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Old 08-14-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U 2008+ owners...please read....

Congrats on your new car and welcome to the forums!

Now before you start posting, please keep the following in mind:

1. Your car is brand new. Yes, it's just a new year, but for all intents and purposes, it might as well be a Jeep Cherokee as pretty much 100% of the car is new.
2. Will XXX fit my car? Probably not. The turbo is different, the intercooler is different, the exhaust is different, etc.
3. When will manufacturers start making XXX parts? We don't know, please bug the manufacturers.
4. I found XXX parts that will fit, can I bolt them up? Your best bet is to wait for engine management before you start bolting up things. Each car has something called open/closed loop fueling issues mandated by the EPA that can negatively affect vehicle modifications. The wise/safe course of action is to wait for engine management then modify. Yes, you can probably safely get away with simple mods, but the smart thing to do is engine management first, then parts.
5. But I found out that XXXX from an older Subaru will fit on my 2008. Well post that crap here and we'll update this for all to see.

If anyone sees anything to add, please post. The genesis behind this post is to prevent 9000 posts of will XXX fit my 2008. This is an annual annoyance and I'm hoping this may stem some of that.

Old parts that WONT fit:

Exhausts
TMICs
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Rear sway bars
Intakes for Legacy GT

Old parts that WILL fit:

Downpipes for Legacy GT
BPV/BOV for Legacy GT
Lightweight crank pulley
short throw shifters/bushings
front sway bar
TMIC for Legacy GT
FMIC for Legacy GT (may have to mod to fit)
Turbos for Legacy GT
Clutch and flywheel

THIS LINK contains a huge list of parts that will fit 08/09 cars

STI Exhausts that will fit
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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I'd like to add that a good starting place to look for parts will most likely end up being the Legacy GT boards
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:59 AM   #3
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FYI, someone needs to try test fitting this, but I do believe that the 08 WRX Sedan exhaust system is ALMOST same as the Legacy GT exhaust system (including the mufflers!).

It looks like the mufflers mount exactly the same, however the Catback flange looks like it is rotated at a different angle... However, a FULL exhaust may bolt on without any problem, as would a dual muffler kit like the Prodrive mufflers (just axle backs and not the catback)

The 2.5i's (non-turbos) look EXACTLY the same though...

BTW, i'm going by diagrams here not the actual cars, so it will need to be verified first.

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Old 08-17-2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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I know all kinds of stuff about the Jeep Cherokee if you need some info just let me know
On the other hand I don't know anything about the 2008 cars though
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:51 PM   #5
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Score one for the LGT owners! I cannot wait for decently priced turbos that fit the stock location. And rotated manifold setups just got a whole lot better because of the redesign.




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Old 08-20-2007, 03:15 PM   #6
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Cobb is already showing a catted DP, short-shift kit and front sway-bar for the new WRX.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:32 PM   #7
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Probably because they fit the LGTs.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:02 PM   #8
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Probably because they fit the LGTs.
Part numbers are identical.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:03 PM   #9
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Has it been verified that the turbo fitment is the same as the LGT?
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:14 PM   #10
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they better start coming up with mods soon, im picking up my impreza tommorow, or if something goes to ***** tuesday after long weekend.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:25 AM   #11
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I'm not sure about the front endlinks... but the rears on this 08 wrx are already a metal type so less benefit (presumably) from changing those out
Not sure about fitment but size wise eyeballing the bars it seems 19-20mm fsb and a 17rsb
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:33 PM   #12
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17" wheels of an 02 wrx will fit a 08 wrx!
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:13 PM   #13
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FYI, someone needs to try test fitting this, but I do believe that the 08 WRX Sedan exhaust system is ALMOST same as the Legacy GT exhaust system (including the mufflers!).
Unless someone else does it before me, I'm gonna grab my t-rusty old tape measure and do some measurin' to confirm/deny.

will post my findings.

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17" wheels of an 02 wrx will fit a 08 wrx!
and not that it belongs in the engine/power forum, but version 7 rims are a fine match, except that booger of a light that tells me the tire pressure is low is getting really annoying...
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:29 PM   #14
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17" wheels of an 02 wrx will fit a 08 wrx!
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:32 PM   #15
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except that booger of a light that tells me the tire pressure is low is getting really annoying...
funny, my brothers LGT does the same thing after his 19's.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:07 PM   #16
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funny, my brothers LGT does the same thing after his 19's.
from what I'm told there is a sensor in the wheel, and you can get the sensor from subaru, or tire rack.

I'm gonna see if subaru can just turn off the light from the ECU, otherwise it'll have to wait till I run through these tires.

I'll post the results regardless!
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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Im new to this subaru thing. this is my first subaru and turbo charged car so I want as much info I could possibly get like how do I take care of it. what not to do. Im also thinking about buying some gauges.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:36 PM   #18
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Gauges, wheels/tires, some suspension stuff
are your only choices at the moment. A lot of manufacturers have 08s now and are making parts so we should start seeing stuff soon but it might all be delayed while engine management is figured out.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:34 PM   #19
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17" wheels of an 02 wrx will fit a 08 wrx!
02 WRX had 16" wheels.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:48 PM   #20
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I want as much info I could possibly get like how do I take care of it. what not to do.
for the how to's of that nature, you're best off reading lots of FAQs in the general forums.

start here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170789

then go here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787

if what you are looking for is not in these two locations, ask questions here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=34
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #21
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from what I'm told there is a sensor in the wheel, and you can get the sensor from subaru, or tire rack.

I'm gonna see if subaru can just turn off the light from the ECU, otherwise it'll have to wait till I run through these tires.

I'll post the results regardless!
I've been trying to get my hands on an LGT factory service manual, so I can get something figured out. I tried buying one on ebay, but they kept refunding me because they were bootleg.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #22
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Unless someone else does it before me, I'm gonna grab my t-rusty old tape measure and do some measurin' to confirm/deny.

will post my findings.
initial findings are that from the bottom hangar (closest to ground) to the flange that bolts to the y pipe on the legacy muffler are 17" even, on the sedan it is 16".

didn't do any measurements on the top hangar for the legacy, but I'm guessing that is off by an inch as well, maybe more.

I'll probably not measure the rest of it though...
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:44 PM   #23
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from what I'm told there is a sensor in the wheel, and you can get the sensor from subaru, or tire rack.

I'm gonna see if subaru can just turn off the light from the ECU, otherwise it'll have to wait till I run through these tires.

I'll post the results regardless!
The wheel needs to be designed to recieve them, I think. Or, when you upgrade you could just take the sensors off your old wheels and bolt them to your new ones and see if they hold pressure. If so you're in luck.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:46 PM   #24
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02 WRX had 16" wheels.
It was an option. Prodrive P7s. I have four sets of wheels. Two came with the car. I picked up another 17" and another 16" set. One of the 16" sets is loaned out for use on an Impreza L (it's not for go, but it shows nice).
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I'm not sure about the front endlinks... but the rears on this 08 wrx are already a metal type so less benefit (presumably) from changing those out
Not sure about fitment but size wise eyeballing the bars it seems 19-20mm fsb and a 17rsb
I measured the swaybars with a digital caliper, the front is 20mm and rear is only 15mm
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