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#1 mdjdc

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:02 AM

Can I use "03 struts in my "99 outback.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:34 AM

not sure if it matters but front or rears?

(i'm getting ready to look into that wiring harness this morning!)

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:57 AM

both. I am looking at a full set and need to know if they will be compatible.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:10 AM

03 what? Legacy?

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#5 mdjdc

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:21 AM

These would be outback struts going on my outback. Just different years.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:48 AM

According to this - no, you can't different part numbers for different years

http://www.subarupar...t=Struts, Front

If you have access to both of them, you might do a side-by-side comparison and check, though. Sometimes it's just an extra or missing hole that's the difference. Others might be a "1 way exchange" - this year will fit that year, but not the other way around

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

Unfortunately, I do not have the donor car in front of me for comparison. That is why I posed the question to the board members.

Anyone know if I can use the 03 struts?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:00 PM

According to this - no, you can't different part numbers for different years

http://www.subarupar...t=Struts, Front

that really doesn't mean anything on Subaru's. TONS of stuff is interchangeable even though the part numbers differ. i have dozens of different part number stuff on mine.

i bet they'd know the year interchanges on the legacy boards - like legacycentral

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:09 PM

rear strut mounts are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

not going to work....

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:15 PM

rear strut mounts are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

not going to work....

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jamie, thanks for taking the time to look it up. most of us don't have your resources.

thanks.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:25 PM

if you still wanted to chase this rabbit the question becomes - are the strut mounts (assuming it's the top) interchangeable? in other words put your 99's on the 03's and wam they are then swappable?

legacycentral should have some good info on what your options are. NASIOC has excellent resources for impreza's (i have '04 WRX strut bits for my 97), i imagine the legacy stuff is out there too, i'd have a look there.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:51 PM

I was wondering the same thing, can I use the 03 struts with my 99 tops?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:51 PM

legacycentral should have some good info on what your options are. NASIOC has excellent resources for impreza's (i have '04 WRX strut bits for my 97), i imagine the legacy stuff is out there too, i'd have a look there.

Legacycentral only really has information regarding 90-94 Legacies. Nothing later than that.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:53 AM

subaru uses a SHOCK in the 2003 Legacy, not a "strut" mount like you're used to...

Shock mounts w/one bolt, not 2... strut top/shock are 1/3rd the size of your typical "strut" mount setup.

completely different design guys....

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:58 AM

That's what I needed to know. Thanks /subiegal

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:49 AM

Don't want to sound like too much of a newbie here but...
what's legacycentral?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:29 AM

type it into yahoo or any other search engine and a legacy forum pops up...it's like this but dedicated to legacy's.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:02 PM

type it into yahoo or any other search engine and a legacy forum pops up...it's like this but dedicated to legacy's.

90-94 Legacy's to be specific.

http://bbs.legacycentral.org




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