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Old 04-11-2011, 05:04 PM   #326
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Thanks a lot for this thread, it's incredibly useful!

I'm currently investigating running '04 STI struts with GC springs and top hats on my 2000 GC RS. I keep hearing that it'll bolt up, but here I see I'd run into geometry issues. What sort of issues would I be running into, and what sort of workarounds are there?
I don't think the geometry will be that bad with that setup. The rear spring perch sits up higher on the '04 STI strut than on a GC strut, so the rear end of the car is going to sit up 1/2" higher than normal...
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:41 AM   #327
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I don't think the geometry will be that bad with that setup. The rear spring perch sits up higher on the '04 STI strut than on a GC strut, so the rear end of the car is going to sit up 1/2" higher than normal...
would that be the same with putting '03 WRX struts on a GC?
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:36 AM   #328
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Yes, it's a GD strut thing in general.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:39 AM   #329
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Much appreciated, thanks!
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:09 PM   #330
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I don't see anyone asking, but fwiw the 2011 STI LCA's fit fine on a 2011 WRX except that I seem to have picked up a little negative camber. With the bolts at max negative (in), I got -1.7 with the stock struts. Castor was 5.8/5.9. This is without changing to 08-10 struts. If I did that, I could probably hit -2.5 with just the stock camber bolts!

To make the LCA swap you do need to buy the 2011 STI rear bolts to replace the body-mounted studs that the 2011 WRX shares with the older 08-10 WRX's and STI's.

Also, the RCE swaybars fit perfectly on a 2011 WRX.

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Old 04-16-2011, 01:55 PM   #331
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anyone know what other front sways i can run on my 99 rs, i have a wrx 20mm rear but cant find any info on what will fit the front. thanks for any help!
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #332
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is it possible to modify 2010 oem sti struts/springs to fit a 2010 2.5i? if so how involved would it be?

is there any big difference between the 2010 wrx struts/springs to the 2010 sti?
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:07 PM   #333
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how about

2001 GC chassis
gc control arms
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will 07 sti front sway bar work with the gc kartboy endlinks?
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:56 AM   #334
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No legacy love in this thread?
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #335
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No legacy love in this thread?
Sure there is.

My old 06' Spec-B with JDM front and rear bumper/spoiler, Bilstein "SPORT" shocks, JDM Pinks, Whiteline sways, ALK, Group-n spec rear bushings, Endless SSM pads, lines, Stage 2 Cobb, etc.





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Old 05-31-2011, 12:31 AM   #336
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Default RE: 02 TS Wagon

I've scanned the stickies for hours, but can't find these answers:

Is the 02 TS Wagon front swaybar 20mm like the 02 WRX wagon?

Is there an upgraded swaybar available for it?

If not, and I'm stuck with the stock front, what would be the recommendation for the size/stiffness of an upgraded rear swaybar?

And last, can I run stock sti strut mounts in front and 03 group N strut mounts in the back? Should I get stock 03 WRX rear strut mounts instead?

Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:56 AM   #337
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I'm pretty sure the TS wagon and WRX wagon shared the same front swaybar lengths. I had a Hotchkis sedan bar on my '02 wagon for quite a while. I had Perrin endlinks and they were at a bit of an angle, but they never wore out. You can also find wagon-specific front bars, possibly from Whiteline.

Any rear wrx swaybar will work on your wagon. You can pick the slightly thicker one from a WRX wagon, or the somewhat thicker one from a sedan (or sti) or any aftermarket bar. I would at least get a sedan bar, and if you are upgrading the front bar then you will definitely want at least a 20 mm rear aftermarket bar. A 20+ mm rear bar will make turn-in feel reasonably quick and you should be able to rotate the car at the limit. If the rear bar is ~2 mm thinner than the front, I find this to make for a fairly balanced car, especially if you upgrade spring rates later. It won't snap around on a rain-soaked exit ramp, but you can make it slide if you want. Some prefer equal front and rear diameters for easier rotation.

Front strut mounts are the same for all GD's. I think you can run 03 grp N mounts i the rear. Depending on the spring/shock setup you have, you may get the saggy rear-end effect.

