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Old 04-26-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Parts to convert 04 STi suspension to 05?

Anyone compile a listing of the parts that differ between the two model years?

The pad knockback on the small pliable 04 hubs has gone from annoying on the track to downright dangerous on ths street. It is at the point now that if I haven't hit the brakes in a while I get a full pedal strock with no pad contact on the rotors until a second strock.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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not sure but heres a quick list of what i know:

front:
control arms
hubs

rear:
knuckle
hub
lat links
struts

the front might need a kuckle and strut too but im not sure
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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About what I would expect. The knuckle on the front is likely as well. Surprised on the rear strut, hadn't thought that would be changed.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:10 PM   #4
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all 4 struts were changed in the 05(they are black now), i belive the distance of the bolt holes in the rear strut to knuckle was made wider.
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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Ahh ok, also not the least of which other parts are the rotors and wheels.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:34 PM   #6
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ya know if u just want the 5x114 all u have to do is swap the hub itself...(and rotors)

im pretty sure the bearings are the same...
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:48 PM   #7
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Sounds to me you have a bad bearing or loose axle nut. If the hub was giving enough to cause pad backout it would break from fatigue in no time.
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Oh it is very likely at this point the bearing is bad (though Wayne Subaru says it is fine) - but the knockback has incrementally got worse ever since I got the car. Two other '04s I know personally have been experiencing the exact same progression of knockback. Not so much the hub giving as the hub flexing incrementally more and more on the bearing - which by now I am sure is well worn.

I would have thought that they would have put bigger bearings on with the larger hubs. Maybe I am just asking too much of the front bearings and I just need to accept that they will be a frequent wear item instead of just a wear item.
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they might have changed the bearings

call a dealer and ask the the parts dept to see if the bearing for the 04 and 05 are the same
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