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Old 02-17-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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I am currently in the process of converting my 2001 2.5 into a turbo and have a question about a cross member. I have the cross member from a 94 turbo legacy. Will this 1. bolt in 2. require additional modifications? 3. allow me to use wrx headers and up-pipe? I have been in email contact with subachad and he says with a new or notched crossmember I should be able to use a WRX exhaust? Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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i believe it should work fine
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:09 AM   #3
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good idea. i was gonna get wrx one. but if the old ones work why not.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:18 AM   #4
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the Legacy one works better then the WRX one as you do not have to shim the controll arms.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:59 AM   #5
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the exhaust will work fine as they all have the same layout
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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Your only issue will be your swaybar. A non turbo swaybar will not clear and the WRX one I tried to use was too wide. I believe that A turbo GC8 swaybar will work or a WRX wagon specific swaybar will also.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:37 PM   #7
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just buy a 91-94 legacy turbo front sway bar. I use it on my GF and it works perfectly.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:01 PM   #8
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I have the 94 legacy turbo crossmember and can't find the correct swaybar brackets. Anyone know the part number? The dealer ordered some and they were the wrong type, just like the ones on my L. I need the type with two bolts holes instead of one bolt and a lip. Thanks
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #9
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the Legacy one works better then the WRX one as you do not have to shim the controll arms.
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unless you plan to run wrx control arms, and then there's other issues

Also, swaybar... if you run the legacy turbo crossmember you need a wrx wagon, or legacy turbo sway bar.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:50 AM   #10
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Why do you have to shim the control arms? I have the wrx crossmember and the control arms fit pretty snug. I tried installing a 3mm shim but had to hammer it in. Considering I could just tighten the crossmember until it hits the control arm the shim seemed too thick.
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