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Old 01-06-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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Hi all, what i was thinking is this; could i take a 02+ wrx front end crossmember, A arms and hubs along with suspension and bolt it to my 96 legacy?
Basically just drop the old stuff down and out of my car and lift the new stuff in is what i'm thinking. I know the new wrx has some additional support stuff for the very front of the car that the legacy doesn't, so this stuff is making me wonder.
Here's what i do know:
wrx crossmember (02+) will bolt to the legacy frame
bolt pattern of hubs is same
wrx steering rack is the same as in my 96
I pretty sure the top hats for the strut assembly are the same pattern

Anyone ever done this?
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Old 01-06-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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that would work fine for the mecanical end of the swap you still need to address the electrical part which takes about 3 times as long as the mechanical portion.

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Old 01-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if the jdm sti 6speed hubs are any different (front hubs NOT back ones) than the normal wrx ones? I know the axles are different, thicker i think, but what about the acutally spline part on the hub itself?
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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Hubs are the same. Control arms are wrong if your clip is from a sedan. I think it complicates things even further by trying to swap a clip instead of just doing the engine, crossmember, and wiring.

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Well at this point it's already REALLY complicated so making it a little more so ain't going to change things much .
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:08 PM   #6
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I disagree. My entire swap consisted of a transmission, rear diff, pedal assembly, and rear axle swap too. However, I did those back in November. Had I done all of that at the same time as my drivetrain swap, I would have saved maybe 1/3 of the time, but not enough for me to want to do it all at once. I was burned out once I got done and that was without dealing with the headaches I had doing the transmission.

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Cough, cough, when you have a lift, air tools and a cerified subaru tech at your disposal things happen pretty quickly.
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