Originally Posted by Andy_1up619
I am thinking of converting my 2002 2.5rs impreza to RWD but PPG only makes the RWD spool for the wrx and Sti and I can't get a straight answer about the ppg spool fitting into my 2.5rs 5speed trans so my question is can the stock diff be removed and welded or is the ppg spool mandatory. also will my speedo still work after converting to rwd? I daily drive my car and would also like to know if doing the RWD swap is going to make my car unreliable for daily use?
You can weld it up. I did it on my old NA 5-spd back when I was RWD. For what it's worth, the center diff's are the same...I'd still just save the money, yank the diff and get out the stick welder.