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Old Yesterday, 01:42 AM   #1
wakawaka
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Default Getting a WRX soon, and I cannot decide between a 05 or 06

I know this has been covered countless of times, and I've searched as well as done my research, but I still can't decide between the 2.

Honestly I'll just cut straight to the point, I love the 05 for its front-end (the best looking one out of the bunch imo), but the 06 obviously has the 2.5, and I honestly can't stand the hawkeye front-end. Yes, I know it's dumb to base a car on it's exterior appearance, but I mean I am going to be looking at it everyday. So what do you guys think? I've been debating for months..

Side question: is it possible to swap a 05 front end to an 06 with little to no modifications? The hark eye front end seems to be of higher demand, so finding a trade shouldn't be too difficult.
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Old Yesterday, 03:29 AM   #2
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to my understanding you have to change the whole front support and theres some wiring for the headlights i searched awhile back google it theres threads on it
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Old Yesterday, 06:37 AM   #3
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POssible? yes. But just about everything up front won't work. different bumper, fender, hood, etc. People have done it before for Bug-eyes. You'd probably be better off doing the engine swap than the body swap.

Keep in mind, the 06 also has the 4/2 pot brakes over the standard 2/1 from every other year in the GD gen.
Head on over to the conversions forum and start reading there.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 AM   #4
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Waste of money to swap.

06 was the best year for GD WRX's.

We cannot help you decide, only you can.
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