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Old 01-15-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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I have seen this done several places and am just wondering how dificult it is to put a 2002+ impreza dash into a gc, is thier much cutting involved and is it worth it? thanks
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also i have seen door cards from newer models used as well.
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Old 01-15-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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yes, there is much cutting and fitting and molding etc...you should do some searchs and see what you find...I know that aerosim just finished one...
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #3
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yes, there is much cutting and fitting and molding etc...you should do some searchs and see what you find...I know that aerosim just finished one...
Have you actually done this or are you just guessing?
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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meh...mike you know that kid who put EVERYTHING from a sti into his rs... if he can do it im pretty sure you could.
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:52 PM   #5
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I saying from what I have read from those who have done it...you need the wrx climate stuff...heater core, etc...
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:55 PM   #6
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Its a drop-in cept you have to do a lil' fitment for the hvac. The rs dash beam is too narrow for the wrx hvac. And um, duh of course you need the wrx hvac equipment that goes without saying. The main point is, the wrx dash BOLTS ON to the rs beam.

Also, it actually makes it an easier swap using the wrx dash. You then don't have to do as much re-wiring.
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:35 PM   #7
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actually it would be worse for him casue he is swaping in a 94 wrx engine...lol
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Old 01-16-2005, 08:54 AM   #8
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Now what about an 05' dash?
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Old 01-19-2005, 03:25 PM   #9
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so whats the verdict on this if you just want to change the dash and the center console area? i might just buy new gc8 parts ..since these are scratched..
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Old 01-20-2005, 12:48 AM   #10
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I'm not sure about the RS'es, but when I swapped a WRX dash into my L, quite a bit of trimming was involved. I used the WRX beam, which had to be cut and welded to fit right, the HVAC stuff was a pretty close fit, and the dash itself is fastened a lot differently. The two different firewalls are not even close for a bolt-in fit, unless my car was an exception. My dash is different from an RS'es, after all...

It's not impossible, just a whole lot of work, trial, and error.

But, once you get the fastening points set right, everything bolts in pretty close. The only plastic piece I had to cut was a little trimming on the console to get it to fit.

I don't know any right or wrong way to do it, but maybe there is a better way.
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:20 AM   #11
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Why would you want to do this, the new dash looks so lame. Not to mention the fitment won't be that great no matter how much work you do.

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Old 01-20-2005, 09:43 AM   #12
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Why would you want to do this, the new dash looks so lame. Not to mention the fitment won't be that great no matter how much work you do.

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I'm with zephyr here...just keep what you have...especially if the drivetrain will have DCCD, the old school dashes have places in the gauge cluster to disply the power split
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