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Old 09-10-2009, 07:26 PM   #5
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2004 Outback XT


Hey man, I know we were discussing this over on our local boards but I figured I'd post up the info for everyone else.
Originally Posted by sniper512 View Post
-Modified stock suspension(lower front bolt holes need to be drilled out a bit) or do what I did and got BC racing coilovers for this swap.
You can use the stock STI suspension with '90-92 (IIRC, mine are '91) legacy rear top hats.

Your Slave will work as will your trans cradle. Save all your old bolts as most will be reused. R180 bolts in to the rear R160 location. There is talk that you may need adjustable rear lateral arms to correct camber. I used my stock ones and seems fine.
If you have adjustable top hats' that will probably solve the problem. You'll find out come alignment time - I had ~0.75* of positive camber in the rear. My whiteline adjustable rear lateral links just arrived in the mail so I can post up some before/after pics soon.

You can save yourself hassel and go with a 04 STi setup so you can keep your wheels. Or even do just the 6mt from the 04 STi with all your stock axles and hubs.
You need to use a proper rear diff for the transmission (usually one from a bugeye WRX but you'll need to double check) and a driveshaft from an auto Impreza.
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