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Old 09 August 2015, 09:22 PM
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Default Trouble finding hawk sti rear shocks

As per title guys,

Really struggling to find rear shocks for my 06 sti hawk. Everywhere I've looked sells WRX ones and says 'not suitable for STi models'. Am I missing a trick? Anyone have a link to the shocks I need?

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Old 17 August 2015, 10:16 AM
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same issue here
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Old 17 August 2015, 10:18 PM
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If they are knocking just grease them
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Old 17 August 2015, 10:18 PM
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You can get Rb320 Bilstein rear dampers there cheaper than the Sti Kyb ones. Then maybe upgrade the front to match.
Still expensive though. :-(

Or rebuild your old ones. But if the bottom nut and shaft is to badly corroded then there kaput!

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Old 18 August 2015, 06:14 PM
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Get a knackered pair of rear 02-07 wrx struts.

Get two of these inserts:
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/perfor...ustable-rear-2

Cut and drill strut housing (powder coat if required - don't get powder coating inside the strut body) and install koni inserts.

Get these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Prote...-/360909663124

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Old 18 August 2015, 06:53 PM
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Or, maybe this would work?

kyb 734037
kyb 734036

Try:
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Subaru-Tuni...p2047675.l2563

These:
http://www.pedders.co.uk/strut-fitti...t_p4512840.htm

Get these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Prote...-/360909663124

Hopefully 'plenty' will be along soon - I'm sure he's done something very similar?
Or send him a PM
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Or, I could be being a bit dense here?

But, why not these?
kyb 321004
kyb 321005
They're inverted and the strut top mount looks right.
Unless the rear spring rate changed dramatically on STI 05-07? Is the Hawk heavier?
If that is the case, the benefit of the Koni inserts and the kyb agx's, is that they are adjustable, to match the spring.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Imp...item56772dc5fb

I don't agree with them being suitable for the wagon variant (GG) though. I think they'd reduce negative camber. Unless you bought some camber bolts.

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Old 19 August 2015, 07:48 AM
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I used the above kyb on my 2005 widetrack, it's just the front they don't make yet....
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Old 19 August 2015, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrisp11981 View Post
I used the above kyb on my 2005 widetrack, it's just the front they don't make yet....
You can put Koni inserts in the front strut housing.

Knock off the top seal.
Knock out inner seal.
Check for intruding metal in the tube, particularly toward the bottom - Regardless, run a hone or flap wheel down the tube.
File paint off the 3 locating lugs, toward the top of the insert.

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/perfor...justable-front

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Old 19 August 2015, 02:50 PM
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A friend just got a set for a WIDETRACK blob from euro car parts
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Old 19 August 2015, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BBB3 View Post
A friend just got a set for a WIDETRACK blob from euro car parts
Do you mean a set of 4?
Or a pair of rears as in post 7 - 92 each

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Old 19 August 2015, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 2pot View Post
You can put Koni inserts in the front strut housing.

Knock off the top seal.
Knock out inner seal.
Check for intruding metal in the tube, particularly toward the bottom - Regardless, run a hone or flap wheel down the tube.
File paint off the 3 locating lugs, toward the top of the insert.

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/perfor...justable-front
I looked up rebuilding at the time,
but ended up getting RB320 struts in the end as they were only 150 a pair at the time.
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Originally Posted by Chrisp11981 View Post
I looked up rebuilding at the time,
but ended up getting RB320 struts in the end as they were only 150 a pair at the time.
Do you know if there is any reason that they wouldn't fit a widetrack blob?

My rears have started knocking but I don't want to go for coilovers as I've got a set of Tein springs ready to go on.

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Old 25 August 2015, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Berks-Jack View Post
Do you know if there is any reason that they wouldn't fit a widetrack blob?

My rears have started knocking but I don't want to go for coilovers as I've got a set of Tein springs ready to go on.
I've got KYB Ultra SR 321004/321005 fitted to the rear of my blob widetrack the rb320 struts are fitted to the front with prodrive springs all round. They fit fine!
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Originally Posted by Chrisp11981 View Post
I've got KYB Ultra SR 321004/321005 fitted to the rear of my blob widetrack the rb320 struts are fitted to the front with prodrive springs all round. They fit fine!
Ah ok thanks. Where did you get the KYB'S from? I couldn't find them on Cams kill and didn't fancy taking a chance on any ebay jobbies.
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Old 25 August 2015, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Berks-Jack View Post
Ah ok thanks. Where did you get the KYB'S from? I couldn't find them on Cams kill and didn't fancy taking a chance on any ebay jobbies.
I got mine through ebay, but I'm pretty sure camskill can get them, there are plenty of reputable motor factors on eBay though.
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Old 26 August 2015, 10:57 AM
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If you've got a saloon blob/hawk STI, and completely lost faith in the rear kyb inverted struts, you could use:
The kyb ultra sr twin-tube version:
324030
324031
KYB Rear Right Shock Absorber IMPREZA 324030 | eBay
KYB Rear Left Shock Absorber IMPREZA 324031 | eBay

You'd also need the kyb 910046 bump stop/dust boot kit:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KYB-Rear-D...item462fc1e1f0

If you wanted a kyb twin-tube adjustable damper (the AGX), see post 6.

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Old 26 August 2015, 02:28 PM
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Hey

I had the same problem with my MY06 STi Spec D and ended up going for the Yellow Speed Racing coilovers from ScoobyClinic. Not too hard, lots of options on damper settings etc and reasonable price. Got a little niggle on the front struts which should be sorted soon but that could just be something wrong with mine.
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I`ve got a pair of rear 2004 UK STI shocks if you are interested if they are relevant?
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Old 18 September 2015, 04:36 AM
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Hey guys,

So, finally getting round to order them at last. Before I do, can someone in the know confirm, 100% that these are the correct shocks for my 06 hawk sti please....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Imp...item56772dc5fb
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Originally Posted by Peedee View Post
Hey guys,

So, finally getting round to order them at last. Before I do, can someone in the know confirm, 100% that these are the correct shocks for my 06 hawk sti please....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Imp...item56772dc5fb
That's correct.

If your concerned about the inverted style strut's longevity? Then use the twin-tube style strut in post 17. But don't forget you'll need the separate bump stops listed, with that version.
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Originally Posted by 2pot View Post
That's correct.

If your concerned about the inverted style strut's longevity? Then use the twin-tube style strut in post 17. But don't forget you'll need the separate bump stops listed, with that version.
hth
2pot did you ever find and fit the right ones?
Did they last long?
my 55 hawk has started knocking and can live with it but may as well save for replacement.
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Old 10 February 2019, 08:25 PM
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321004/321005 are ultra sr saloon inverted struts, for the rear - 40mm of rear bearings. Longevity, before knocking? 20K - 45K? If performance is important, as opposed to just passing the mot, I'd change any struts at 60K, as a matter of course.

324030/324031 are ultra sr saloon non-inverted struts for the rear - would need separate rear bump stops.

The rb320 rear saloon inverted Bilstein's, also used 40mm of rear bearings - due to the subsequent knocking, they had and additional 3rd, 20mm, bearing added.

Still working on some inverted 30mm Bilstein inserts to fit the kyb front and rear inverted housings.

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Old 16 February 2019, 11:43 AM
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KYB 321004 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KYB-Rear-...YGDd:rk:3:pf:0

KYB 321005 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KYB-Rear-...YGPC:rk:3:pf:0
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