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I've got a chance to buy some Sti struts used for about 1K miles for $300. Good deal?
Is anyone else using these, if so, what springs are you using them with? Impressions, how do you like them.
I'm gonna look around on the web too but I thought I'd post here and get some feedback.
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If they are the version 5 struts, that is definitely a good deal. I seem to recall Sugar posting a couple of months back that the individual price for those struts had jumped to like $280. :eek:
 

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the struts *i believe* are still manufactured, its the springs that have been discontinued. either way, that is a good price. i don't know how well they'd work with the stock springs though. however, the full v5 setup is very, very nice.
 

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yea ver 5 good stuff, I had it in for about 15k, that would be a very good price for the struts...as stated they jumped from about 80 bux a strut to 200 something...

I am lucky to own both a complete version 5 suspension...

and a complete P1 suspension with sti strut tops....I like the P1 alot more then the ver 5 it suits my driving style and sway bar set up alot better...

the ver 5 is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery stiff, the p1 is much more forgiving...

they both use ver 5 struts though.

i say go for it!
just dont use them on stock springs....that would be bad.
 

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Doesn't sound like a good price to me. I know the price on the springs skyrocketed (I lucked out and bought some, new but unused, from a Hawaii member of i-Club last Fall before the increase), but the struts too....?

I got mine for $225/set, I think, from Exeter Subaru around last October. They aren't listing the price though... it says "call for price" on the website. Hmm....
Well, if the price HAS gone up that much, then yes you got a good deal. I just didn't know the strut price had increased. I wonder why?? With the new STi stuff out (Ver.6), why would the Ver.5 increase?


They look good when they're on, anyway. :D

And yes, the STi V5 springs are stiff, but I like 'em. Just.... a little rough for all the damned highway driving I do. Check Exeter's site, they sell MRT and SPT/Eiback springs too, not sure how they compare to V5. Probably about the same as the Prodrive stuff that McDade spoke of. Dunno.

Exeter's GC8 parts page: http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/per_gc8.html

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Siper - they have gone up. I paid for mine back around when you did, and so I got mine cheap too. But by December they had doubled in price.

They're now selling for about $635 for the complete set of struts.

I asked C Scott Williams about it and he just said SOA must be getting greedy, because they seemed to have ramped up the supply line of them. They were selling well so they jacked the price.

The adjustible struts are now cheaper. But they're all made by KYB.
 

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the regular STi Ver5 struts are made by KYB too? I'm probably gonna get these next weekend, thanks for the input.
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Yup, they are indeed manufactured by KYB.


Greedy, boy I guess so! $600+ ?!? :(

Insane....
 

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With the new STi stuff out (Ver.6), why would the Ver.5 increase?
i'm not 100% sure, but i believe that the v5 and v6 cars used the same strut, with sligthly different spring rates. but like i said, i'm not sure.
 

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ok, here's the scoop

I just recently talked to the east coast regional guy(sales) from Subaru(nice guy,btw) anyhow i asked him about the version 5 struts.He told me there was a pricing error to the dealers on the struts.Some dealers took advantage of the error and sold em dirt cheap(Sugar aka lisa and others).I got the struts and springs delivered to my door fr $420 from Lisa.The error was discovered by Subaru hence the price increase:eek:
He told me "You got one hell of a deal at Subarus exspence". I think his story rings true because he has given me other info that proved to be reliable.
Anyway thats the story.
 
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Oh so what you're really saying is that people who paid the full amount before the error was discovered got royally screwed... and the dealers who sold them got big fat profit from it. heh.
 

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Actually, I think it's the other way around...people who bought before the error was caught got the parts way cheap, and only now are people having to pay the "correct" price for them. Sounds like Lisa (and others) helped some folks out!
 

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Mike's got it right,,,many of us got a deal(thank you lisa) before Subaru caught the error and corrected the price.
Ill respect my suspension a little more now that i know its a pricey bastard...Naaaaaahhhh.;)
 
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You guys missed the point I was making.

It was a SOA mistake, sure. But all the dealers got the same mistake.

I'm sure there had to have been people who bought from regular dealers who didn't adjust their prices. The extra money (like $300) went into the dealer's pocket, not SOA.

I already knew that we got a good price... that's a given. :)
 

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yeah, I picked up the struts and springs back in Jan of 2001 for $475. Couldn't complain about that...

...and now I traded those for the Prodrive WR setup... I still don't know who got the better end of that deal...
 
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