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It's said that after a certain amount of drop (more than 1" maybe?) that the stock struts start to get "overworked" with excessive spring oscillation.

I don't think your struts will die instantly, but they'll get more of a workout and see a reduced life...

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P.S. I'm running H&R Sport Springs (1.5" + drop after settling) with the stock struts. I'm assuming the stock struts will give up the ghost sooner or later, but I'll run them into the ground before I can afford new struts... BTW I'm not especially concerned with handling, just the aesthetic appeal of a lowered car. If you're going to go for handling the stock struts should go (From what I've been told by the track day gurus).
 

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Thanx for the reply... I was thinking about the KYB AGX ... Beacuse they are cheap or should I go for the STI ones from subaruparts.com ?.. Plus the ground control coilovers ?
 

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Struts are manufactured to operate within a certain optimum range, change that range (ie lowering- raising would also do it-don't see many raising however;) ) and you will shorten the life of your strut. If the drop is minimal 1, 11/2 there shouldn't be too much of a problem.

See this thread on pluses/minus of the AGX:

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8963

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