ok guys heres the scoop we all know http://www.kyb.com
makes struts for our gen2/2.5. both sites list the gen5 camry and the gen2 using the same strut with matching part numbers. my other sources were from dealers mechanics and various shops were told its not the same and if it was it wouldn't perform right( a lil contradicting right?).
my last source was the gen5&6 forum on http://www.toyotanation.com
. i searched through countless post after post on anything relating to tags solara, coilovers, teins etc... i came across a post that stated that a member bought tein ss(made for the gen2) and tryed to install it on the camry but the tein ss was missing a hole that had to be drilled this bolt connects the strut to the knuckle( something along those lines) but the main point is that it lined up.
so if going from the gen2lara coilover~~>gen5cam missing one hole only, it would mean going from a gen5cam coilover ~~~> gen2lara would surely work....... then again this entire this is speculating(if only somone had some old unused stock gen5 cam struts to do a test fit )
but i ended up buying the teins i'd rather spend the money towards the k sports but too many uncertainties to burn 800+ on speculations