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Old 02-28-2007, 07:49 PM   #51
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You need to swap the parts if you are changing the style, no matter what...

The lights you just rewire and make custom plugs, or else spend a fortune on stock harnesses.
Well I would probably jsut go to a yard and get the lights and the harnesess while I was at it. But do the plugs from the 04-05 lights plug right into the 02-03 light harness??

Anyone have an estimated cost on the rad supports, and tie in beam??
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:04 PM   #52
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Well I would probably jsut go to a yard and get the lights and the harnesess while I was at it. But do the plugs from the 04-05 lights plug right into the 02-03 light harness??

Anyone have an estimated cost on the rad supports, and tie in beam??
Call local Subaru dealership for pricing. The plugs are all different.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:19 PM   #53
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yea, i totally forgot that the 04-05 have HID's anyway, so i would have to do some custom wiring any way wouldnt I.... Does anyone have a link for this harness that is available/expensive?
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:36 PM   #54
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Sorry to be such a bother, but i am really considering this right now. Can some one give me a COMPLETE list of the parts I need to complete the swap. As in everything needed for the rad saddle and tie in bars. I understand you need the hood, fenders, bumper, but its the inside stuff I need to know. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:46 PM   #55
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Read the thread a little better. The only "inside stuff" is the radiator core support and upper tie bar...
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:41 PM   #56
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both of which can be swapped with a little bit of cutting and welding....if i read correctly. so the only thing other than that is wire the headlights. does anyone have a diagram of how to do that by any chance?
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:50 PM   #57
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Read the thread a little better. The only "inside stuff" is the radiator core support and upper tie bar...
I have been looking into the part costs and it appears that the same rad support bar was used from 02-04 here is a link to my search that gives me this idea.

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=...04&btnG=Search

so if they were the same, why would I need to change it. It appears to me that the housing around the headlights needs to be swaped out to get the 04-05 lights to work. And I cant find any prices on the main rad. core support.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:36 AM   #58
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They are different because the buckets around the headlights are different. Just go to a Subaru dealership and their parts dept. has a computer program that will click through and show you every part.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:47 PM   #59
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I think this would be a great idea. Kinda like the Jetta and GTi front end swaps VW guys do.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:12 AM   #60
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They are different because the buckets around the headlights are different. Just go to a Subaru dealership and their parts dept. has a computer program that will click through and show you every part.
sounds good, that is my game plan for tommorw. So does the rad and ac condenser have to come out to do this swap??
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:47 AM   #61
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sounds good, that is my game plan for tommorw. So does the rad and ac condenser have to come out to do this swap??
It would probably make it a lot easier to take them out
I mean, to do the swap you are talking about cutting your old rad support out and welding in another one. Draining and removing the radiator, and discharging the a/c system is really mi-nute the least of your worries.
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:29 AM   #62
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It would probably make it a lot easier to take them out
I mean, to do the swap you are talking about cutting your old rad support out and welding in another one. Draining and removing the radiator, and discharging the a/c system is really mi-nute the least of your worries.
AC needs discharged. Radiator holds itself up(with a little propping) and doesn't need removed and drained.
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:55 PM   #63
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Can someone please Highlight or circle the parts that I need to change. Both subaru and my dealership arent sure exactly what Im looking for.

here is a pic:
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:34 PM   #64
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^ anyone?
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:38 PM   #65
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good thread, i subscribed because i want to do the same thing.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:14 PM   #66
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+1 for pic highlight. also looking to do this swap.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:25 PM   #67
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I don't know if side rails is the right name, but I'm talking about the pieces that run along the bottom of the doors and also onto the back of the front fender as well as the front of the back fender. If you swap the whole front end from an 02/03 bugeye to an 05 STi do you also have to swap out the side skirts too or will everything fit without swapping the side rails.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:50 AM   #68
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im willing to swap my psm bugeye front for 04-05 front ,I have 05 rear conversion done already
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:28 PM   #69
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I have a wrb bugeye front end i would love to trade for an 04-05 sti front end. i would even consider a wrx front end. I also have a carbon fiber hood. Shoot me an email at perrin247@yahoo.com.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:45 PM   #70
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OH ****!!! I have a 02 BLAZE YELLOw that i want to do a 04-05 front end conversion to. i know this thread is old but if you are interested im near portland. pm me...
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:08 AM   #71
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Seriously... Who the hell has all done the 02 to 04 or 05 front conversion? Can we see pictures? Better Instructions is really needed. Now we are talking about chaning side skirts to make it work? 1st it was just the front core bracket, now side ****... Good Lordy... Am so confused guys... Please let me out with better info on doing this conversion!
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:09 PM   #72
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it would be sexier with wagon fenders, but then your gonna have to swap to crappy wagon suspension or jdm GC8 sti components. i don't likey the flared fenders, prolly why i got a wagon in the first place, plus more room to haul crap when i need to.
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Are you saying that the front fenders on a WRX wagon are different than those on a WRX sedan and if so how are they different?
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:03 AM   #74
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B/c the sedans have wider fenders arches/ what ever you called them.
Call your local Subaru dealership and tell them to look the parts numbers that are totally different.I know b/c I tryed it already and it doesn't work.
My .2 cents.
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So what holds the headlights in? Just the upper radaitor suport or core suport? Or is there actual buckets? Does the 04 hood bolt onto the 02 latches?
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