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Old 07-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Got off the forum for a little while when I ended up getting another daily and my Girlfriend took over on my wagon. Being that she drives the wagon for the daily now, not much progress has been done to it since. She has said recently that she'd like to do a couple things to it though, and suspension was one. The car already has aftermarket wheels on it, so a little drop would really move it along. Now, I remember when I first got the car, there were little options. The H&R's and Eibach's were in development forever, and the RSR's had just been released in spring and coilover variants. However, about a week ago, I did a little searching, and it sounds like a few members with "new" Impreza's have found that the 08+ WRX coilovers are a direct bolt-on for the 12+ 2.0's. Is there any truth to this? I didn't want to buy something simply on Internet heresay. I'd love to get the 08+ WRX coil overs as they can be had more readily and cheaper than something packaged "for" our cars. It doesn't need to be any kind of $2,000 setup, more than likely just some Raceland's and then go from there. The wheels look good on the car, but the wheel gap is a bit much. I'm not looking to go "mad tyte stances, y0", but just adjusted to a clean drop while remaining functional.

I look forward to any help and input. Thanks!

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Old 06-27-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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Did you find any additional info on this. I'm curious as well to know what options exist for the 2.0 Sport. The Sport is a 3,000 pound car and as a result it makes a pretty prime candidate for those of us that would like to swap their built drivetrains into something newer.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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Race land has voila ears for our cars that are under 500 bucks. I'm going that route once i get pesos.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:14 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:12 PM   #5
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I am planning on grabbing these next year: http://www.nengun.com/blitz/damper-zz-r-subaru
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:27 PM   #6
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Very nice. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:17 PM   #7
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I have started doing some research into this to figure out what coilovers would fit into my 2013 sport. I came along this thread that pretty much confirms that the 08+ wrx (only) coilovers will fit onto the newer impreza sports.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2573882
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:18 PM   #8
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I'd be interested in whether or not the 2010-2012 STi suspension fits on the "base"and "premium" Impreza models. Has anyone heard anything of this?
I'd like something nicer than my base suspension, but I don't want to get crazy with coilovers.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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I don't think the STI will, but the WRX will.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:01 PM   #10
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Struts and springs? I understand that the spring rates and strut dampening are different, but how are the STi struts/springs different as far as physical makeup? Different strut tops? Different bolt points on the bottom of the struts? Could a WRX strut top be used on the WRX strut/spring combo?

And would the WRX struts/springs even be a noticeable upgrade? Would it just make more sense to put KYB AGXs and aftermarket springs on?

Sorry for all of the questions. I just cant find anyone that has upgraded their STi suspension and still has the stock bits to let me toy with (yet). I'm trying to stick with Subaru parts, yet upgrade, so as not to effect my warranty in any way.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:04 PM   #11
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Are you sure that sticking the parts from a different model won't void the warranty anyways?
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:09 PM   #12
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As long as they are "genuine Subaru" parts I don't think they will stand out that much that they will be noticed. I would have to think that, especially WRX suspension, would LOOK almost identical to my factory suspension. Not sure if the newer STis have pink springs as they have in the past, but if they aren't, i would have to think they wouldn't attract much attention either.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:56 AM   #13
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I think it'd have to be pretty obvious before anyone at the dealer starts asking questions. I mean, if you run RSR springs (black) and an STI rear sway (also black), not one single person would care enough to notice.
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