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Old 11-09-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Hi there. As the title states, I need some help figuring out the correct replacements for my front axles.

Car is a 2002 WRX Wagon 5MT.

I'm specifically looking for OEM or OEM quality replacement axles. I take my rex off-road quite a bit and need parts I can trust to able to take abuse. For this reason, I'm pretty set on new Subaru OEM axles. I don't care that the price is a bit high.

I need to confirm that this part number: 28391FE170 is the correct front axle for my car.

I usually order my OEM parts through Subaru's official parts site: parts.subaru.com.

The above part number is indeed listed there as fitting my car: https://parts.subaruofglendale.net/p...8391FE170.html

The only issue is that the provided diagram for the part doesn't look like an axle to me. It could be that they just don't have the correct images there.

I searched the part number and it did come up as fitting MY2004 wrxs and stis, specifically on this site: https://www.subarupartsdeal.com/part...8391fe170.html

I believe that most MY2004 drivetrain parts fit on MY2002 WRXs, but I want to be sure before I place an order.

So, can you guys help me confirm that this part is the correct one?
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:05 PM   #2
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Ok so the 02 WRX wagon axles are basically the same as GC fitment, as width is the same. As they are not as wide. They are female axles at the transmission. 04 wagon axles are male at the transmission side.

Part number I can't help with. I can tell you to try http://opposedforces.com/parts/impreza/us_g11/type_20/

I have used AutoZone and pepboys axles without any issue. I'm not nice to my drivetrain. 4 gear sets and many related parts. Never had axle issues at 240 to 300hp. Clutch drops, launching and any abuse I could toss at it short of off-road.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:06 PM   #3
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Ok so the 02 WRX wagon axles are basically the same as GC fitment, as width is the same. As they are not as wide. They are female axles at the transmission. 04 wagon axles are male at the transmission side.

Part number I can't help with. I can tell you to try http://opposedforces.com/parts/impreza/us_g11/type_20/

I have used AutoZone and pepboys axles without any issue. I'm not nice to my drivetrain. 4 gear sets and many related parts. Never had axle issues at 240 to 300hp. Clutch drops, launching and any abuse I could toss at it short of off-road.
Thanks for the info. It's weird that the diagrams on that site still show a male inner end. I'm gonna keep researching and I'll update this thread once I fond a definitive answer. I'll also take a look at the GC part number and see if it matches.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:50 PM   #4
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So, I found the correct OEM part number for the front axles.

2002 WRX Wagon 5MT front axle part number: 28321FE082

On a side note, was trying to replace my front control arms and wheel bearings today and found out that my front driver's side axle is fused stuck in the hub. Tried using a hub puller, but it didn't budge even a little bit.

So, almost definitely going to need new axles now. OEM are $420 each. That's insane! I found the same part on https://www.subaruparts.com/oem-part...bly-28321fe082 for less, but I'm not sure how reputable that seller is.
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:31 AM   #5
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I've been buying oem parts from 1stsubaruparts.com with good luck. Shipping can take about a week, but it's not bad. Plus, they're significantly cheaper than the dealership.

I've heard good things about Subaruparts.com but have never used them myself. You should be fine with either site.
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