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Old 01-19-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Top hat and strut compatibility

I know you can use 04-07 rear springs on 02-03 rear struts with the 921 spacers and 04-07 rear tophats...

Can you use 02-03 rear springs on 04-07 rear struts if you use the 02-03 rear strut tops?

Looking to use prodrive springs for 02-03 wrx on 05 wrx by using stock shocks and 02-03 tophats since the springs are different. Mainly I want to check to see if the mounting surface on the 04-07 rear strut will mate up OK to 02-03 rear tophats.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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It won't work. I have made a similar thread about this.

Edit: I guess I didnt actually make a thread about it, but asked the same question in someone else's thread.

If you think about why you have to use a spacer in order to use 02-03 struts with 04-07 tophats, you can maybe understand how 04-07 struts are different.

this thread shows 02-03 struts: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2404857

this thread shows 04-07 struts further down the page: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1189572

Pay attention to the end where the top nut spins on

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