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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-04-2006, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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KYB GR2s with JDM Forester STi pink springs for XT

To all our suspension gurus:

Has anyone used this suspension combination?

or

Has any thoughts on the suitability?

I have read that the Forester specific GR2s are stiffer than stock by 15%.
Is this likely to make for a bouncy ride whan paired with the JDM Forester STi pink springs?

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I have the GR2s, but for WRX application, and really like my investment. I had the bounce effect using stock WRX wagon springs but my new Swift srings cancelled that.

The higher spring rates on the JDM Forester STi springs would be a nice setup with the Forester specific GR2s IMHO. As long as you are not using stock springs. The GR2s would work well with many aftermarket springs out there. You can be the first and let us all know :-)

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I've been looking around for Forester-specific KYB-GR2's, but have only seen them referenced for the SF Foresters.

Does anyone know if there are SG-specific GR2's, and if so, where to source them or what the part numbers are?

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I've been looking around for Forester-specific KYB-GR2's, but have only seen them referenced for the SF Foresters.

Does anyone know if there are SG-specific GR2's, and if so, where to source them or what the part numbers are?
http://www.kyb.com/catalog/index.php...=813&x=65&y=11

Here you are, babe. The charts with the parts, the numbers, and now just where to buy them...

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well, duh...

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The part numbers:

344370 RF
344371 LF

334344 RR
334345 LR

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Are they the same ones listed on Gruppe-S?

http://www.gruppe-s.com/forester/forsus.htm

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Are they the same ones listed on Gruppe-S?

http://www.gruppe-s.com/forester/forsus.htm
Those are KYB-AGX's that seem to be WRX-specific, but fit the FXT.

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Oh, I see that now. The AGXs are performance-oriented.

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Correct Part number for SG KYB GR2s are 334342, 334343, 334344, 334345

3344370 and 334371 are used for vehicles with self leveling rear.

http://www.cardomain.com/shop/list.p...art=1&show=304

These are listed for 2003 but struts are the same across SG lineup from 2003-2005 according to ALL DATA.

I have not purchase from this vendor so you may want to call to inquire. I tried to source SG applications awhile back but had no luck. No one have it in stock - despite what the vendors' website list.


KYB GR-2 334342
Sport Shock
SUBARU FORESTER X 2003 / more... • Front Right



KYB GR-2 334343
Sport Shock
SUBARU FORESTER X 2003 / more... • Front Left



KYB GR-2 334344
Sport Shock
SUBARU FORESTER X 2003 / more... • Rear Right



KYB GR-2 334345
Sport Shock
SUBARU FORESTER X 2003-04 / more... • Rear Left
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Thanks, tre... However, if I go through the vehicle fit guide and punch in 2004 Forester XT, it tells me that I need the part numbers 334370 and 334371 for the fronts. Part numbers 334342 and 334343 return a "no fit" for the 04 FXT, but seem to fit all 03 models, so I'm assuming there was a slight change for the fronts from MY03 to MY04.

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FWIW , the GR-2's are no longer offered in europe for the SF or SG . The Excel-G has replaced the GR-2 - but the part numbers for the SG still match
334342/3/4/5

I have 2 SF sets in the garage at the moment, waiting on springs ;)

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Thanks, tre... However, if I go through the vehicle fit guide and punch in 2004 Forester XT, it tells me that I need the part numbers 334370 and 334371 for the fronts. Part numbers 334342 and 334343 return a "no fit" for the 04 FXT, but seem to fit all 03 models, so I'm assuming there was a slight change for the fronts from MY03 to MY04.
Yes. Change was only to the front spring perch design but struts essentially are the same. The SG GR2s should still be a bolt on swap. See it like this - I installed the same JDM F-STi pinks on my 03 X as you did on your 04 XT. That tells you something. And I have seen all the different X, XS, and XT suspension parts. All the same. KYB part numbers applications usually run in sequence.
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Resurrecting an older thread to ask some related questions....

Is it safe to assume that the 2006 FXT has the same suspension parts as the 2004? I ask because I emailed KYB to get the correct part numbers for the 2006 FXT (Based on this thread I was confused whether to get 334342, 334343 or 334370, 334371 for the fronts.) Well I got a reply from KYB that they don't have struts for the 2006.....lot of help they were.

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