sti struts w/eibach springs?
so, im not rolling in the dough, so price is a very important thing to me. i found some sti struts with eibach springs, the guy wants 300. now i've read the problems with lowering springs on a strut not meant for it, so i would probably swap out the eibachs for some sti springs.... if i can find a good price. i have an 02, supposedly these struts came off an 04 sti, it has 04 hats... from what i've been able to see from searches they will work right?
im wondering, is there some way i can tell these are sti struts and not just some wrx struts painted pink? are there markings or manufacturer numbers to discern the difference?
and of course, is this a good price if im planning on getting different springs? if i just stayed with the sti struts and eibach springs, is it going to hurt my handling to the point that i should just keep my stock rex suspension and just save up for some coilovers? (it will be awhile)
tell me what to do subie gods!!
and btw, i searched and couldnt find anything specific... maybe i suck with computers and theres a post about this. if so sorry guys.