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#1 Blaeven

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:59 PM

hej, i know it's been talked about before, on other forums, but this forum doesn't have one yet so... yeh... for example: i believe that anything up to and including GC8 STi suspension fits in any gen1 or gen2 and that most gen1 and gen2 suspension is interchangeable... though i may be wrong... please correct me, and please add some other stuff... and... go!

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:08 PM

1994-2004 WRX/STi fits. GC - GD (I think) *Struts only* Gen1 S1 will not fit Gen1 S2 or Gen2. Gen1 Wagon struts are different to Gen1 Sedans. Gen2 AWD Struts are all the same, Wagon springs are a slightly harder spring rate. Gen2 FWD have different rear struts. Lots more but that's it off the top of my head. *EDITED, corrected*
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 02:06 PM

Gen1 S1 will not fit Gen1 S2 or Gen2.

Is that just for the back? cause i know S1 front airbag struts fit on to the front of a s2 and vise versor, but i heard the back is different, but im yet to remove the rear.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 02:40 PM

Yes the front end is the same for all Subaru' from 1989 till current as far as I'm aware.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:16 PM

I know for a fact that a whiteline GC8 27mm sway bar will not fit on a Gen1 ser2 sedan.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:24 PM

I was looking at suspensions and it had different struts for almost each model of subaru, i thought if they were all universal they'd just be the same? My conclusion was their must be different strut rates for the different weight of the cars

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:27 PM

There isn't much weight difference between models up untill Gen3 Libs and GD series imprezza's.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:41 PM

There isn't much weight difference between models up untill Gen3 Libs and GD series imprezza's.

Yeah, i didnt think their was MUCH difference but maybe its enough to require slight change?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:48 PM

i am sure you are correct not only different weight but different dimmensions width and length of each model could also mak a difference

Yeah, i didnt think their was MUCH difference but maybe its enough to require slight change?


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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:41 PM

just thought id ad this list of strut top interchangeably i have compiled from my research originally from : GC8/GF8 front fits: (fwd and awd models) G1 S1 lib/leg G1 S2 lib/leg G2 lib/leg G3 lib/leg SF Foz SG foz Originally from : GC8/GF8 rear fits: (awd models only) G1 S1 lib/leg(requires later struts) G1 S2 lib/leg G2 lib/leg originally from: GD series WRX front fits: same as GC* listing Originally from: GD wrx rear fits: Gen 2 lib SF foz SG foz originally from: liberty/ legacy gen 3 front fits: see GC* wrx listing also 05 on STI front struts require mods to the lower bolt plates to fit earlier lib/leg/imp/foz i have more info somewhere, but this info helped me when looking at bits in IM.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:23 AM

Would king springs from an MY02 Subaru Impreza STI fit my MY03 Subaru Liberty B4?? I currently have lovell's lows in them.. but the king springs sit lower... :)

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

Would king springs from an MY02 Subaru Impreza STI fit my MY03 Subaru Liberty B4??
I currently have lovell's lows in them.. but the king springs sit lower... :)


As someone who's recently put King lows in - dont do it!

Pay the extra, get some Whiteline lows. Im sure you'd enjoy the bumps jazzie but the car won't

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:25 AM

As someone who's recently put King lows in - dont do it!

Pay the extra, get some Whiteline lows. Im sure you'd enjoy the bumps jazzie but the car won't


hows that going to compare to my coilovers once they're in???

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:27 AM

hows that going to compare to my coilovers once they're in???


Comparing ride-comfort or height?

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:30 AM

Comparing ride-comfort or height?


bumpyness...

the thing that's good about coilovers is that i can set them to whatever height i want...

i'm going about a 4cm drop front and rear...

i know it's gonna be bumpy as hell... but i think i can wind down the springrate till it's at a tolerable level... the streets in sydney would demand nothing less...

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:33 AM

The lower it is, the bumpier its going to be, its just physics (or science :) ) so i guess in that respect and seeing as they are adjustable, it'll be as bumpy or smooth as you want to make it. Sydney roads are like a freakin dirt track in ancient greece!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:44 AM

Sydney roads are like a freakin dirt track in ancient greece!


agreed... sydney roads suck wang...

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:09 PM

Pay the extra, get some Whiteline lows. Im sure you'd enjoy the bumps jazzie but the car won't


Whiteline dont do springs anymore.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:10 PM

Whiteline dont do springs anymore.


As of when? I only had my suspension done maybe 3-4 months ago?

Maybe I was mistaken...

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:15 PM

I tried 3 weeks ago for springs and they told me so. Theres also a thread on RSLC about it recently. Its not part of their "core" buisness anymore. They may have some shelf stock left, but dont make them anymore.

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