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Old 01-09-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default What Struts will work with STi Pinks on 04 WRX

Guys - I have a question and tried searching but am totally confused

I purchased a set of STi Pinks from Rallispec - P'/N's:
ST203804S010
ST203304S010

I believe these are the RST-2119 257/217 - can't find the reciept

These were installed on an 04 WRX sedan with stock struts and I would like to replace the struts before the stock ones get beat up.

Question - Do I need the STi V8 struts with these springs or the V7? I think the V8 because I thought these springs had a tapered top. I could be off base here.

Thanks for the help
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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257/217 makes me believe those are the V8 STi Pinks. The would work with your stock struts, but I think you would be underdampened. Your best bet would be STi V8 struts.
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fenders - thanks for the reply and clairification. I did a search on PN and it came up V8 STi spec C spring. I was confused when I was told that all WRX's used V7 struts and my springs were V7. The searching I was coming up with told me that 02-03 ---> 04 WRX used different top mount (and strut design also I believe) and that the 04 STi used the same tops as WRX (so I would assume same strut design). And the springs on the 04's were different (rears tapered). Which led me to believe that that the 04 WRX has the same strut design as the 04 STi which = V8 STi struts. Is this correct?



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correct, the 04 STi has the same design as the 04+ WRX, however, the 05 STi has a different design, so make sure you get struts from an 04 STi.
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Shane, actually you were correct. The 2004,5 WRX uses the same "tapered" style as the STI's so the springs from your WRX should work on the STI struts... Not 2005 STI's though.
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Cool, Thanks for the info guys. I did so much searching and actually became quite confused, thanks for clearing it up. I guess the 05 STi would be considered STi V9 style


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