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Old 02-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default STi drivetrain into 07 WRX

What is needed?
I know this is a n00b question in the extreme.
I love the idea of the diff-switching.
Any advice appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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the 07 drivetrain and some time is what is needed.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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If I was out to do that, I'd start shopping the junkyards for a wrecked 2006-2007 STi and start pullin off the good parts.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
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If I was out to do that, I'd start shopping the junkyards for a wrecked 2006-2007 STi and start pullin off the good parts.
I don't think there has ever been a single case of a wrcked STi, full of "good parts", getting to a normal junkyard in the history of the car. It's not an 86 Maxima dude.

As for the '07 drivetrain, what's needed? Does it need the gearbox too? Please, I'm looling for the CN on what's required, how it goes in. Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:59 AM   #5
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how it goes in
Very carefully.

If you are serious about swapping the whole drivetrain, look for an almost fully intact donor car. That's the easiest way to do it.

If you just want the transmission, there are lots of threads about that floating around too. Just do some searching.
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:06 AM   #6
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Honestly, you will spend WAY MORE to swap your car than to just sell it and buy an STI. Plus with the STI you get better seats, better headlights, better brakes, AND all the drivetrain wizardry.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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I don't think there has ever been a single case of a wrcked STi, full of "good parts", getting to a normal junkyard in the history of the car. It's not an 86 Maxima dude.

As for the '07 drivetrain, what's needed? Does it need the gearbox too? Please, I'm looling for the CN on what's required, how it goes in. Thanks!
You misread me. You are right, there isn't one full of "good parts" but there are some with some god stuff on em. I work part time in a body shop, when the customer wants used parts, we call a company called "LKQ", and they always seem to have what we want (and we have gotten a lot of suspension and drivetrain parts for vettes, vipers, evos, and STis this way). On top of them being available, the parts are significantly cheaper too (sometimes less than fifty cents on the dollar).
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #8
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Honestly, you will spend WAY MORE to swap your car than to just sell it and buy an STI. Plus with the STI you get better seats, better headlights, better brakes, AND all the drivetrain wizardry.
This is probably the best advice you're going to get. And say goodbye to your powertrain warranty once the swap is done. Not worth it IMO.

But if you were going to not take this advice you would need the entire STI drivetrain in order for the center diff/sensors, etc. to work correctly.

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^^^ Yeah, doing this is a serious waste of time, money, and warranty!! Just sell or trade the 07 for a new STi!!
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^^^ Yeah, doing this is a serious waste of time, money, and warranty!! Just sell or trade the 07 for a new STi!!
Last time I checked, they don't make STI's in a wagon (USDM).

Not saying he should go ahead and dump the money but just pointing out the facts.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:58 PM   #11
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But if you were going to not take this advice you would need the entire STI drivetrain in order for the center diff/sensors, etc. to work correctly.
Yeah, that's what I wanted, exactly that.
I hate the Impreza sedan shape and I *would* have bought the STi Wagon if it was available. Me am cries. (Or waiting for my warranty to expire.)
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