upgrade but require 04+ swaybar bushings.

Front swaybars for 02-07 WRX will fit, except on RS models.

02-07 Impreza RS require a specific sway bar to clear the non-turbo headers. WRX and STi front swaybars will not fit an RS.
Am I to assume the front sway bars are interchangeable between 02-07 WRX's and STi's?

edit - I am doing the Wagon to sedan front end conversion and have all teh parts. I just need to know if I ordered the wrong sway bar. thanks.

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:42 AM   #257
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04-06 STI bars sort of fit on a WRX....but the angle of the endlinks isn't great and can be a problem. 07 STI is fine.

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:54 AM   #258
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04-06 STI bars sort of fit on a WRX....but the angle of the endlinks isn't great and can be a problem. 07 STI is fine.

- Andrew
Thanks Andy. I did buy a set of endlinks to go with the swap. I'll just have to look for another sway and make this one work int he mean time.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:07 AM   #259
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Im running a 24mm sedan sway in my 04 wagon with whiteline spherical endlinks and I just used a bunch of washers to make everything line up right, if that helps. Do your guesstimiations with the wheels on the ground or on ramps where the suspension will be static, this will be no problem because you have to have everything static to torque he bolts down anyways. Kartboy sells spacers for this. Home Depot/Lowes sells spacers, SAE though. You can bore out some of their nylon ones and probably be fine. I just get all my hardware from mcmaster.com so if you want the perfect spacer go there... But dude, washers are fine. Make it happen.

I did not know the 07's were different and would fit better, damned it- whats the difference in length/fit?
edit: haha I looked up my sway, its an 02-07 sedan/07 STi bar. Guess im in the clear. My rear is 04-07 STi, thats what I was thinking of when I was posting. I still had to use a few washers to make the front endlinks straight though.

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:50 PM   #260
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So with the whiteline endlinks and some spacers I should be able to make this 05 bar fit in front? I too was wondering why teh 07 was a different fitment than the 04-06 sti's. Where did you guys find this info?

edit: is it the 05 sti bar will be too long or too short?

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #261
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The 07 STI uses WRX front control arms, not the STI Spec C ones on 04-06 STI that add some caster. The bar is a little narrower i beleive on the 07.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:03 PM   #262
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These seems like the right place to be asking this, please bare with me.

I have a 2009 Impreza Hatch 2.5i and would like to stiffen up the the stock super soft suspension a bit. Its NOT a track car by any means, its a daily driver but I do drive aggressive. Ive already purchased a rear sway bar kit for it(needs it badly). But Im undecided on springs. I was looking at these from Cobb or perhaps these from Rallitek. Im not looking just to "slam" the car or anything of that nature. I would really like to stiffen up the suspension a bit. Get rid of some of that extreme tilt I experience when cornering and squat when taking off. Ive heard about using the wrong springs damaging ones struts and read on these forums about the wrong springs f-ing up the suspension geometry. So I figure to ask prior to purchase. Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:22 AM   #263
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[quote=mrcrawford84;30033047]These seems like the right place to be asking this, please bare with me. NOPE!
I have a 2009 Impreza Hatch 2.5i and would like to stiffen up the the stock super soft suspension a bit.[/quote]
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH STICKIES!!!!!
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170789
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1430598
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171928
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1326482
If your question is not answered then search. This has been filled a thousand times. I could do it here and now but it just doesnt do justice to the information you could get by searching.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:42 PM   #264
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Moar Stickies !!!!

These things just keep commin! I appreicate the all the information . Just I searched through Stickies for three hours prior to posting previously. This site is giving the Library of Congress a run for its money.

More digging it is!
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:02 PM   #265
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I would definitely recommend the Prodrive wagon springs then. Great wagon specific springs you wont need saggy spacers for, and they definitely dont slam the car but they take away the killer wheel gap. Theyre an incredible mix between daily driveable and trackable. Ive got them on my 04 wagon. I rode them on stock struts for a while before going to kyb agx and i did not blow them. I autox and commute with my wagon.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #266
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KW just came out w/ the V3 series for the 08's. 2.5i/WRX still the same as fars as we know. As usual STi appears different.
This answers my questions I had and shows that if you read through a thread you don't have to have 10000000 threads about the same thing.

+++++1 for a good thread

And just to double check the 08+ 2.5i and WRX use the same parts?
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:28 PM   #267
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I have 2000 RS 2.5 with a Megan Coilovers...and I just purchased a 2002 WRX...would my 99 RS Megan Coilovers fit on the 2002 WRX???...Thx, any inputs are appreciated...

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:31 PM   #268
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im sure ill get yelled at but ive been searching for hours and cant find the exact answer im looking for...i have an 06 wrx and i was wondering if 06 sti coils will swap directly over and what they will do (height,stiffness)...im sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this. thanks in advance.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:55 PM   #269
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They will work, will be stiffer, but don't really do much for height. If you're looking for a change in height, I'd say look for something else.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:42 AM   #270
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Question:

I have a set of KYB AGX (02-3) with the TIC spacers to use with a set of JDM STi pink springs (04+, from an 05 STi) and Group-N Top hats also from this 05 STi.

Will it work together? I have searched and it seems like the spacers might help in compatibility but it doesnt specifically mention them. Many thanks.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:54 PM   #271
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It will all work. Just don't forget the put the spacers in before you install the rear tops.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:11 PM   #272
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Lol thanks for the tip
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:44 PM   #273
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heres my debate. i know the 04 wrx struts/springs/tophats will fit my 06 forester. will the 04 sti's fit? and if so which one would be lower and or better ride quality?
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:23 PM   #274
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Shouldnt be any fitment difference between WRX/STi for a particular year. The ride however, not too much stiffer but a good difference. Its really not going to lower you all that much either. Would you lose camber having that forester? The sedan setup on a wagon type chassis loses camber. You can search for any of these answers real easy man.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:54 AM   #275
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93-01 Impreza struts fit all body styles.

The following have a specific fitment for 93-01 Impreza, and all of the following spring and strut top fitment with these is the same as it is for the stock struts.

1. KYB AGX
2. KYB GR2
3. Koni Inserts (not a complete strut, see here for install http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1219607)
4. Ohlins Fixed Perch Struts
5. STi Version 1 to 6
6. ???

Using any 02-07 Impreza struts result in certain issues that can technically be corrected.

05+ STi struts will not fit.


What do you mean by Using any 02-07 Impreza struts result in certain issues that can technically be corrected.

Ive been searching on here all day and have come to the conclusion they will bolt straight onto the front, but I will need to modify the rear top mounts to get it to fit. Will I need to modify they hub mountings at all?

Looking at putting 2005 WRX complete strut/spring top hat take offs on my 98 Forester.
Thanks, Jason

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