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Old 10-20-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default 08 impreza wrx spt spring suspension issue

So i had the spt springs installed on my 2008 wrx wagon.. Drove fine for just a week and then suspension started acting up, every bump is felt and heard in the rear sounds like a clangin noise.. I think the struts are blown but haven't had the chance to confirm.. I tried searching for threads and people seem to think its an install issue.. What should i do, replace the struts and risk it happening again? will it matter if i go to the subaru dealer? I'm hoping someone can give me insight beyond just saying it was a bad install and tell me what went wrong and if i should stick to oem struts or is there something else out there.. I Don't want to lower the vehicle too much bc of northeast snow
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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First, feel your struts. Are they wet or greasy? Then they're probably blown. Luckily for you, SPT parts are covered under the warranty. Most dealerships cover the cost with no problem, but I've heard some you have to argue with. Replace your 08 struts with 09 struts, since they are a vast improvement.

As for the problem, it probably was an install issue, did the dealership do it or did you do it yourself?
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:26 PM   #3
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Yeah i just checked them and they are def greasy, so absolutely blown. It was done by my mechanic, not the dealer.. so i'm sure they won't want to cover it , even if i tell them that it was done at another sub dealer.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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Are the 09 really that much better and are they just as easy to put on the car
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #5
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If any body has OEM struts LMK
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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i would check and see if the top hats are tight first.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:26 PM   #7
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Are the 09 really that much better and are they just as easy to put on the car
Yes, I believe it is a 40% increase in stiffness. From videos I've seen, a strut replacement doesn't seem too difficult to do by yourself provided that you have the right tools.
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