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Same shocks/struts on 98 Impreza RS as 98 Impreza OSB?


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#1 Infidel

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:05 AM

Looking to pick up some regular old KYB GR2 shocks and struts for my 98 OSB. I only see references for the "Impreza" though, nothing specfic to the wagon.

Can I go with the 98 Impreza RS shocks?

#2 Legacy777

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:19 AM

Yeah, you should be able to use RS struts. It may lower your ride height some, but that's it.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:15 PM

The impreza struts are the same. If you use your stock springs it shouldn't change your ride height.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:48 PM

Not sure if this will help...

From the KYB 2006 Passenger Car Catalog:

SUBARU Impreza Outback KYB GR-2                  Front        Rear

1993-01 Sport Utility Wagon w/ABS    Right Hand 334255 (9)   334109

                                     Left Hand  334256 (9)   334110

1993-01 Sport Utility Wagon Exc. ABS Right Hand 235065       334109

                                     Left Hand  235066       334110



Note (9) is "New Part Number;Available Fall 2006"

AGX struts are also available for these models.


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Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:55 AM

Not sure if this will help...


From the KYB 2006 Passenger Car Catalog:

SUBARU Impreza Outback KYB GR-2                  Front        Rear

1993-01 Sport Utility Wagon w/ABS    Right Hand 334255 (9)   334109

                                     Left Hand  334256 (9)   334110

1993-01 Sport Utility Wagon Exc. ABS Right Hand 235065       334109

                                     Left Hand  235066       334110



Note (9) is "New Part Number;Available Fall 2006"

AGX struts are also available for these models.


I just bought the 65/66 fronts Exc. ABS. But I believe I have ABS. The 55/56 are new however, so that should be an indication that the 65/66 were ok prior to the new ones being introduced. Wonder what the difference is.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:14 AM

The only difference is probably the ABS version have a little welded on mount/clip thing for the ABS sensor wire to bolt into. So you could use the ABS struts on non-abs vehicle and just not use the mount point. But to use the non-ABS struts on an ABS vehicle you'd need a way to support the ABS sensor wire.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 11:15 AM

If your car doesn't have the abs wires held on by a bracket that bolts on with the lower strut bolts, like they are on 91-94 legacy's, you can find them from a junk yard or another member may have them.




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