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Old 03-28-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question Anyone using an STi key in a GC8?

Is anybody using one? I just want to know if it will work in a MY00.
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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There have been threads on this in the past, it can be made to work but you have to file it down as it's too thick for the GC.
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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I've seen it, but you have to shave the key to fit.
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Old 03-28-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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Alright, that sounds like something I can do, thank you for your help
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:29 AM   #5
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make sure u tell the keysmith to go SLOWLY

the #1 rated place in my town f****d mine up and wouldnt warranty their work on my key
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:41 AM   #6
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Yes, I have an STi key in a MY00 RS. You do have to shave it down and they key will only work in the ignition, not the doors, trunk or glovebox.
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:59 AM   #7
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i noticed that, pretty weird
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Old 03-29-2004, 05:30 AM   #8
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Get the Spec C key, it's way hotter!

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Old 03-29-2004, 07:41 AM   #9
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Mine works just fine and no shaveing it down.
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:57 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by ghedo icy
Get the Spec C key, it's way hotter!
What does it look like and where can I find one?
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:05 PM   #11
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If this is what your talking about I am not very impressed



Sure it would be way differant from everyone else but they just dont look that cool. I have never been a big crome fan.
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Old 03-29-2004, 04:49 PM   #12
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I think it's bad ass!

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Old 03-29-2004, 11:01 PM   #13
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Last time I cut an STi key for my GC it fit perfectly. No shaving, not cutting other than tracing the key (please note it will only fit the ignition). Go figure. I couldn't even get the first one in the ignition lock .


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Old 03-30-2004, 01:02 AM   #14
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Why does it only fit the ignition?
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:22 AM   #15
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It'll fit all the locks, it just takes a little more massaging (filing) to make it work.
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:28 AM   #16
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have an sti key for my 01 its nice heavy and clunky the way i like it its also really really sturdy i think id have a hard time snapping it
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Old 03-30-2004, 04:46 PM   #17
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Do you file some of the tip off, or do you shave off some of it off the side? I heard of both ways i think.
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:37 PM   #18
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I think its off the sides, I also heard you can wear it down a bit with using it in your trunk for like 15 minutes, just keep opening it and that will help wear it down.
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Old 03-31-2004, 01:13 PM   #19
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I had mine traced and it works in every cylinder except the trunk without shaving or filing it.
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Old 04-02-2004, 05:00 AM   #20
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Mine works fine everywhere but the trunk. No filing or anything...it all just depends on how worn your locks are.

I only ever use it in the ignition, though thanks to RKE.
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:16 AM   #21
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Got my STi blank cut today and the guy said it won't work because the ridge (for the lack of a better word) is too think between the two cuts in the black.

Low and behold...it is.

What have others done to fix this???

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Old 04-08-2004, 03:13 PM   #22
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Nothing- it just worked. I tried one of the other blanks I cut that didn't work before this past weekend, and it does now. I can't explain it .


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Old 04-08-2004, 05:38 PM   #23
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Perhaps the lock sets on the RS's are a bit different than the OBS ones...

I need to get some jewler's files and see if I can make it work.

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Old 04-23-2004, 09:22 PM   #24
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I got mine today and it works!!!

Just take it to a Subaru dealer, they will say no it wont work because your key is an SR5 key and the STi key is a SR8. Say just stick it in your machine and do it, trust me it will work. They will argue with you a little more but he will eventually do it. When you get it the key will barely fit, stick it in and out a bunch of times to wear it down and it will work fine.

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Old 05-05-2004, 08:32 PM   #25
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After using mine for a couple of months it fits the driver door, ignition, trunk but still not the passenger door. Just keep using it and have the original handy till the STI key works.
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