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Old 02-09-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Using 05 STi hubs in a GC8?

I know the '05 STi's have a different bolt pattern. I'd like to put '05 rims on my 1999 GC8/GM6. Exactly what do I need to complete the conversion?
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:19 AM   #2
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I'm guessing everything is a pretty good guess.

You may be able to do it cheaper by using '05 wrx parts...they have the same pattern i believe.
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:42 AM   #3
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nah i think WRX still have the 5x100

the 05 STi rims are identical(becides bolt pattern 5x114? vs 5x100) to the 04 rims, which will fit. Unless I'm not understanding the question.
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:50 AM   #4
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Old 02-09-2005, 02:57 AM   #5
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Try the parts from an SVX....

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Old 02-09-2005, 09:51 AM   #6
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The only difference between 04 STI rims and 05 STI rims is the bolt pattern. Why not use the 04 STI rims?
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:45 AM   #7
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Do you want to be able put a set of Honda or Mustang wheels on ?

Fronts pretty simple, both uprights, bearings/bolts, hubs. Rear will only work if you have the whole R180 set up because the hubs only fit the big bearings.
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:56 AM   #8
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Rear will only work if you have the whole R180 set up because the hubs only fit the big bearings.
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basicly no
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:21 PM   #9
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Just find a Wrecked '05 STi and put it all in
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:18 PM   #10
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Why not just get rota's or Prodrives? but yeah, 04 should work as well.
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:55 AM   #11
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Thanks for the replies. The reason I want the '05 hubs is that I would like the option to use any future STi rims. Why the STi? It always gets the good stuff. Yeah, I know the conversion will be expensive, but most conversions are (engine, transmission, interior, etc.). Is it worth the expense? Probably not.
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:05 AM   #12
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Does anyone know if the future STIs will be using the newer bolt pattern? That's a good point, dead-eye. I hadn't thought about it that way.
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the new S203 has the 5x114 bolt pattern, so they probably will start going that way.
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Aerosim is about to swap an '05 Sti into an RS, complete with suspension.
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:05 PM   #15
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I asked aerosim about what they plan to do for the wheels for their widebody kit, and they said to swap 05 sti hubs so that you get bigger, stronger bearings for added strenght when putting on those wheels with extra offset to fill up the well.
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The upgraded one piece/bolt-on bearing hub is only for the front. The rear is the same set up as usual except the bolt pattern.
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Old 02-17-2005, 11:46 PM   #18
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The only difference between 04 STI rims and 05 STI rims is the bolt pattern. Why not use the 04 STI rims?
For what it's worth, the '05 rims are also 1/2" wider. 17 x 8 rather than 17 x 7.5
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Quit raping SVXs. How about just get an SVX and throw away that cheap econobox impreza stuff?
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Old 04-03-2005, 07:02 PM   #20
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jeeze one thread where some one uses an eg33 and the svx guys up .. kinda like that drunk cousin at thanksgiving
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If us Impreza owners keep finding uses for SVX parts...they'll still stock them.....and you'll still be able to buy them.
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The upgraded one piece/bolt-on bearing hub is only for the front. The rear is the same set up as usual except the bolt pattern.

Interesting, so the rear 05 hub may fit in a 04 sti knuckle?

I am planning to do a 04 to 05 swap but don't know if the 05 hubs are going to work with the 04 axels....

anyone?
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:39 PM   #23
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Interesting, so the rear 05 hub may fit in a 04 sti knuckle?

I am planning to do a 04 to 05 swap but don't know if the 05 hubs are going to work with the 04 axels....

anyone?


No, if you are going to use the 05 hub/bearing , then you also need the 05 knuckle/upright as well. Its totally different from the 04 set up.

If you have a 04 Sti , then for the rears all you need is the 05 hubs/bearings. The rear uprights are the same.
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Old 05-20-2005, 03:43 PM   #24
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Thanks, but I have a little different data, most is just what I have read so.... I'll just provide everything I have found. This is specific to an 04 STi vs an 05.

Of course wheels and rotors have a different bolt pattern but should bolt up fine.
The front uprights are different.
The front knuckle and hub are different.

The front axle has a different p/n and according to driveshaft.com he splin count on the middle bar (they only make the middle bar) is different. A local enthusiest also believes that the axle engaugement in the front diff is mechanically different. So an 05 axle won't bolt to an 04 tranny. The BIG question is whether the 05 hub will bolt to my 04 axle. I should know the answer with in a week.

In the rear the track is different. The lateral link are a touch longer (some one measured, I think it is like ~1/2"), sway bars are the same though. The diff in link length can be made up with any old adjustable link.

05 axles have a different part number than the 04.

The rear hub is different bolt pattern, not sure about bearing or the knuckle.

Certainly not saying your wrong or trying to argue; I appreciate your help. Where have you gotten your info; you haven't happened to have put your hands on any of this stuff???

I am planning "raid the subaru warehouse" next week and get my hands on some of these parts and see whats what with my own eyes. If that doesn't resolve my questions I have access to an 05 and will start swapping parts....

Thanks again.
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I was alse told by subaru parts that the 04 axles are different based on build date.....
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