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Old 11-02-2011, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default is it possible? STI DCCD in WRX

Ok, before you tear me apart Im not a gear head I just love soobies so I have NO idea what Im talking about. BUT. I was just curious to know if it is possible to take the DCCD from a 09 sti and put it into a 09 wrx??
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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you'd have to replace the 09 WRX 5-speed tranny with an 09 STI 6-speed tranny.

The DCCD diff wont fit in a 5speed case. there were some older (1995?) 5speeds with dccd but im not sure if those parts would fit either.


if you really want dccd you're looking at a 6-speed tranny swap which isn't exactly cheap. you'll also need an aftermarket dccd controller unless you want to shell out big bucks for someone to splice the factory DCCD system into your factory wiring harness.


basically, if you just want the novelty of turning a knob and messing around with DCCD its not really worth it. ballpark for a STI tranny swap would be 4000-5000
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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the 6-speed swap is worth it for a whole host of reasons other than DCCD. Plantronics makes an aftermarket controller and it has worked reliably for me now since '05. Wish I knew more about it to tell you.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
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If doing the 6SPD swap, do you need to put a dccd in?
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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No I have a 02 wrx with a 6speed swap and no dccd
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:51 PM   #6
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I guess you like having no awd then? Lol.

No controller means you have basically an open center diff.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:44 PM   #7
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Agreed. I have 2 Subies with 6 speeds, and they are entirely different cars with diff controllers. After the 6 speed swap but before the controller? Eh, I basically had to shift more often.

A friend recently put in his diff controller. He was of the same opinion prior to installing it. Now that he can actually mash the gas in a corner and not have to counter steer he is hooked
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:44 AM   #8
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I get a bit of that in my inbox as well..."so I swapped a 6mt into my car tell me why I need a controller, it feels fine now".

Then afterwards..."thanks for giving me my awd back, the car is 10x more fun now"...

People just don't realize until they have driven in a car with an active center diff.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:53 PM   #9
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^^^to add, a DCCD diff without a controller is an open diff.
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