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Old 10-31-2007, 12:16 AM   #1
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Ohhk my struts are blown, due to my sweet S-Tech's... I have an 05' WRX, everywhere I look only carries 02-04 WRX struts! I cant find anyone who carries ones for 05! I called hopupracing.com, they said that there are no aftermarket struts for 05. Im just looking for a good set of struts for my 05, that will fit of course. I guess I could order a set of coilovers , but im not in the mood to drop a grand or more! If you can, point me in the right direction to a set of good struts besides the p.o.s OEM ones. Gracias...............
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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justin what about tokicos?
nvm..hmm..
maybe you should grap on my oilcovers
(get some coilovers)
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:20 AM   #3
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How long did your stock struts last with the teins? The car I just picked up is setup the same way and I was wondering today if that might be an accident waiting to happen...
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:23 AM   #4
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I put them on in april, soo bout 6 months of daily driving and some trips to Payson. I went on a trip to Sedona a couple months back, ROUGH ride through the streets of Sedona!
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:31 AM   #5
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justin what about tokicos?
nvm..hmm..
maybe you should grap on my oilcovers
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You shut your mouth when your talking to me! I dont want to drop the money on coilovers! I never go to the track, EVER... Sooo why the heck should I pay $1200-1500 for a good set of coilvers if I will never use them to their full potential? Why dont you buy a W R X ?
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:37 AM   #6
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Best setup using spring/struts is Tokico D Spec and RCE Yellow springs
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:47 AM   #7
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Hmmm, but I needs struts for my 05' WRX! Are 06' different
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
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afaik. wrx struts are exactly the same 02-05. STi struts change in 05 due to the 5x114 hub. im not 100% but i believe all wrx struts are the same no matter what the year... but i will have to check on that to be sure.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:00 AM   #9
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Thanks James, I have been told the same also... I just want to make sure before I go on and buy a set. I bought a set from hopup a couple weeks ago. And I was wondering why I hadnt received them yet, so I called today and they told me they wouldnt fit? Soooo I guess I will just have to make a couple calls to make sure.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:08 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info, I'll start looking for replacements
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:18 AM   #11
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Best setup using spring/struts is Tokico D Spec and RCE Yellow springs
RCE's are the shat. I had them on stock struts (oops...) on my WRX. They lasted about 10 months, but good God was that a good 10 months of autocrossing / Virginia mountain roading. Pair them w/ a beefier set of struts, and I think you've got just about the best springs you can put on a WRX.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:37 AM   #12
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would sti struts off an 04 work okay with that set up!??
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:46 AM   #13
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would sti struts off an 04 work okay with that set up!??
yes they would
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:25 AM   #14
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Are there any KYB AGXs that fit an 05? They are fairly cheap and yet good struts from my experience.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:50 AM   #15
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Are there any KYB AGXs that fit an 05? They are fairly cheap and yet good struts from my experience.
02-05 fit the same.. AFAIK
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:29 AM   #16
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ive been runnin stock struts with tein (pronounced tAIn) s-techs for almost 2 years with no problems. yes, tein is the kmart of japan but hell you cant beat the price.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:23 AM   #17
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would sti struts off an 04 work okay with that set up!??
Yup... in fact, that was what I was going to do, until I got a chance to get my STi I found a set of stock '05 WRX struts laying around a buddy's garage, put them on the WRX w/ my stock springs, sold off the RCEs, and traded it in for the STi.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:10 PM   #18
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02-05 fit the same.. AFAIK
wrong 02 03 are the same 04 05 wrx are the same 04 sti fit them all...02 -03 have different design but will fit but requiring top hats from a 04-05 wrx if you are using 04-05 wrx springs and vice versa for 02-03 springs.. the rear shocks of the 02-03 need a spacer from jic for the top hat to be spaced up and secure the springs in place. hope this helps
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:41 PM   #19
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wrong 02 03 are the same 04 05 wrx are the same 04 sti fit them all...02 -03 have different design but will fit but requiring top hats from a 04-05 wrx if you are using 04-05 wrx springs and vice versa for 02-03 springs.. the rear shocks of the 02-03 need a spacer from jic for the top hat to be spaced up and secure the springs in place. hope this helps
correct.
too bad i just sold my struts to roman or else id hook ya up
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:57 AM   #20
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Sooo 02-03 tokico hp series struts will work just fine with 04-05 top hats? Cheezus im confused?
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:29 AM   #21
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correct.
too bad i just sold my struts to roman or else id hook ya up
wagon struts are different in the rear. you want sedan struts unless you have a wagon.
and correct the tophats are different, so use your stock ones no matter what you get unless you get better ones for your MY car
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:33 AM   #22
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wagon struts are different in the rear. you want sedan struts unless you have a wagon.
and correct the tophats are different, so use your stock ones no matter what you get unless you get better ones for your MY car
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:30 AM   #23
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wagon struts are different in the rear. you want sedan struts unless you have a wagon.
and correct the tophats are different, so use your stock ones no matter what you get unless you get better ones for your MY car
meant that he could buy my struts and use his tophats
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:05 PM   #24
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Good deal, then I will just look around and find a set of struts that I want. Todd aka "robots..." is going to be switchin them out for me, he will know what to do as usual. I called Tokico yesterday but knowone will be back until Monday due to SEMA. Thanks guys for the input
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