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Old 01-26-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default GC vs GD cross members.

anyone know the exact diff, between the GC(wrx) and GD crossmembers. i did my swap and i su[osedly got a gc cross member, but the front crontroll arm bracket was about 1/2 inch to wide.

sorry if this belongs in susp. forum.

also could comeone post up pic. of both of them for comparison.

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Old 01-26-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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If it is too wide, it's a GD x-member. Go to the hardware store and get some shims to put in there. I am pretty sure Squeech includes the measurements in his write up on his cardomain site...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/693496
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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Yup, that pretty much IS the only difference.
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:41 PM   #4
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Top: 2004 STi

Bottom: 92 Legacy Turbo

Depending on the year of the Impreza/Legacy it's coming out of there is a difference in the way the sway bar mounts. I believe the cut off is -97 for bolt/tab and 98+ for bolt/nut.
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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Good point. If you are using a USDM WRX member, you need the sway bar and mounts to go with it...
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:28 PM   #6
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so the 98+ lgy member will be a direct replacement in the RS and you can use a WRX sway bar?
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:46 PM   #7
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so the 98+ lgy member will be a direct replacement in the RS and you can use a WRX sway bar?

there is no 98+ legacy turbo crossmember, at least not here in the states.. You need the early 90's legacy turbo.. I can't remember the year off hand, but i believe it was the 91 and 92?? Its what i have on mine.. Its a direct swap onto the RS. But you will need a different front swaybar, i've read the wrx front bar will work, but i went with the cusco front swaybar thats designed for GC turbo cars. found here: http://www.z1auto.com/prodmore.asp?m...ling&prodid=48
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what about the 04-05 LGT crossmember?
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:39 PM   #9
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what about the 04-05 LGT crossmember?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=921787

top of page 3 if you go looking for it...
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:49 AM   #10
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yeah, its a gd x-member. i already thought about the washers, and thats what im going to do.
and yeah, i got the sway bar with it. and my x-member had a weird brace on it, it was all stock looking and just connected to 3points total. anyone know if that is on all the gd x-members or sti, ect...

thanks of the pic.
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:01 PM   #11
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Depends on the brace. If it was on top of the jacking plate it was only on 04 STi, if it was part of the jacking plate it's on all 05+ Impreza. That doesn't apply to jdm though.
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