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Old 04-13-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5I Sedan - Rear Struts

Hello all! I recently bought a super clean 2011 Impreza 2.5I with 110K miles to use as my daily driver because I drive approximately 25K miles per year thanks to my lovely 90 mile roundtrip commute to work! The car is mint except for the rear struts (not too upset because I paid $7800 for it from a Subaru dealer). Unfortunately, I didn't take the car on the highway when I test drove it (F me). When I drove the car home, the rear end of the car was so bouncy that I honestly started to feel car sick. I did some research and I'm pretty confident the rear struts are toast.

Anyway, I'm looking for replacement rear struts and I'm not trying not to spend $150ish a piece for OEM struts. I perused the internet and found these:


They are the infamous KYB Excel-G struts. I've read mixed reviews about them. I just want to make sure that they won't cause excessive wear to my OEM springs and that it's not an issue to have them only in the rear (versus having them at all four corners).

Thank you for your time!
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:51 PM   #2
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I think those KYB struts will work fine. KYB actually makes the OEM stuts for Subaru.

Are the front struts original? If so I would definitely replace those at the same time you do the rears.
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