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Old 01-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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quick question.

im having difficulty finding a quick answer, and i have searched.

my car has an STi 6 speed, and i need to have one of my front axles replaced due to a torn grease boot on it. do i need to order an 04 STi axle because i have 5x100 hubs?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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What year and model axle do you have in there now?

Why not fix the boot on your axle?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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What year and model axle do you have in there now?

Why not fix the boot on your axle?
I Dk the year and model. It's the axle that was in the car when I bought it. Where can I look to find out? And I'd assume the axle is shot, been running it out since summer
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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I Dk the year and model. It's the axle that was in the car when I bought it. Where can I look to find out? And I'd assume the axle is shot, been running it out since summer
Like I said in the other thread that you started, take a look and check if your axles have a pin going through them where they meet the transmission.


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Old 01-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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That's only going to indicate whether he has male or female axles. Depending on what year the axle is there are different lengths too.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #6
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Just checked out my axles. I don't have the taper on the axle shaft towards the transmission side. It's got to be an 04 STi axle right?

Edit: a friend showed me a wrx axle compared to an STi axle and the STi axle didn't have the taper like the wrx had.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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What year 6 speed do you have?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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The 2004 STi can come with either male or female axles, there is no single axle that will fit all 2004 STis. The length differences are moot really, you just need a front axle that matches your transmission style (male or female axle) for a WRX or a 5x100 STi (JDM 02-03, some 04 STi).
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #9
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Khanh, when i brought the car to Wicked to have them check it out prior to purchase, im 90% sure i remember them telling me it was an 05. Tom read the serial number off the transmission. i thought the WRX axles had the taper on the end, but now im thinking otherwise and that i may have been misinformed. either way, i can see where the axle connects with the transmission and there is no taper.

@ Wicked, im not sure if you remember my car, it was 2 years ago. haha but im almost positive it is an 05.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:12 PM   #10
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Theres so many ways to do a 6-speed swap. Best to pull the axle and see what kind you have.

IIRC all the axle outers are the same, the difference in lenght is trivial, and the only real difference is whether you have a male axle that slides into the front diff (late 04-current) or female axle that connects to stubs sticking out of the front diff (early 04, or late 04-current converted).

If you dont have the roll pin like in post #4, then you have a male axle.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:43 PM   #11
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Okay just checked out my axle. From what I could see, I don't have that roll pin. It would be outward facing towards the rear of the car correct? If so, it appears that I have late 04+ axles. Because of my lug pattern I would need late 04 STi correct?
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:38 PM   #12
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The roll pin rotates. If you have it you'd see the end every 180* around the axle.

Without the roll pin, you need a late 04-07 axle. Like I said before, Im pretty sure the outers are the same between 5x100 and 5x114.3 for the front axles.
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they arent, the late 04 and the 05+ are different at the knuckle end because if the ABS tone ring differences.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #14
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Derppppppppp. I knew that. :P


I might have a pair of Late 04 STI Axles. Maybe. Or maybe I sold them with the transmission. I remember keeping some parts from the swap I bought but I dont remember what I kept.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:08 AM   #15
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late 04 axles are the hardest to come by for sure. one of my customers tears through axles and sourcing him those gets tough
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If the CV is in good shape, why not just repair the boot? Its cheaper and you wouldnt have to worry about any fitment issues.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:24 PM   #17
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You may also want to look into stubbing the gearbox and using standard GD WRX axles.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:31 PM   #18
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Or keep it simple an just get an 04+ wrx male axle.
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