i read that you can( i have a 99). also read that you have to use second gen struts if you want bigger tires as the perches seat higher on the newer struts than ours. i just picked up struts from an 06 and the rear top mounts look a little different. i am hopefully installing today and i will let you know how it goes
Yup, yours are the older style upper top hats. They came on the SF-chassis cars and the bugeye Impreza models.
Then the rear top hats were revised and look like a solid chunch of rubber essentially.
The bolt patterns are the same, but the spring design and strut shaft diameter changed.
yes that was the main reason i wanted to swap struts was for tire clearance but was also hoping for some lift from them too. my tires came today with the 215/70/16 genneral grabber fit with just the strut change or should i wait for top strut lifters to install the tires?
easy successful swap. direct fit (99 struts off, 06 struts on) got exactly 3/4" lift in front and 5/8" lift in back. mounted 215/70/16 general grabber at2s and gave me a total of 1 3/4" front and 1 5/8" rear. very minimal rubbing at full turn in front wheel wells. should go away when my 2" strut mount lifters get here. if not i will try out some 20 or 25mm wheel spacers