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Old 08-12-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default 04 fxt suspension swap with 04 stock sti

Want to know what I'm getting myself into when I am swapping these parts out. My struts are starting to go one by one and I planned on replacement of all once they started to. What's a good suspension assembly I can get away with lowering the car 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches. Keeping a comfortable ride and not breaking the bank. Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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2002 Subaru WRX


OE replacement FXT struts, (e.g. kyb, tokico, etc) and swift lowering springs.

the STi struts will lower it about an inch and be a whole lot stiffer and uncomfortable.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:14 AM   #3
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2004-2007 WRX take-offs and a saggy-butt spacer.

STI take-offs are an option, '04 are direct fit, '05+ need a few hefty washers as spacers as the later STi knuckle is thicker than the one on the FXT.

Then add some nice 18"s

Also, depending on where you are, I still have my stock FXT suspension and would let it go cheap.
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