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Old 11-16-2000, 12:12 AM   #1
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Post More info on MY02 suspension vs. current car

There has been a lot of questions (and confusion) lately whether the current model struts would fit on the upcoming new bodystyle Impreza. I have some more info that will clear up some of the confusion. Previously I had posted that the current model struts would fit on the new WRX. Well, that is true but only in certain cases. DMS-Japan fit the 50mm struts to the new car and the only change to the spec was that the adjuster needs to be higher on the front struts to clear the larger driveshafts. Turns out that the car they have is a WRX STi Type RA. The Type RA uses the same hubs/uprights (whatever you want to call them) and strut top mounts as the current bodystyle car. The reason for this is that the current hubs are already designed to fit the Brembo brakes, etc. The "lesser" WRX's and Imprezas use different strut tops and hubs and the current style struts will NOT fit properly, the camber will be too far off, etc. Which corresponds to what the Prodrive guy had to say.

The good news is, if you buy a New WRX and want to use your "old" aftermarket suspension all you would have to do is fit the current style hubs and strut tops as well. The current hubs will fit the new larger driveshafts. If you had DMS struts you would have to get the newer style front struts with the repositioned adjuster. These newer style (Type RA only) struts will also fit the MY01 and older cars.

And rest assured DMS is making a spec for the new regular Imprezas and WRX's with the revised hubs and top mounts.

Hopefully this issue is beginning to make sense now and I haven't made anyone more confused! As with any new model there are differences to be learned.

Dave Clark
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Old 11-16-2000, 08:19 AM   #2
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Old 11-16-2000, 09:15 AM   #3
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Ponder this one with me:

If the hubs are different, and the axles are larger, and the track is wider... then isn't it very possible that the wheelbearings are different? Larger and more robust would be my guess.

Just curious if perhaps there's a good reason not to downgrade back to the old hubs on a new Impreza.
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Old 11-16-2000, 07:15 PM   #4
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As far as I know, the hubs are only different that the ABS sensor is relocated to the top of the hub. Mounting points are the same for the ball joint and steering arm. Brakes are changed with a different design caliper with a different size pad. Front shafts are slightly bigger with smaller outter CV joint. They also went back to the pull style clutch.
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