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V8 WRX STRUTS FIT SG9 FORESTER STI??

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Hey Guys, just wondering if anyone knows if the v8 wrx  struts fit the 2005 STI forester?

 

 i have been informed that they run the same suspension set up as the v8 sti wrx but just want to be 100 percent sure before I buy some BC gold suspension for the forester. 

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Yes they do fit. If what you are getting is height adjustable, then you'll have no issues.

 

The only real consideration when getting suspension from a WRX, is the height in the rear is different between Sedan and Wagon, the sedan being lower, and requires spacers to sit at the right height.

 

There is a local guy in Wellington who has just installed BC Golds into his SG9 Forester and aside from issues getting the cert, he hasn't had any issues in the actual fitment / install of them.

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If there is anything wagon specific, go for that before the sedan stuff. Helps prevent the saggy butt issue

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@Kiwi_Fozze what is this saggy butt issue you guys are talking about? is it over time or once you put it in? i just purchased some 01 STi lowered springs and struts

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When you install the struts into the rear, they will sit 10-15mm lower than the fronts. So you need to get a spacer to get them looking level. But if you like the look, then there's nothing functionally wrong with it.

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I feel this needs a sticky. @Scoobydoo I've witnessed you post this reply at least 4 times.

 

Also, please be aware @4G63B8 that if in the future you mix up wheel and/or tyre dimensions you'll have fewer options if you choose legacy suspension.

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@4G63B8 sedan struts and springs are a bit softer, as mentioned, results in the back sitting lower. 

 

2 options: 

 

1: spacer

2: wagon specific struts

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thanks guys @Kiwi_Fozze and @Berg

Where can i get this spacers from? and is it installed on the top hats ? sorry i am a noob at these things :(

 

How will the suspension change affect the wheel/tire setup? the hub will still be the same as i am not changing that?

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If you don't change the wheels / tyres much then Scoob's post is on the money. 

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On 4/24/2018 at 6:51 AM, 4G63B8 said:

thanks guys @Kiwi_Fozze and @Berg

Where can i get this spacers from? and is it installed on the top hats ? sorry i am a noob at these things :(

 

As luck would have it, I have a set that I got for my Foz's but never used

 

Brand new, still in packet. $65 inc shipping

 

04-butt-spacers.jpg?dl=1

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On 4/25/2018 at 0:11 PM, Scoobydoo said:

 

As luck would have it, I have a set that I got for my Foz's but never used

 

Brand new, still in packet. $65 inc shipping

 

04-butt-spacers.jpg?dl=1

Hi @Scoobydoo sweet i am happy to take them off you mate, how does it fit though? do i have to open the top hat and put this on? not sure how this fits in place...sorry talking to a noob here....

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When you swap the suspension over.. you put this over the top of the top-mount, then install it into the car. So basically, it is sandwiched between the top-mount and the car's chassis. They are 10mm thick so it should still give more than enough thread to bolt your nuts onto.

 

Send me a PM and we'll sort out the $ and postage

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