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Hello all, I would like to know if I need 04-07 WRX sedan or wagon struts for my 07 Forester? I've searched for an hour and can't find a definite answer on the 07. Maybe I suck at the internet but just need an answer so that I can get the correct struts for this weekend.

I had a buddy that was going to give me his struts off of his 05 STi but I've found the fronts won't fit. So I've decided to get WRX struts in combination with my JDM Forester STi springs.

I'm looking to lower my Forester that looks to be on stilts next to my friends ...


2013-10-20 17.55.20

Thank you.
 

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Well, I've ordered both sets as they weren't in stock so I will see tomorrow. I will also be removing the factory "lift kit" at the same time as well.

Also I see that I may end up having the "saggy butt" if I can't find the spacers for the rear as I've seen a few places have discontinued them. I'll update with what I find.

If anyone has any helpful info, I'd appreciate the help :icon_surprised:
 

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If I remember correctly, the WRX wagon struts have softer spring rates than the sedan struts, but either will work fine. For the spacers go to the Subtle Solutions here Subtle Solutions. They are a vendor here on the forums.
 

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The valving on both the Sedan and Wagon struts is essentially identical, the main difference is that the wagon rear struts will introduce more negative camber than the sedan versions since they are meant for the marginally narrower wagon track width.
What are the spring rates on those Forester STi springs though?

There are still a number of companies that sell saggy butt spacers, such as the following two options
Removing the subframe lift blocks isn't required to get the car lower though. Removing them means changing out a number of mounting bolts, as well as ensuring that the driveshaft angle is correct. Also, your hood scoop splitter will no longer fit properly and will require either removal or trimming.
 
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