Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday September 23, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2003, 10:25 AM   #1
Scooby Guru
Member#: 19546
Join Date: Jun 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rochester, NY
2009 Honda Fit

Default Will WRX springs and struts on Legacy work?

I've found a place where I might be able to get springs and struts from a WRX very cheap. I was wondering if I could basically just bolt in the new suspension bits and have a marketed improvement in the suspension. I checked the search but am frankly confused...a lot of talk about STi parts that I can't afford I also have a wagon, if I get sedan parts would this not work? Do I need to get wagon parts? Thanks.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by StuBeck; 07-14-2003 at 04:29 PM.
StuBeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 07-14-2003, 10:04 PM   #2
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 25178
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A-town PA!
97 Legacy 2.5


go for it man, i bought drop springs for a pre-98 impreza and put em on my stock GT, and i love em dude, especially since it required a little bit of customizing fun. but one thing i do know is that the wagon is the same ase the sedan, no diff.

parklax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2003, 11:20 PM   #3
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 707
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: cottage grove, mn, usa
99 Legacy GT
Quick silver


i would wait until someone said if they will or won't work... i do not think that the pre98 impreza suspension is the same as the new WRX... of course i do not know, but posting your question here will hopefully get you a good answer.
jkyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2003, 01:48 AM   #4
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 12535
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Idaho slash Washington
vf39 06 5MT XT
92 Legacy Rally EG33'd


The fronts will go on fine. But when you put wrx struts onto a legacy or impreza it gives wacky camber in the rear. I cant remember if its positive or negative but you will either want camber bolts or camber plates for the rear. Would be a good upgrade IMO.
GC8 struts fit our car no prob and feel nice, I had them with whitelines.
biggreen96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2003, 09:44 AM   #5
Scooby Guru
Member#: 19546
Join Date: Jun 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rochester, NY
2009 Honda Fit


Another question I have is whether the new suspension parts in front will change the height of the car at all. With the price it is right now, I may not care, but it would be nice if I could stay in H stock with a better suspension.
StuBeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2003, 10:37 AM   #6
Scooby Guru
Member#: 2184
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Highland Park, Ill., USA
2005 Legacy GT wagon
Platinum Silver Metallic


New-school WRX stuff uses the same strut tops as the 95-99 Legacy, so fitment will be fine. I'm not sure about camber stuff. I would use new school (GD-GG) for sure, as the weight of the new car is closer to that of the 95-99 Legovers.

Will it work? It's cheap and it's an experiment. Try it and find out.

gtguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2003, 05:35 PM   #7
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 15434
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: walla walla/t-town
98 legacy gt


you may want to try and get wagon parts. the rear might be underdampened if you put sedan struts and springs on it. also, check the curb weights on the cars. if the legacy weighs significantly more than the wrx than the struts would be a downgrade instead of an upgrade. if the spring rates are higher then they might be an upgrade. how cheap is cheap? i got my agx's for 389 shipped and these are adjustable to compensate for the fact they are made for the lighter impreza. i have the legacy specific eibach springs paired with them. i know that the wagon springs have a higher spring rate in the rear than the sedan springs.
noahr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2003, 09:29 PM   #8
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 33067
Join Date: Feb 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: MI
1998 Legacy Wagon
Spruce Pearl


Anybody tried this yet? I have a wagon too and I'm starting to think about doing this. Maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet and give it a shot
ws6fiero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 12:55 AM   #9
Russell Rogers
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 27261
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Wa
I'm Ron Burgundy?


I've got H&R wrx springs on my 99 BG Outback Wagon. The rear is definitly a little underdampened, so the ride is rough. Look into wagon stuff though even if you have a sedan. Then rear will be more controlled with the higher dampened struts.
Russell Rogers is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 WRX springs and strut on 07 2.5i Yakshii Newbies & FAQs 4 06-29-2009 03:29 PM
05 STi Springs and Struts on a 04 WRX? bikehitscar Newbies & FAQs 2 03-19-2006 07:50 PM
Installing WRX springs and struts on 99 OBS kurier44 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 9 11-26-2005 01:12 PM
sti springs and struts on 04 wrx z_wrecker Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 08-28-2004 03:26 PM
Legacy GT2.5 front springs and struts on a 96 Impreza left footed whooten Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 10-09-2003 07:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.