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Old 03-29-2008, 02:08 AM   #101
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In the section on GC/GF cars...
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Any 93-03 Impreza spring will fit.

It's best to use 93-01 specific springs.

04+ Impreza springs will not fit.
I've got a GC project in the works now (93 L sedan swapping in a JDM v7 drivetrain) and I currently have 04 STi struts AND springs on there. How? Well, first of all, work is being done by the guys at Pacific Import Auto here in Tacoma, WA so they know what they're doing. They told me that it works by using rear tophats from a BC Legacy (89-94, I believe).

Now, with that setup, I've got about 5" of wheel-well clearance (ready for rallying? ) and so if I want lowering springs, I need to look for 04-07 springs.

Any comment?
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #102
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This thread isn't for custom fitment....you can make anything work if you try hard enough.

I suppose you would use 04-07 lowering springs with that set-up. However I would much rather just run a GC specific set-up and have the correct geometry since you may not have all that much camber with your set-up. That and STi struts leave a lot to be desired.

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Old 03-29-2008, 11:50 AM   #103
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There is no info regarding interchangability of rear lateral links and trailing arms for the GC model (93-2001). Left out because nothing can be swapped or no one has tested that theory yet?
Hmm....what swap are you trying to do? I believe GD sedan lateral links will be too wide, but wagon lateral links may work. Not 100% sure.

Trailing arms should be fine.

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Old 03-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #104
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Hmm....what swap are you trying to do? I believe GD sedan lateral links will be too wide, but wagon lateral links may work. Not 100% sure.

Trailing arms should be fine.

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No swap, just major repairs. I need to replace the rear wheel bearings, so why not upgrade my suspension. I have STI Ver 5 RA struts and springs that I'd like to put it, I have the front aluminum control arms I'd like to use, I figured why not upgrade the lateral links and trailing arms as well. But as I was trying to remove the long bolt that holds the lateral links to the rear disk hub, the head broke off the bolt. So I am now forced to have someone do this correctly for me. Right now I am shopping around for a good Subaru shop as well as finding a set of lateral links and trailing arms.

So you are saying the trailing arms from any year STI would work?
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:46 AM   #105
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found 06 sti struts and springs will they fit an 04 wrx wagon yes or no or with work? and will i lose neg camber like they say if so how can i fix it if i have it aligned again

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Old 03-31-2008, 10:59 AM   #106
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springs will fit, (front) struts won't fit so the camber issue is moot
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:01 AM   #107
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this should be a sticky
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:04 AM   #108
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trying to get ahold of tom at kartboy and ask him personally but its cali and like 2-3 hr difference shucks and no one gives u a straight awnser
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:16 PM   #109
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2005-2007 Impreza STi

Same as 2004 STi, except for:

Coilovers

Only coilovers specific to 05+ STi will fit.
FYI, apparently from this thread you can fit rear 02-07 impreza coilovers/struts to fit the rear of the 05-07 STi. I guess only mainly applicable to doing the koni inserts.

This information may be helpful to others since it was very helpful with me.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:19 PM   #110
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^ This is true, the rears will fit (be sure to have the right rear springs/tophats).

But for clarity's sake I left it the way it is. Maybe I'll add a note later?

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Old 04-28-2008, 06:18 PM   #111
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so i can run sedan rear sway on my 07 wagon?
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:03 PM   #112
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so i can run sedan rear sway on my 07 wagon?
yes, except one from an STI sedan
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:36 AM   #113
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After a lot of hours searching all the subaru forums i could find, i think i've found a lift setup that will work w/ my 96 legacy outback. with the exception of a small brake line mount modification, i believe this strut/spring combination from a 01 forrester s should bolt right in.
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...-wheels-32239/
Before I buy, i'm just checking if any body out there has swapped from this year model forrester. All swaps i've found seem to have been from Pre-2000 or the xt models.

Thanks for the help
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:05 PM   #114
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Any info on front sway bars and endlinks would be helpful for the GC line (MY93-2001).
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #115
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So am I correct in thinking that if I get some 02-03 WRX springs and put them on my MY00 2.5RS (AGX struts with stock springs now), they will fit into the stock perches and everything?

If so, then I can get some Prodrive springs in 02-03 WRX fitment and have roughly the stock ride height but with a stiffer spring, correct?
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:05 PM   #116
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Any info on front sway bars and endlinks would be helpful for the GC line (MY93-2001).
Should be the same fitment from 93-01. Turbo front bars will not fit a non-turbo car.


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Old 04-29-2008, 08:06 PM   #117
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After a lot of hours searching all the subaru forums i could find, i think i've found a lift setup that will work w/ my 96 legacy outback. with the exception of a small brake line mount modification, i believe this strut/spring combination from a 01 forrester s should bolt right in.
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...-wheels-32239/
Before I buy, i'm just checking if any body out there has swapped from this year model forrester. All swaps i've found seem to have been from Pre-2000 or the xt models.

Thanks for the help
Probably worth it's own thread. 01 Forster should be the same fitment as pre 2000 for suspension though.

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:07 PM   #118
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So am I correct in thinking that if I get some 02-03 WRX springs and put them on my MY00 2.5RS (AGX struts with stock springs now), they will fit into the stock perches and everything?

If so, then I can get some Prodrive springs in 02-03 WRX fitment and have roughly the stock ride height but with a stiffer spring, correct?
They'll physically fit, but I have no idea what they'll do for your ride height and how it'll handle since it's designed for a completely different car.


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Old 04-29-2008, 11:04 PM   #119
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So am I correct in thinking that if I get some 02-03 WRX springs and put them on my MY00 2.5RS (AGX struts with stock springs now), they will fit into the stock perches and everything?

If so, then I can get some Prodrive springs in 02-03 WRX fitment and have roughly the stock ride height but with a stiffer spring, correct?
some have done this with different results and impressions. Not suggested.

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:12 AM   #120
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Why is it not suggested? What are some of the drawbacks? Do you have any links to people who've done it?

I understand that putting a spring that was not intended to use on my car onto my car is not necessarily a good idea, I just want to know if there is knowledge and experience of specific drawbacks.

Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:24 PM   #121
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Heres a stumper:

Will rear 2005 STI struts fit rear 2004 STI knuckles?
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:01 PM   #122
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Heres a stumper:

Will rear 2005 STI struts fit rear 2004 STI knuckles?
that i can do....yes the rears will fit.

Also you can take out the damper inserts and put them in the 04 housing if i recall.

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Old 05-19-2008, 10:20 AM   #123
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Thanks Jard - fixed the links, I think.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:23 AM   #124
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:23 AM   #125
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Only coilovers specific to 05+ STi will fit.

Why, camber plates? control arm? the 5X114 knuckle?
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