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 Post subject: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:02 pm 
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Hi all, so yesterday i installed a set of SG9 sti struts on my 04 XT, and against popular belief it didn't drop the car at all compared to my factory suspension, so i wondered what springs would be best to put in or should i just try and source a set from a wrx wagon etc?
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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:03 pm 
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To ask a silly question, have you given the struts a chance to settle down under the weight of the car yet?

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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:21 pm 
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What springs did you pair with the STi struts?

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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 1:27 pm 
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yeah mate, it's been over 24 hrs and a few little drives.

Its this set up,
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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Maybe there not STi struts and springs , I've got Fsti springs on mine and they are lower than stock and have STi on them . ( pinks not blacks )
Have you checked those part numbers on the struts ?


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:43 pm 
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Not having much luck searching the part no. just comes up as superseded but doesn’t tell me if they are sti or XT etc, are you saying your struts have sti stamped on them or just the springs?


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:04 pm 
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The stock Forester STI struts and springs are definitely lower than the XT ones.

The part numbers provided in that link don’t match mine (original and all are KYB).

Right Front - 20310SA160
Left Front - 230101SA170
Right Rear - 20360SA160
Left Rear - 20360SA170

But I did lower her a further 30mm on Forester STI specific Eibach springs.

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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:45 pm 
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Mcstevo wrote:
Not having much luck searching the part no. just comes up as superseded but doesn’t tell me if they are sti or XT etc, are you saying your struts have sti stamped on them or just the springs?

Just the springs are stamped I do not have STi struts ( just kyb xlgs )
Yeh maybe with that height and lochs part numbers id guess what you have are standard struts and springs .
Also if loch has lowered his further , STi rear struts probs not sls ...


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:08 am 
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Hmm looks like I bought a set of duds!! So I’d have to get XT springs not sti springs? Do you know if it’s the strut that is shorter with same size springs or is the spring section shorter with shorter springs?


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 Post subject: Re: SG9 sti struts
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:19 pm 
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Yeh well a set of stockos anyway ,
Not sure what you mean - the height they are looks like stock XT - I'm guessing you want it lower than stock ?
The pinks are only around 40mm or so lower ( blacks i don't know / prob same different rate maybe ) , wrx wagon are lower again - not sure how much by but pretty low set up , and not sure how the struts compare .
Lastly just springs will get you lower though you probably know but you can't put lowered springs on sls struts
Here's the FSTi spring height not super low , good ride and practical for an old fart like myself though ... I rate em


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