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    Hey everyone!
    New here from Texas, I just purchased a 2005 wrx sti with 82k miles on the clock.
    I plan on making the wrx my new daily but the car is far from flawless... the front suspension seems non existent, the ride is way too low and has no play AT ALL. Bumps are just a gut wrenching *thud*
    I would like to replace them with something factory or close to it. Any suggestions on struts / springs, trusted vendors?
    The rear of the car seems to be fine.

    I plan on keeping this car stock, the factory power is more than enough for daily driving.

    Here she is, pic previous owner had.







    current daily.



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    Welcome! If you want something factory or close to it, go back with all OEM Subaru parts.

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    Welcome and nice cars.
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    Nice cars. What's gonna happen to the current daily driver? Also, I have only heard good things about RCE springs if you want something that isn't OEM.
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    There aren't that many strut options for you, unfortunately. You're pretty much limited to a new set of OE struts or going with a rebuild service (e.g., Feal).

    If I were you, I'd consider the Feal revalve and picking up a set of RCE Black springs. There is significantly less "bobble-head" with RCE springs, which actually makes for a more comfortable ride than stock, and the Blacks are a mild drop (so you're not concerned with bottoming out everywhere).
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    Thanks for the replies! Rebuilding the struts is looking to be the best option.
    There is no telling what the car is riding on, she rides like the front wheels are bolted directly to the frame. I will be bringing the sti home on monday to figure out exactly what was done under there.


    The mustang will just see less road time. *peak* .


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