New struts/shocks needed for 2002 WRX
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This is a discussion on New struts/shocks needed for 2002 WRX within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; All, This is my first post here. I have a 2002 WRX purchased new by me in Feb 2002. It ...

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    New struts/shocks needed for 2002 WRX


    This is my first post here. I have a 2002 WRX purchased new by me in Feb 2002. It currently has almost 140K on it and I have never replaced the struts/shocks. Recently I have heard a clunk coming from the trunk area, so I think it is time for new struts/shocks. On reading a little here, some have suggested the KYB G2s. What does the group think of the KYB G2s in terms of ride and reliability? Are there any other suggestions? I like the stock ride, but would not mind a little stiffer/tighter suspension. However, cost is an issue. The dealer said that the OEM cost (for them) was $175 a strut. If can go cheaper/better, I would like to! Is there anything else I should replace while I am at it?

    The great thing about the car is that after 13 years of daily driving, it still puts a smile on my face!

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    New struts/shocks needed for 2002 WRX

    I have used both the KYB GR2s and the AGX, and like them both. Use the GR2 if you want the OEM ride quality. AGX if you want the adjustability.

    "Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. That way, if he doesn't like what you have to say, it'll be OK because you'll be a mile away and you'll have his shoes."

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    KYB GR2, I believe they're called Excel-G now, are excellent for stock replacements. I would recommend them..I use them. Good stuff!

    If you want a better performing option for the street then it gets a little more complicated, and costly.

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