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Old 04-25-2005, 10:33 PM   #1
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Is it possible to modify a 97 impreza L drivetrain(hardened gears, cutch,etc) so that it could withstand the abuse of 350hp for reasonable time, 30k-50k? If it is possible, is it cost effective compared to swapping in a whole wrx/sti drivetrain?
I'm hoping fortifying is possible, only because ripping out the whole drivetrain scares me.
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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IMHO, Y, N, and you (or the shop you paid) would have to do more ripping out fortifying your existing 97L than to swap in STI. Good luck.
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Yes you can. You can throw a RA gearset in your case with a decent clutch and you should be fine. There is no point to put a WRX drivetrain into your car, as your tranny right now will hold as much power as a stock WRX. A STI 6-Speed is a great tranny, but it is way too expensive.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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