Aug 16, 2005 update to the Subaru Impeza project car

KYB Struts Damp our Subaru

Last night we spent a sweaty evening in the garage (ambient temps around 90 with all the humidity) replacing the shocks on our Impreza. We chose KYB AGXs based upon many recommendations from budget rallyists. Our own rally correspondent, Paul Eklund, used these same shocks for his first rally car and had great luck with them.

We replaced the front springs with those from a 2004 WRX, which are a little shorter in free length, but quite a bit stiffer. The end result is less lean and a 1/2” increase in ride height. While we had everything apart, we used some aftermarket camber bolts to dial in a little more negative camber in the front. We’re aligning it with zero toe both front and rear. This is the first alignment for the car since we’ve gotten it and it really needs it, especially after the collision damage, steering rack replacement and now the strut/camber change.

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