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Old 09-11-2001, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Aftermarket Strut options for WRX?

I have checked the net and read the mags as well as done some searches here. I recieved my whiteline springs from Vivid. I need some struts that will compliment them. Anyone have any suggestions on brand? KYB's? I want to know all my options before I take the plunge. My preference would be more of a street setup and not a race setup. The springs are standard street springs. I am afraid to run them with stock struts.. Advice?


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Old 09-11-2001, 04:34 AM   #2
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theres a thread in the wheels, tires/suspension forum discussing this. i think basically its a no, but that the earlier model impreza's should work...
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Old 09-11-2001, 08:45 AM   #3
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I would suggest NOT getting struts made for the GC8 (older) body. Reason - I tried to fit Tein coilovers that were on my 99 RS on to my new rex. No go. The fronts fit fine, but the rears were afflicted with excessive camber due to different suspension geometry. The lower mount points for the strut are about 1cm further out than the GC8.

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Old 09-11-2001, 05:08 PM   #4
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on the front struts for prior years that fit the brackets on the '02 WRX. Some suggest zip ties but they do wear quickly. Many say the '02 WRX struts are so much better than the prior years that you can just go with springs if you dont mind the unsprung weight.

The only option sold for '02 spec right now is the STi strut.
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Old 09-12-2001, 12:32 PM   #5
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i still love my kyb's on my wrx. they really make a heck of a difference. so what, i have to under the car once and a while to check the zip ties. not a big deal. i got a nice suspension upgrade without spending an arm and a leg. i still support the kyb's!
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Old 09-12-2001, 10:18 PM   #6
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also...didnt one of the spo wrx's in the latest SCC have an h&r/kyb agx setup? i wonder where if they were using the struts for the gc8?
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Old 09-12-2001, 10:48 PM   #7
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NoSaabs,

I am very interested in the AGX for the WRX, but I am concerned with the possible change in geometry (more camber) due to the different mounting point on the rex vs the RS. I can live with checking zip ties, but the geometry issue has me nervous.

Has anyone installed the AGX on the 02 rex and had anyone look at the camber issue. If this issue (or non-issue) could be resolved there is a lot of interest in a reasonably priced adjustable strut for use in stock class auto-x.

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Old 09-13-2001, 01:16 PM   #8
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i have noticed that my back wheels are cocked a bit inwards at the top, but so far that hasn't affected my handling or tire wear from what i can tell. don't they make camber bolts for the kyb's?
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Old 09-13-2001, 01:20 PM   #9
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Exclamation alignment

Have you not gotten an alignment done since you put the shocks on? You need to do that!
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Old 09-13-2001, 01:22 PM   #10
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yeah...i need to make that appointment. maybe i'll do that now...


edit: done. and i'm getting my brakes looked at. 5500 mi. and rotors are shot.
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Old 09-13-2001, 02:51 PM   #11
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No Saabs,

Let us know when you find out. The description you gave of your tires appears to be exactly what some were afraid of, excessive negative camber.

Good Luck

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Old 09-13-2001, 03:07 PM   #12
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Default camber

I emailed Steve @ SPO Motorsports about the KYB AGX camber problem in the back and he assured me that there was no problems with excessive (> -1.5) camber in the back of the car. For this reason I think the KYB's are still a viable shock.

Also the Koni's should be fixed by next season, but the KYB's are looking better and better IMO because I can take the extra $$ that I save on them and throw them into Hoosiers and come out faster in the end....we'll see
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Old 09-13-2001, 05:13 PM   #13
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If the KYB's bolt up on a wrx, how about using some of the camber correcting bolts. I recieved some with my whiteline springs, and they adjust the camber ALOT (very noticeable to the eye). I think you can get the bolts for 30 bucks or so, so this might be an option.


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Old 09-13-2001, 05:20 PM   #14
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Exclamation doh!

That makes the car illegal for stock class for those of us that are trying to get these for stock class.
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Default Some have told me....

that the stock shocks for 2002 may hold up better over the long run than the AGX.
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Old 09-13-2001, 10:30 PM   #16
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ThinkTank,

It may possibly be that the stock shocks hold up better than the KYB, but it is the adjustability that make the KYB or any other adjustable strut desirable.

The ability to firm up the suspension and play with the settings from front to rear should help with body roll and oversteer. Then the ability to go back to a more street friendly setting is nice too.

trhoppe,

Did Steve say how much camber we may be talking about? Some negative camber may be beneficial in autox from what I've seen posted on different autox alignment suggestions.

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Old 09-13-2001, 11:51 PM   #17
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You want about -1.5 camber in the front and back for Kumhos and -2 to -2.5 for hoosiers.

-1.5 is what the back is stock and what you can adjust the front out to legally. So that is what I was told we would have with the AGXs.
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