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Old 09-24-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default EJ20 X-member, do I need to go with WRX control arms on my GC8.

I am finally getting my swap together, M+T are in. But the GC8 control arms are shorter than they need to be. I have positive camber by using my turbo X-member from a GDB sti. So what I need to know is, do I need to go with a WRX control arms to get the camber out? Help.
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:40 AM   #2
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just use washers to space out the control arms, you will prolly need the WRX mounting bolts though.

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Old 09-25-2003, 10:51 AM   #3
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That goes against everything I have heard. If you use a GD/GG crossmember on a GC/GF/GM chassis, then you will need to use the GC/GF/GM front control arms since the attachment point is the same distance from the center of the car for both chassis orientations. Washers are used because the GD/GG chassis has a wider front control arm front bushing. Sedan control arms will be wider and give you more negative camber, but they shouldn't be used on a GC/GF/GM chassis.

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Old 09-25-2003, 11:44 AM   #4
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Hell I can't even drive my car if i wanted to, because slight toe in, and too much positive camber.
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:57 AM   #5
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Hell I can't even drive my car if i wanted to, because slight toe in, and too much positive camber.
are you sur eyou don't have lots of positive on one wheel and lots of negative on the other??

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Old 09-25-2003, 11:59 AM   #6
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Yep, I have only positive camber.
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I used the GD WRX crossmember with my GC8 control arms!!
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Old 09-25-2003, 12:20 PM   #8
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i just hacked the whole idea of using a GD member and went with a Turbo Legacy crossmember for the car.

It works great and looks like it may actualy be the same part that was used on the GC STi's.

I have had no problem with it at all using the stock A-arms and the aluminum ones.

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Old 09-25-2003, 12:39 PM   #9
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Default what struts?

from what i understand, the differences between sedan & wagon/or gc is

1)the control arm track length,
2)width of control arm front bushing,
3)and strut body camber bolt arrangement. attatchment tabs are different on gd sedans.

others who've used the gc arms on gd x-member w/ gc suspension seem to come out okay.

when they say space out the arms, the reference is to the front bushing. spacer washers or a bushing replacemnt (like from gd poly kits energy or grp N) should do it.

your alignment prob does'nt sound like it should be coming from the control arm length though if your x-member is the same dimensions as wrx ones.
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