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Old 09-19-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Looking to do a GC8 Sti swap. What year to work with?

Im looking to do an STi swap into a GC8 style body. Id like to get the car for cheap so Im wondering what year I can get away with picking up? What year motor/tranny etc should I pick up?

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Old 09-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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I think this is better suited in "Subaru Conversions" ? A bunch of folks have done that over there.
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Im looking to do an STi swap into a GC8 style body. Id like to get the car for cheap so Im wondering what year I can get away with picking up? What year motor/tranny etc should I pick up?

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Nick

If you like the coupe, You'll have to choose a car 1995 - 2001

If you like the sedan, you can choose any sedan impreza from 1993-2001.

If you like the wagons, you can choose any wagon from 1993-2001.

If you want the newer style dash (The Dash that the 1998-2001 Impreza's came with) then it's easier to stick with the same year. There are subtle differences that make doing the dash swap somewhat of a pain in the ass because of all the little things they changed (I speak from experience... lol)

I personally went with a 1995 Brighton Coupe. Picked it up for 900.00 Went through the trouble of converting to the new style Dash (Found out the hard way that alot of stuff is missing or different from the 1998 and newer impreza's like the bolts where teh dash bar bolts to the transmission tunnel are about 1" further back, the airbag computer uses a completely different mounting design between the 1995 and the 1998, There's no where to mount the hood cable because on the 1995 It's part of the dash, and on the 1998 it bolts to the side of the car, but the 1995's don't have the holes in the car necessary to bolt it to, and then the two bolts that go in the center of the dash right near the windshield are about 1.5" away from fitting, so that needs to be cut off and re-welded on in the correct position)
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