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Strut top hat compatability

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#1 Junkie


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:25 PM

I have my eye on a set of Forester XT struts, 04. One of the top hats is cut up as he had difficulty with a stud. My current top hats are all in good shape. Would I be able to re-use one of mine, or would I need to buy a new one?


My car's a 99 Legacy Outback. 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

Yes, the should swap over.  Sometimes you will run into spring seat issues, but you will not know for sure until you have the struts out.


Sometimes I have to put a washer under the nut to make up for the longer stud on the strut.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:52 AM



What's a reasonable price to pay for them? He says they're in good shape, no leaks. I'd be picking them up so no shipping. 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

If it's a front top hat then yes, if it's a rear then no. Luckily all 04-07 impreza and forester top hats are interchangeable and fairly cheap to buy new.

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