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Old 03-25-2017, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default 1999 Legacy Crossmember for Turbo Swap

I apologize, I know this subject has been discussed before, but as I understand there are several compatible crossmembers, but some change something about the swaybar, and others are different widths and need to shim the control arms. Just wondering what turbo models would be a direct swap without shimming the control arms, and what I need to do to make the sway bars work?

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Old 03-27-2017, 12:05 AM   #2
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Not sure what steering rack the legacy's use but on my 96 Impreza I looked for 02-04 WRX xmember or 90-94 legacy turbo xmember. I used 02 xmember and had to shim control arms(which is very easy honestly), but if you don't want to do that you can get 90-94 legacy turbo xmember which shouldn't require shimming the control arms. That being if the steering rack is the same and fits it correctly. I'm using a front sway bar from a 2004 WRX wagon.
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:33 PM   #3
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+1 - use the '91-'94 Legacy SS or TW X-member and turbo sway bar - SS, TW, WRX, STI.

And a note that you can't use your stock NA exhaust header w/the turbo cross-member - it won't clear the DP bulge...In case you wanted to do the upgrade in stages, or swap the engine back later.
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