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Old 10-29-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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I currently have a 2000 2.2l impreza wagon, and wanted to make it pretty fast, but not too many aftermarket parts are made for them and they are always forgot about. I was wondering if certain 2.5lrs or WRX or sti parts would fit on my ride. i.e
-brakes
-intake
-suspension
-exhaust

I am a newbie to the car world, and know very little please dont flame.
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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Yes- all items will fit.

WRX brakes are a direct bolt on for your car with the larger rotors as well as all BBK's that fit the WRX.

Any 2.5 NA intake (Cobb, injen) will fit the 2.2L

Get suspension for an RS, Koni shocks with ground control springs are a great combo, upgrade your swaybars and endlinks and it will handle great.

Exhaust from an RS will bolt right up, stock or aftermarket, with a WRX exhaust you'd have to rotate one of the mounting flanges.

Most importantly- do a search and read the FAQ's at the top of the forums, there are specific forums for all performance related things here so more than likely your questions have already been answered. Research is your freind.
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:40 PM   #3
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Thanx alot this makes everything alot easier
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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Your stock 15" Impreza 2.2 L wheels will not clear the WRX brakes; you'll need to find a set of 15" Compomotive or purpose-built rally wheels and grind down the calipers to clear or move up to 16" wheels.

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Old 10-30-2005, 06:43 PM   #5
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will i be able to fit any rims with 5 lug pattern on my car or will only certain types work?
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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will i be able to fit any rims with 5 lug pattern on my car or will only certain types work?
You must use specific 5-lug wheels for Subaru. 5x100mm lug with a recommended 52mm to 55mm offset: http://wac.addr.com/auto/obs/wheels.html

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Old 10-30-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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You will need something that will fit a Subaru. Offset is where some people make a mistake. If you want to save some money get a set of take offs from a WRX, 16", fairly light. Look on the "For sale" section of the board.
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:40 PM   #8
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Stock WRX wheels can usually be found for around $200-$300 with decent tread on the tires. WRX front brake swap is a piece of cake and makes a good difference (even with the drums still in the back). RS wheels usually go for a little more, and they can clear the Subaru 4-Pots (although you really don't need to get a big brake kit like that if you're not racing it).

When I put a WRX axle back on my car, I couldn't just rotate the flange, it was larger than the flange on my stock midpipe, so I had to cut off the flange from my stock muffler and use that. Any catback for the RS will work on your car though (WRX exhausts will not work without modification, and the piping is too big anyways).

As far as suspension, basically any impreza suspension bits will swap between models. A WRX rear sway bar will make a huge difference, and they can be found cheap used also.

Welcome to NASIOC. I used to have a 98 2.2L that I did a ton to (basically turned it into an RS except for the motor). You'll have a lot of fun and learn a lot. Read around a lot on this site, I learned everything from this site. It'll keep you from making silly mistakes. Most importantly, have fun!

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Old 10-30-2005, 11:47 PM   #9
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aright thanx for all this information
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:45 AM   #10
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For intake, i thought 98's is different than 99-01's because of MAF/airbox issue?
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