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Old 06-21-2019, 03:46 PM   #3
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Location: Jackson, MI
2011 Impreza WRX


Originally Posted by isotopesope View Post
there are TONS of threads about the Koni inserts. they work great and are easy to do. using your stock strut housings will retain your stock ride height with stock springs. running 08-10 strut housings on your widebody will lower the front about .25", essentially evening out the supposedly dreaded "saggy butt".

here's a great Koni install thread:

this post within the thread also illustrates the differences between the strut geometries of the narrow and wide bodies:

KYB Excel G's would work too, if they're still available. a bit stiffer than stock, but not adjustable. I think they are modeled after the narrow body strut geometry.

I would look into King springs. their "standard" height springs raised my 08 wrx about .25" on Koni inserts. they're about 25% stiffer than stock, but are progressive. the raised height gave me better articulation and much better handling. they gave me a 15" hub to wheel arch ride height, front and rear. I ran a stock 20mm 08 wrx front sway, and a stock 2015+ sti rear sway. it was the perfect dirt-friendly daily driver setup for me.

here's a good discussion thread about Kings:

I got my King's from here:

they are also currently selling the full body Koni's as well, which are modeled after the narrow body strut. I would reach out to them for suspension advice.
I appreciate your through reply!

I an leaning towards the Koni's at this point. How do the Koni's do for longevity?

I go about 110K from my stock before they went to **** on Michigan roads.

Should I go with KYB Strut mount/bearings?
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