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Old 05-31-2011, 01:00 PM   #338
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Thanks Frank, but I'm still confused. I read somewhere that the stock front swaybar was 20mm, but they may have been talking about the WRX wagon only. I also read that front swaybars designed for the WRX wagon won't clear the NA header setup (or something like that). So I'm looking for a definitive answer for the front. If the TS stock front swaybar is 20mm I would leave it alone, but then I'm not sure what to do about the rear. Or if the Whiteline wagon-specific front swaybar would fit the TS I would go to the 22mm fixed bar, and then get the 22mm adjustable rear bar and try it at the lightest and medium settings to find a best feel. Everything kinda hinges on the stock front spec and the availability of aftermarket bars that fit the 02 NA wagons.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:13 PM   #339
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afaik all the 02 Imprezas had a 20mm front bar, that's what's in the FSM anyhow



HOWEVER same DIAMETER does not mean the are the same BAR - length is only one issue, there are also header clearance issues with the shape of the turbo bars on N/A cars

so either stick with what you've got (should be 20mm) or find an N/A specific aftermarket bar - ideally an N/A wagon (TS/OBS) but you may have a hard time finding that, in which case just go for a NA sedan (RS/2.5i) bar and live with the endlink angle
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:35 PM   #340
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hmm, well the OEM bars were different part numbers:

'02 WRX wagon: 20401FE010
'02 TS wagon: 20401FE020

And they are the same diameter because all '02 cars used the same bushing part #, so you may have a conflict with the header. I would check Whiteline's site for compatibility- they are usually reasonably sympathetic to covering the full model line with their compatibility information.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:16 PM   #341
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I'm using a 22 mil IPD front bar
http://www.rallitek.com/RalliTEK-Ant...93-2007/p-4382

I know Whiteline has at least one option as well.

Also, pretty sure the sti rear bar DOES NOT work with any other Imprezas, only the Forester.


edit: I found this saved in my subscriptions.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...+front+sway+na

Post 9 has some whiteline part numbers.

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Old 06-08-2011, 12:18 PM   #342
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would that be the same with putting '03 WRX struts on a GC?
I read that GD wagon struts would make the rear sit a bit higher when installed on a GC chassis, however the '02 WRX wagon struts I just installed on my '00 RS Sedan sit about a half in lower in the rear... I'm going to be installing some saggy butt spacers and maybe extended studs to level it out here shortly. Going from coilovers, I'd say the ride quality is pretty nice for a daily driver.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #343
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Will 2011 sti springs work well in a 2011 wrx or will they be loose in the front perches like previous years?
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:48 PM   #344
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I read somewhere that a 06 wagon has the same trailing arm as sedan. Is this true? If so can i install the STI Pink trailing arm? I ask because im getting mixed answers on different threads.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:17 AM   #345
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Will MY00 struts fit a MY02 sedan? I have the MY02 top hats if thats the only issue
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:57 AM   #346
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i know i can rip GD springs/struts out and put them on my GC by simply drilling an extra couple holes, but this will raise the car a little.

my question: can i do this with GR struts/springs which are a little shorter?
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:52 AM   #347
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anyone?
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #348
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can anyone point me in the direction of some information on exactly what is different between the 5X100 knuckles and the 5X114 knuckles?

i searched through the thread a bit and all that is said is that it wont fit because they are different. i am just wondering what is different.

thanks.

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ok, this is the best i could find using knuckle as a term:

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the front clevis spacing/bolt pattern changed when they went to the 5x114.3 hubs - other Imprezas still use the 5x100 hubs/knuckles
so are the mounting brackets on the 05 struts too far apart or too close together to fit on a 5X100 knuckle?

are the holes even a little close to the 04 positions?

in other words can a 05 front sti strut be modified to fit on a 5X100 knuckle?

or will i die in a fire while in a school zone?

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Old 06-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #349
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the front 5x114.3 has a wider clevis as is the bolt spacing.

the 05-07 sti front struts can't be modified to fit an 04 knuckle, but the 05 sti knuckle can be modified to fit an 04 sti strut.

so, in other words, you'll die in a fire in a school zone.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:40 AM   #350
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Thanks this hole thing helped a lot to
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