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Old 06-06-2010, 06:03 PM   #226
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You can put 02 struts on an 03. The strut and rear tophat design did not change until 04. You can only use STi V7 springs and struts (i.e. JDM). Though you may be able to still source these new from the dealer. They were offered as an upgrade back in the day. The 04 STi stuff will not fit without modification, as outline above.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:54 PM   #227
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ok i am a little confused too ... this thread has been helpful but ... i would like to confirm ... cause im hearing a little different from other ppl...

I have 06' lowering springs i'd like to put on my 03' sedan ... aside from changing out the rear top hats for 04+ .. do i also need this spacer cause im using my stock struts .... any insight to this is greatly appreciated ...
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:02 PM   #228
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Yes, you will need these spacers if you are planning on using those springs on your stock struts. However, if you are going to go to the effort of swapping springs, i would suggest getting new struts as you 03 struts are most likely on their way out. DSpecs or AGX's or, better yet, 04+ koni inserts and you won't need the spacer! jUst the rear tophats.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #229
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Bump cause I need to use some of this info...
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:39 PM   #230
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Bump cause I need to use some of this info...
some of what info exactly?
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:14 AM   #231
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #232
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hi guys!

Sorry to dig up this tread and drag out the corpse, but the information here is the closest I've come to sorting a problem I have.

Car is a UK spec 2005 built (5 in the VIN!) WRX wagon.

The rear struts are knocking, so I looked at getting KYB's. however, the parts supplier were very dilligent and spent a long time checking for me, and it turns out that KYB does NOT make rear struts compatible with my car!

So that lead me on a wild googling spree, which brought me here..

however, my struts don't even look like the ones posted in the very helpful ID picture!

This is what mine look like:


And here's the top mount:


they're creacking and clunking.... So, what I'd like confirmation of is this:

Can I build the equivalent of a 2002/2003 strut, with KYB bottom end, 2003 top hat, and a compatible spring, and bolt that in to have a working replacement?! Many thanks guys!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:09 PM   #233
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So all that's needed to run Version 7 struts on an 04 STi are the proper version 7 springs/tophats?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #234
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So all that's needed to run Version 7 struts on an 04 STi are the proper version 7 springs/tophats?
You could do that but that is an expensive solution. If you want to run 02-03 Impreza Struts with 04+ Impreza Top Hats and Springs. All you need to get is these Scooby921Strut Spacers from Turn In Concepts.

http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...roducts_id=234
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