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Old 03-04-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Stock 05 STi struts fit on 04 STi??? HELP.

I'm trying to get new struts for my 04 STi. If I buy 05 STi struts, springs, and tophats, are they interchangeable with my 04? I ask bc I'm getting feedback in both directions. My subie mechanic says its no problem, but I have read, and heard from a potential seller, that "the brackets on the bottom of the struts that connect to the hub are for 5x114.3 (05+) hubs, not 5x100 (04) hubs". Who is correct? Is there a modification that can make them fit? Am I stuck searching for used 04 STi struts only? I only need the rear struts replaced, but am willing to buy a set... even if just the rears will fit.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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They will not fit without swapping out a lot of other stuff.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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i suggest finding a new subaru mechanic

although from what i've read, the rear struts (04-07 sti) did not change while the front struts did.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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You would need to get updated 05+ knuckles in order to use 05+ STi struts. When they went to the 5x114.5 they used larger bearings/hubs and this also meant larger knuckles as well.

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