Okay, I just got off the phone with Eibach technical support. Here's the situation:
I can get a fantastic deal on an Eibach Pro Kit spring set for the WRX Wagon (part # 7711.140). The manual for the kit says it's made for the 2002-2004 models. I have a 2004. But Eibach is planning on releasing a kit specifically for the 2004 wagon later this year.
Eibach tech support says the manual was a misprint - it should have read 2002-2003. In order to make this kit work with my 04 wagon, I would need to replace my stock "top hats" with those from a 2003 WRX wagon.
So the questions are...
1.) Where would I get 2003 WRX wagon "top hats"?
2.) What the hell are top hats? (Newbie here, remember...)
3.) Do they cost a lot?
4.) Am I better waiting for the new Eibach kits to come out, or does this sound like a viable worthwhile fix?
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!