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Another 5-lug question (Impreza struts) *Done! Almost*


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#1 Caboobaroo

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:57 PM

So I finally got everything to finish converting the front end of my RX to 5-lug today. Here's a list of what I got:
4 14" steels with ok tires
front knuckles
front hubs/rotos
front calipers
front strut assembilies

Anyways, I was wondering if I have to change the top hats on the Impreza struts with the EA82 top hats.

Damn overpriced junkyards suck but hey, it all came off of an Impreza with 73,000 miles on it:D

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:43 PM

well I guess no one knows and so I got a set of ebay coilovers as well. I'm gonna use the strut spring compressors today and see if it works, if not, I guess I get to mod the strut tower a bit:-\

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 06:16 PM

sorry i havent been online all week, but i have found that ea82 strut caps will fit on legacy struts. so im sure they will fit on the impreza struts as well. coil compressor tools required

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:05 PM

Well I got the driver side done! Spent a little time trying to get the coil spring back on since it was kinda lopsided from the spring compressors BUT it worked with the EA82 top hat. Now all I need are XT6 tie rod ends and I should be sitting back on 4 wheels in no time!

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:07 PM

Can I have the Impreza top hats? -Eli-

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:11 PM

10 bucks plus shipping;)

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:15 PM

10 bucks?! :brow: What year impreza are they off? How much u think shipping to 85710 would be? -Eli-

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:55 PM

they came off of a '95 Impreza wagon with 73,000 miles on it. 2WD I believe but they are in good shape. Car smacked into pole right in the front center so all sheetmetal was screwed up but nothing mechanical. Shipping would be about 15 bucks as well...

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 12:38 PM

the car is now sitting outside on 4 wheels again. Its almost done, just a few things left to button up plus payment to some people for parts (you know who you are;))

Still left are the XT6 tie rod ends, install front calipers and finish installing rear calipers, bleed brake system, a few nuts and bolts here and there, and XT6 front and rear swaybars...

sounds like a lot but in all reality, its not too bad. I'm just happy to have it outside once again. Pics to come!




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