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Old 09-20-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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My wifes 11 WRX is in need of new struts/shocks.

I do not want to buy bilsteins or koni inserts for her, as she just drives to and from work.

I see KY doesn't make replacements for her car, and frankly I haven't see any place that makes replacement fronts.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I thought I read you can use the KY narrow body fronts but it will drop the car by about half an inch correct?
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:47 AM   #2
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If you're not trying to modify the suspension or drop it at all I think your most cost friendly option would be to scour the classifieds and find someone whose selling the struts/springs they just swapped for coilovers. You could try looking on a facebook group too, they're always selling suspension stuff on the one in Utah.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:47 PM   #3
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If you're not trying to modify the suspension or drop it at all I think your most cost friendly option would be to scour the classifieds and find someone whose selling the struts/springs they just swapped for coilovers. You could try looking on a facebook group too, they're always selling suspension stuff on the one in Utah.
Thanks for the suggestion

I really wanted new Struts opposed to used. but it would seem my only option is to buy them from Subaru.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:11 PM   #4
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:00 PM   #5
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Just replaced the struts, springs, shocks on our 2012 WRX 5dr.
KYB GR2/Excel-G strut shock pkg from Amazon $285
King standard height springs ~$400
All new Subaru hardware for struts/shocks including nuts and bolts ~$350.

With 146k miles it drives much nicer and sits slightly higher especially in the front.
Any concern over lower height of the pre'11 KYB's was eliminated with the .25 King springs.

You could easily get away with reusing dust covers and bump stops as well as some of the hardware to reduce costs.
For another 2.5 years of ownership the KYB/King combo is close enough to original and considerably less than going with OEM struts/shocks.

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Old 09-25-2019, 04:11 PM   #6
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Just replaced the struts, springs, shocks on our 2012 WRX 5dr.
KYB GR2/Excel-G strut shock pkg from Amazon $285
King .25 lift springs ~$400
All new Subaru hardware for struts/shocks including nuts and bolts ~$350.

With 146k miles it drives much nicer and sits slightly higher especially in the front.
Any concern over lower height of the pre'11 KYB's was eliminated with the .25 King springs.

You could easily get away with reusing dust covers and bump stops as well as some of the hardware to reduce costs.
For another 2.5 years of ownership the KYB/King combo is close enough to original and considerably less than going with OEM struts/shocks.
Great. thanks for the response

you just ordered the 08-10 WRX setup on amazon? I am probably just going to do that. we only have 75k on our 11 but the struts/shocks are toast.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:19 PM   #7
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Yes, the set of shocks/struts I ordered included
QTY KYB Part#
1 339172
1 339171
2 341487

King springs
KSFS-52 B fronts
KSRS-53 B rears

Owned it since new (wife's car) both rear shocks were leaking oil and front was low enough to be incompatible with the bad roads and hazards here.
The standard height King Springs lifted the front a little vs. the worn out OEM parts.
Stock wheel arch height spec is Front 376mm rear 370mm.
Currently ours measures Front 375mm rear 368mm.

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