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Old 12-18-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default 2006 STi (donor) to 2001 Impreza L (recipient)

My next project is a coupe.

I have a couple of swaps under my belt at this point, and this is just the next logical step for me. The first was my 2006 WRX swapped to 2005 STi and the 2nd was my 2006 Forester swapped to 2007 STi.

I am seriously thinking about using my WRX as the donor, because I know I would end up having to buy an entire wrecked car as a donor anyway, and since I have the WRX, I can save myself the trouble of finding a donor to strip.

I would like to end up with full 5x114.3 suspension components and am wondering what the absolute best way to go about that is.

Not really sure how to go about this since I understand I could go with "wide track" and end up with tire rub issues, or go with "narrow track" and have no rub issues?

I guess I need to know what components to use from the WRX and what I need to start looking for out there in the world??


Anyone built a GC8 and care to share some build secrets with me>?

Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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I've done a swap from an 03 WRX to a 99 GC8, but i'm pretty sure the STi's drivetrain will match up fairly well. Any other questions? GL with the build.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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I would like to end up with full 5x114.3 suspension components and am wondering what the absolute best way to go about that is.

Not really sure how to go about this since I understand I could go with "wide track" and end up with tire rub issues, or go with "narrow track" and have no rub issues?

I guess I need to know what components to use from the WRX and what I need to start looking for out there in the world??


Anyone built a GC8 and care to share some build secrets with me>?
There are no secrets, the secrets are in your hands because everything is in front of you. lol

What do you want to use from the WRX? You can use the whole powertrain. Almost all the suspension.

I used the STi's spindle/knuckles with my L's control arms and lateral arms.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #4
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I have the same question..... 06 STi donor, 98 Outback sport recipient. I was just having this same discussion with the guys. We are aware that you can use some 98 components to "make it work". Or adjustable rear links. I am keeping everything I can from the STI, wouldn't mind all the aluminium goodies. Most defiantly interested in the wider stance. Wheels/tires 225/45/17, Rolled fenders... Wondering about rubbing issues to?? Any links to other's swaps??

Sorry for the hy-jacking... but we are in relatively the same situation.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #5
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well as far as suspension STI to GC8

you are going to want to use your GC8 struts/springs
you can use the STI struts/springs, but your GC8 will look like a outback as far as ride height.

as far as track:
i have a wide track(sti) in front and stock gc8 in rear
(i originally thought would help with the horrible subaru push in autox.....it did not)
so in rear i have gc8 lateral links and struts and springs
with rolled quarterpanels
i was running 114.3 17X7.5 rims (cheap rota's)

now i eventually saved up for coilovers, and then could fit stock STI rims 17X8 frnt and rear

car screams......best 15K i ever spent ((in 2006) would be cheaper now)
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:01 AM   #6
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Wow dude!
You are now officially the lowest member number Nasioc person I have ever conversed with.

Thanks for the reply and info!
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:19 AM   #7
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here is the stance of my setup. 17x9 +38 filling the wheel well out to the rolled/pulled fenders. Nitto NT01 235/40/17. coilovers and camber plates; 2.5 front 2.0 rear. On STOCK Impreza L front control arms and rear lateral arms.

You can try the wider stance but I've pushed it here already on 9" wide wheels on pulled fenders.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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Looks good Fuji, do you have a journal anywhere? I would love to peruse your build.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:31 AM   #9
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Looks good Fuji, do you have a journal anywhere? I would love to peruse your build.
http://mnsubaru.com/forums/showthrea...F8F5SD-Project
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