Originally Posted by mattg
I thought only the rears were inserts?
Actually I believe the fronts are inserts and the rears are replacement shocks. Forgot about that... 8610 is their insert part number though and the fronts on the LGT are McPherson struts just like the Impreza, which gets inserts all around (and has McPherson struts all around). The rear on the LGT is multi-link though and I do believe they're complete replacement struts on this car (and they do it that way because the strut doesn't have the spring on top of it so there's no spring perch, no brake line brackets, no hub mounting, etc etc so it's just as easy to make a strut that bolts in as an insert).