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#1 2012-02-16 20:38:42

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Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

There's a seller with brand new H-Tech's for an 05 STi for a good bargain and I'm curious if they fit. I see the part numbers are different on Tein's site but I recall seeing I can use them with something additional for the rear?

To add, I see on NASIOC that

Aftermarket springs designed for Impreza STi will be too stiff for stock struts.

But looking at Tein's website the spring rates look the same. Just trying to be sure before I pull the trigger.

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#2 2012-02-17 09:20:49

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

Anyone? I've scoured here and NASIOC for hours and can find nothing conclusive.

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#3 2012-02-18 00:54:56

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

My understanding is the the fronts will work, the rear will not.  At least that's the difference between STi pinks sold for sedans and wagons.


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#4 2012-02-18 06:26:37

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

They will definitely work but you will want to use them with saggy butt spacers to make up the difference in ride height in the rear. Sedan springs are shorter in the rear, an 8 or 10 mm spacer should make up the difference. Spring rates are very similar between Sti take off springs and usdm wagon specific pink springs. Your Saabaru top hats work with the sedan springs, no need for additional parts other than the spacers already mentioned. The spacers will sit on top of the strut and fit between the strut and the strut tower. You should end with your wagon been 10mm lower as a result. I have pinks on my 92x but will be installing a set of Sti take off sedan springs on my 2002 wrx wagon, I have the springs, did all the research. On my 02 I have to use 04+ top hats with my 05 92x struts I'm glad to have saved for some reason. I normaly would have thrown them out but they were still usable when I took them off.
I got my spacers from ixiz, he is a member here, give him the business.

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#5 2012-02-18 12:46:09

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

Any idea what may be different with the Tein springs? The Tein website lists the same springs for the WRX sedan and wagon, but the different spring for the STi. With the same spring rates I'm guessing the ride height being the difference.

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#6 2012-02-18 14:18:17

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

^ Dunno.


I think Paranoid Fabrications made droopybutt spacers as well, in case ixiz no longer sells em. Check ixiz first. Ming is a good dood.


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#7 2012-03-29 18:01:58

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

Ok. So after much research on Saab92x.com and NASIOC, I wanted to confirm the following:

I will be changing the struts (replacing with another OEM set) in my 9-2x in a week and decided to go ahead and find some springs with much lower mileage than mine (I almost have 180k miles on mine). I found a guy who is selling 06 WRX Sedan springs with 20k miles on them.  For a fact I know that the 05 and the 06 models are the same. I checked with the Subaru dealer and the part numbers are the same for both year models.

From what I can tell and have read the front will fit with no problem but the back will need saggy butt spacers, correct? If so, Would you recommend aluminum saggy butt spacers? I can make these and for some reason I would trust them more than the Polyethylene spacers. The thickness would be 1/4" to 3/8" roughly, correct? I read that the space is around 6mm (1/4") to 8mm (3/8").

Would my assumption be correct for the rear springs and all I need are the spacers and nothing else?

Thanks in advance for the response!  big_smile

By the way, the information here as always is really really good.  up


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#8 2012-03-30 00:14:50

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

The wrx sedan springs you are talking about will fit your Saabaru. Don't use aluminum for saggy butt spacers, they will creak and the noise will drive you crazy. My plastic spacers are old and have not failed nor ever made noise. I would suggest looking for 04-07 STI springs instead of wrx springs. If you rather have the softer wrx springs at least get wagon specific so they are the ideal spring rate and length for the back end specialy. I run STI sedan springs but they are just about identical in rates to usdm wagon specific pink springs. The rear end however would sit a bit lower than with wagon specific springs without the saggy butt spacers. The front sits a bit taller than with the wagon specific pinks. Take the time to find a set of STI sedan springs, you'll be glad you waited for the right thing. I'm glad I did, I love how my bugeye rides and sits on them STI sedan springs. Get the spacers from Ming, he is a member here and a great guy to deal with.


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#9 2012-03-30 06:16:37

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

JP92x-
If you make aluminum spacers, thread the holes for the bolts to go through.  You'll need to pound out the studs from your top hat and use some bolts in place of them, but they will secure the saggy but spacer in place and you won't get any creaking noise.

I would recommend just installing the springs first and seeing how the car sits without rear spacers.  It may not be as bad as you think.  If you want to add a spacer later, it's a pretty easy job to pull the rear struts and throw one in.  I can do the whole task in about 30 minutes with hand tools.

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#10 2012-03-30 09:02:06

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

Thanks for the feedback to both  arrow-up

thymighty,

So are you in agreement that the sedan springs will fit?  I have read all over that they will and that all you need is the spacers.

Regarding the spacers, thanks for the advice.  up


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#11 2012-03-30 11:33:48

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

I had Tanabe sedan springs and struts on my car previously.  They will fit.  You just get a lower drop in the rear.  I imagine OEM sedan springs will give you somewhat of a reverse rake, but it may not be too noticeable.

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#12 2012-03-30 11:57:21

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

arrow-up Thanks!  arrow-up

I will go ahead and buy the set, install them and see what it looks like.

Thanks again for the feedback!!


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#13 2016-10-21 16:32:34

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Re: Probably asked but I can't find it... 05 STi Springs fit?

guys i have the opportunity to get some lightly used sti pink SEDAN springs for a good deal....I imagine i will have the saggy butt...

if i get some spacers will that go away? Will I still have ride issues (camber) even with spacers?...should i just pay full price for some wagon specific pink springs?

thanks


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