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Old 01-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #201
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i have stubs if you need them
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:09 PM   #202
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- You'll have to use the 6MT's clutch fork
- Your WRX's slave cylinder can be re-used on the 6MT
- You can re-use your WRX's front axle but will need the stubs/oil seal/circlip IF the 6MT is "stubless".
Can't I just use the stubs from my 5mt?

And leave them attached to the axle via the roll pins?
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #203
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I dunno about that, but you will have to change the seals regardless. The Male trans seals are different than the female axle seals.

Just spend the little extra money and buy a couple of used 2005+ WRX axles that can be used with your male 6MT. Job done. You can even sell your old axles for some money. If you have to buy the seals and the stubs, it's probably the same cost as buying male axles and selling your female ones. And that option is less work.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:29 PM   #204
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Can't I just use the stubs from my 5mt?

And leave them attached to the axle via the roll pins?
I heard of people just removing the stubs from the 5MT. There are few threads on here from people who have performed this, talking about the pros & cons.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:35 AM   #205
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Sweet thanks for the info... I got screwed by the guy pulling his auction so I am still shopping around.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:36 AM   #206
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Just spend the little extra money and buy a couple of used 2005+ WRX axles that can be used with your male 6MT. Job done. You can even sell your old axles for some money. If you have to buy the seals and the stubs, it's probably the same cost as buying male axles and selling your female ones. And that option is less work.
Easy easy... used axles are cheap enough.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #207
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I have used axels from a 07 WRX if anyone is interested. Also have a 3.54 r160 diff available too
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #208
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what about N/A motors?
would a 6mt bolt up to a 2.5 N/A power train.
and yes it dose need more power... on it
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:59 PM   #209
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All EJ series motors (EJ22x, EJ20x, EJ25x) will bolt up to all EJ series transmissions (the 5MT, the 6 MT, the 4eat).
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:34 AM   #210
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so im saving up for the 6spd swap. and i was wondering if someone could put together a list of what all i will need to do this swap on a 2006 wrx. just curious which trans would make this swap the easiest? and if possible i would like to keep the 5x100 bolt pattern since i just purchased new 18'' rota torques. thanks everyone!!
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:21 PM   #211
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Seth,

I've got an 06 WRX and considering a 6spd swap too. Following is my current understanding, might not be 100% though.

The WRX front axles will work, but you need different tranny seals when you stick them in the 6spd. If it's an early 6spd with stub shafts then they have to be removed (fairly simple).

The 06 WRX has a 3.7 rear diff ratio so it needs to be changed. The cheap route is swap in another WRX R160 with the correct ratio. I think you need the (shorter) auto driveshaft for this as well.

The better way is to use the stronger STI R180 rear end. This diff requires STI axles, but you can use 04 STI rear hubs which have the WRX 5x100 bolt pattern and rear strut mount.

For the brakes usually you need rear Brembos to go with the STI hubs, however there might be a smaller diameter rear brake rotor available from Subaru that allows use of the factory WRX calipers. Could someone confirm this?
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:53 PM   #212
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can anyone help me out????
ive got a v7 trans that had the stubs sticking out. my shop took the stubs out and went to insert the male axles. they glide in nicely but they're not clicking into place. it also seems like the metal shield is hitting the trans..maybe holding it from going 100% in. Does anyone have any idea?
pic for reference. this is my male axle. the metal peice on the outside of the green is whats hitting the trans.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:11 PM   #213
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well first of all you need to have circlips on the end of the male axles. thats what makes it clip into place...and you also need to get different axle seals to fit the male axles correctly. this has all been gone over countless times now.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:26 PM   #214
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i know that. i never asked about that. and if you read in previous pages you'll see ive posted before and already have them. only post if its going to be positive and with advise
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:11 PM   #215
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i also ordered the 806735230 and 806735240 seals and seem to be the wrong ones. any help please
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:21 PM   #216
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can anyone help me out????
ive got a v7 trans that had the stubs sticking out. my shop took the stubs out and went to insert the male axles. they glide in nicely but they're not clicking into place. it also seems like the metal shield is hitting the trans..maybe holding it from going 100% in. Does anyone have any idea?
pic for reference. this is my male axle. the metal peice on the outside of the green is whats hitting the trans. Any ideas??
any clue? ive been searching and searching. its holding up my swap at the shop
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:08 AM   #217
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:19 PM   #218
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:13 PM   #219
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Take a pic of the side of the trans where the seal is, and maybe one of you trying to slide the axle in. "It won't click in" doesn't really give enough information. Any response you get based on what you typed is going to be a mere guess.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:27 PM   #220
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when i say "click" im referring to the circlip that "clicks" into place, holding the axle in.
this is the only picture i have, of whats going on, and where it sits now.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:24 PM   #221
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Did you just try whacking it with a hammer? I have always said, "The key to being a good mechanic is knowing the appropriate time to break out the B.F.H. and swing away" When I did the V9 6mt swap in my buddies car the axles were really hard to get clicked in all the way. Only after I started to fill the trans with $15 a quart fluid did I find out I didn't have one fully seated. New circlips are a pain in the ass. I had to use a liberal amount of B.F.H.

How did your shop remove the old axle seals? The female axle type seals have to be installed from the inside of the diff retainer plates. When they removed the old ones did they just pry the old seals out without removing the plates, then popped in the new seals on the outside? If they removed the retainers they could have messed up the backlash on the ring and pinion. If they screwed up bad enough it is possible the axle wouldn't go in properly.

Just out of curiosity why are you using male axles, anyways? I hate them. You have a car that came factory equipped with female axles, and are using a factory female axled transmission.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:11 AM   #222
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could i use a legacy r160 3.900 with my 2004 sti 6mt in my 02 wrx? also i wanted to know if there was any other drive shaft i could use besides an automatic wrx drive shaft? i know i could use the sti d.s. if i enlarge the holes on it and my r160 but i'm not really sure what that means? i want it to be as plug and play as possible so i have everythin i need b4 i get everything apart.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:24 PM   #223
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I don't think the Legacy R160 will accept WRX axles, but I could be wrong.

I think the late 90s Imprezza R160 will accept WRX axles and the Auto D/s without modification.

If you already have the STI DS, you simply have to make the holes oval, since they don't line up properly. Hope that makes a bit more sense.

For my question - if i decide to use and R180, i'd need STI axles and hubs, correct?

Can the 5x100 hubs bolt straight on to WRX mounting, or do I need something else?
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A+ thread. Will read again.
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