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Old 09-03-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default will struts from the last gen forester fit an impreza?

i think the forester years where '09-'13. will they fit on a 2012 impreza?
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:41 AM   #2
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If the '08+ WRX struts fit that Forester, then yes.

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i think the forester years where '09-'13. will they fit on a 2012 impreza?
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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Just to make sure that we are all speaking the same language here, are we saying that the struts from 2009-2013 Foresters (SH models) will fit on 2012+ Impreza 2.0s (GP models)?

Not challenging anyone, just trying to keep from spreading any potential misinformation...
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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I know I saw somewhere that someone had tried this, and it wasn't quite so simple as just swapping struts.
If I were to try it though, I'd go with XT's.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:40 AM   #5
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Just to make sure that we are all speaking the same language here, are we saying that the struts from 2009-2013 Foresters (SH models) will fit on 2012+ Impreza 2.0s (GP models)?

Not challenging anyone, just trying to keep from spreading any potential misinformation...
yes, i would like forester struts on my impreza
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #6
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Just curious, but why? I mean, you could go the cheapest route and get strut spacers. Or you could just put the XV struts on. And for far, both have been done to the 12+ impreza. I suppose this is cheaper than the XV struts but more expensive than the spacer.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:10 AM   #7
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Check XV Forum's classifieds. There was a set of xv struts on there iirc.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:45 AM   #8
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
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my wife wants more ground clearance, we were waiting forever for the XV to come out, but i grew less and less impressed with it so i just decided on the impreza. she loves it and i love my outback 1000x more. anyway, if i can find some kid who just inheretid an '09 forester and wants to slam it, hopefully we can trade straight up instead of me buying brand new struts.

im a dumb ass and wanted my outback to not handle like a river barge anymore so i got 235/55/17 tires. they did the trick and would be perfect on the impreza as it used almost exclusively on pavement. now i want A/T tires on the outback and im thinking about going down to 16s. but i wonder if i should just get strut spacers and wheel spacers.
out of curiosity and boredom i swapped the wheels between my two subarus


i kinda think gunmetal wheels look better on my outback
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #10
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How are you liking the RockBlox?? They holding up well?
I STILL havent done anything approaching off-roading but they are pretty nice and they really give it a nice look. Also, I hear a LOT less road debris being flung up like when on loose gravel.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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what the hell is a rockblox? a mudflap? i have rally armor. i had them on my outback but i sold them since i ripped them off at least once a month.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #12
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oh you must mean rokblokz, i googled rockblox and just found a music thing
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:58 PM   #13
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Spelling aside, those RA's look identical to my RB's...
I thought yours were RB's as I can't see a Rally Armor logo on them.
Well nevermind then. My bad. FWIW I havent ripped mine off yet. Theyve scraped lots of stuff, but not anything that would rip them away.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #14
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well, my outback has no business having mudflaps, i do a little more than rallycross and stuff like that. they looked cool, but i got so tired off fixing them, i had to bolt down my fender liners and fender flares so they would quit ripping off as well. where i take that car, most people i know with jeeps wouldn't dare go. with the impreza, im not allowed to get any scratches on it.
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Sorry to bring up this old thread, but were you able to find out what suspension is a direct swap with our GP imprezas? Is it really the SH forester?
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That wheel/tire combo make the car look about 1000% better - any sacrifice in perf/handling?

What exact size are they?
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I have been looking for a while for this answer. Was here a conclusion about this?
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