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Old 01-08-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Does anyone one know if there are instruction out for trunk swaps? If so could someone post a link. Thanks
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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C'mon....
Did you look at the trunk?
Open it,
unplug the third brake light (if you have one in a wing),
take the four bolts out,
and remove the trunk.


If you don't have the mechanical aptitude for a trunk swap, should let someone else do all of the work on your car. I mean ALL!
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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FYI, i am mechanically inclined. I heard people having problems with the torsion spring removal. But I guess during your smart ass comment you missed that part in your instructions. So next time if you dont have a helpful comment dont leave on at all.
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Old 01-08-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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Really, you didn't mention anything about the torsion bar swap, he was just thinking a trunk swap. The whole process is very simple, you should be able to do the ENTIRE swap without explicit instructions.

That being said, make sure you note the orientation and differences between the two torsion springs. They come out pretty easy with a long flat head screwdriver and some channel locks. And dont get all butthurt from the intarweb, save that for when the torsion spring pinches your fingers.

Oh and make sure you support the spring carefully so it doesn't pop out suddenly and break your trunk light.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:44 PM   #5
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It's fairly easy. the brake light unplugs.
You need 2-3 people.
The trunk comes off with 4 bolts. Have the other two people hold teh corners.
Lay the trunk on something soft.
The trunk support bars have the torsion bars connected to pivoting holding devices.

What you need to do is getin the trunk on your back and pull the torsion bar down and collapse teh folding device. You'll understand when you see it. Then the bar just slides left or right out of it's holding place. Make sure to note which one is left and which one is right. Other than that, there's nothign else.
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:12 AM   #6
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if you put the torsion bars on backwards would it hold the trunk shut?
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:24 AM   #7
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^^^^^ LOL....

from reading the instructions for the torsion bars, removal and reinstallation is pretty straight forward....

try not to be so thin-skinned......
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:50 AM   #8
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I did a trunk swap by myself in the pouring rain I was caught in a sudden downpour. I highly advise against doing this by yourself, but it can be done.
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:55 AM   #9
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on my gc car its 4 bolts, no torsion bars or anything to unhook.
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:59 AM   #10
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the torsion bars are tricky. that all i remember from my trunk swap
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Old 01-09-2006, 04:19 AM   #11
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:21 AM   #12
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The torsion bars are logical if you look at them. if you put the wrong one on each side they wont latch on cause of the mway the L in the metal is shaped.
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:00 AM   #13
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Swaping the key cylinders is also easy. I did this two weeks ago with Ghost Rider (member here).

To swap key cylinders you have to take out the 5 "fake" screws holding in the emergency trunk release. That is simple. It attaches to the trunk lever with a sort of bicycle brake line, you'll know what I am talking about when you see it. Then you have to reach into the inside of the trunk lid (should bring a flashlight) and there is a pole that goes from the trunk latch to the key cylinder. This pops right off, but only in one direction you have to see it to understand.
Then there is a C-Clip holding on the key cylinder. This is removed by pulling on it, although it might be a bit stuck it will come off.
Assembly is much the same.
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:34 AM   #14
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on my gc car its 4 bolts, no torsion bars or anything to unhook.

They should be there. Look at the pics posted in that link and then look at your car. You don't have those?
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:42 AM   #15
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Another note. The torsion bars in a Wingless WRX vs a Winged WRX are different.
I did not switch with the guy (didn't feel like it I guess). My trunk flies open while his has to be manually opened. So you should probably switch the bars as well, but it's not that bad if you don't.
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:41 AM   #16
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...instruction out for trunk swaps? ...
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FYI, i am mechanically inclined. I heard people having problems with the torsion spring removal. But I guess during your smart ass comment you missed that part in your instructions. So next time if you dont have a helpful comment dont leave on at all.
WAaaaaa!!!

You did not mention what you were swapping for, winged, wingless, carbon, or any other type of trunk in particular. You did not mention anything about springs either. You just stated trunk swap. For that scenario it is literally just as I described. You get what you ask for. Perhaps you should write what you mean not what you are thinking. As your post was vague, you got a vague, albeit, smart ass answer.

Don't be so sensitive. It's not that serious.
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