gr2 stock fit?

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gr2 stock fit?

Post by greatjorb88 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:36 am

Hey there. I'm about to put new struts in the front and rear cause I'm pretty sure they haven't been replaced for the life of the car (around 175k.) So I was wondering if there's any modification you have to do to a 90 legacy NA to make the gr2s fit. They seem to be the popular choice for this car.
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Post by ronemus » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:37 am

KYB makes the OEM struts and shocks, so they're shouldn't be any fitment issues. They made a huge difference on my '02 LGT, greatly reducing squat/dive and making the car much more settled in turns. They are significantly stiffer than OEM, so there is more NVH transmitted to to the cabin; if you're at all performance-minded the trade-off is worth it.

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Post by greg donovan » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:17 pm

nope.

i loved how the GR2s improved the ride and handling of my old 90 FWD legacy.

are you installing them or having a shop do it?

either way start spraying down all the large bolts on the spindle now with some sort of penetrating oil.
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Post by BSOD2600 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:09 am

Since les schwab wouldn't install the GR2's on my 94 TW, I installed them myself. Fit just fine with no modifications. Vastly improved the ride too (although a few of my struts were dead).

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Post by MannyMohawk#5 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:27 am

Are the GR2 Impreza GC struts the same as the Legacy awd struts? Someone told me the part number is the same, and you just use the Legacy springs and top hats...
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Post by Legacy777 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:11 am

no, I doubt the part # is the same. There's a chance the front struts may be the same....but I'd have to look to verify that.
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Post by MannyMohawk#5 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:49 am

I just went and bought a set today and the part numbers are actually the same.
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