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Old 08-15-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default 2003 Legacy L.. springs/struts?

aftermarket springs are easy eough to find for it but i cant seem to find any adjustable struts/shocks anywhere .. heck i cant even find just better aftermarket struts period... anyone know where i can find some or are there none?
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:34 PM   #2
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KYB GR2's, not a huge improvement, but an improvement. You could go STi or some of the Japanese brands but they will cost a fair penny.
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:28 AM   #3
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in the same boat here. cant seem to find anything. links anyone?
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:49 AM   #4
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kyb gr2's are on tirerack IIRC.
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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i went there and they dont have any suspension parts listed for MY03
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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KYB GR2s are a bit better than stock, and are a direct replacement. On BD/BGs you can put KYB AGXs (adjustables) on if you use Impreza/WRX tophats and AGXs meant for the Impreza, but I'm not sure if that goes for BE/BHs or not.

www.boxer4racing.com has GR2s for BD for a few hundred. I got mine from TireRack.com.

Koni also makes nice struts, from what I've heard. Patrick Olsen put Koni inserts on his BD and I believe he was pretty happy with them - Pat, care to elaborate?

If you want a lot more flexibility, and are willing to spend the money, get coilovers. There are several coilover setups that would let you adjust both ride height and shock damping.

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KYB Gr-2's are avalible at Tire rack or some local auto parts stores, contact Luke, he is a tire rack rep and a vendor on this board. AGX makes an adjustable sturt for about double the price of the Gr-2's.

The Gr-2 is slightly better than stock but will handle a drop spring much better since the stocker will self destuct when dropped.

I will look for part numbers but you should be able to call Tire rack or get a hole of Luke.

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Left Front 334274

Right and Left Rear 341275
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:10 AM   #9
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thanks for the part #s that helped out alot.

found they have them at summit racing for a pretty good price.. figures they would be on backorder right now though...



so the GR2s will be ok to use with drop springs? i am only looking for a mild drop because i dont want to plow snow in the winter..
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so the GR2s will be ok to use with drop springs? i am only looking for a mild drop because i dont want to plow snow in the winter..
I will be running iON springs in a few weeks with my GR2s. I've heard that GR2s work great with drop springs (usually drop springs by themselves are not too aggressive). The GR2s are also a better construction than the stockers (although I think my rear struts were KYB and the fronts were Sunco Something like that...) However, if you're looking to track the car at all I'd say get your drop springs and a slightly stiffer strut setup, AGX or better. Then again, plenty of people are tracking their rides with stock setups

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The KYB's have a bit better dampening than stock but as you said the big advantage is that they can handle the drop where the stockers can not. I have a fairly big drop on my BE and the Gr-2's are doing fine. I did both the springs and struts at the same time so I can not tell you the difference between the stockers and the Gr-2's since the entire sus changed at the same time.
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