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  1. oh come on. My friend/coworker drives a 430whp 460wtq 06 wrx and so far (a year or so) his 5-speed is holding up fine. I can think of at least two other people I know personally running 400+whp through a 5-speed without trouble, one for over 40k miles. Yeah, they'll break, but generally only when you're doing something stupid.
  2. I made an adapter harness for the 93-94 legacy that allows you to put any 95+ radio in the car. http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?t=28370
  3. I just swapped the buckle. I did have to drill out a rivet but after that it fit on there and worked fine. The only problem was occasionally having to dig for the lap belt because I didn't stick on the plastic guide.
  4. Hey guess what you're one of them. Here's a nice explanation why it won't work: if you really want to save money on gas drive less or trade-in for a corolla.
  5. yeah I got mine for $100 (fronts only). they'll sit about an inch higher at the lowest setting, and you can't swap rails.
  6. Those, or T-bolt clamps, are the way to go. too bad they're $5-10 each.
  7. turbo is oil lubricated, and water-cooled. Oh, and here's a piston I pulled out of an 07 sti today: I like to call that reason #1 not to have some guy opensource road tune your car.
  8. I've seen a few of them (ok there are 4 at our shop right now) but it generally only happens when they're poorly modified and tuned. I'd take the turbo because it's a much better base to get more power out of. With a downpipe and good tune you'll see at least an extra 50 hp at the wheels.
  9. Well, you can always just make your own. An intake, downpipe and a tune is about all it takes to be at the 380S power levels.
  10. if you have the same year, the only difference is the angle of the bolt holes in the clevis if you're using wrx sedan parts.
  11. I posted that here too btw in the repair manual.
  12. put a little dab of the sealant on the valve cover gasket anywhere it makes a sharp corner up or down (from the plane of the head) too.
  13. it's not like subaru has their own foundry and makes the rotors themselves anyway. They're probably made by centric or something. Subaru also has a Canadian/American line of parts, so there can be two part numbers for the same thing, where one is from Subaru of Japan and the other is from SOC. Plus rotors are basically a flat piece of iron. As long as they're straight when they come out of the box it doesn't matter much.
  14. there's no adjustment. Are the slider pins greased up? otherwise the caliper can stick a bit and wedge the pad against the rotor. Once you start moving it won't be a problem unless they're really seized up.
  15. I posted that here too actually. Although the nasioc thread has been updated slightly.
  16. I think there may be a thread somewhere that explains the different brakes that are on Subarus. Perhaps in the repair manual section with brake stuff.
  17. probably wear clips. you pop them onto the corners of the pads so that when they wear down the clip squeals on the rotor.
  18. no. Pull the caliper bracket and the rotor pops right off. But for reference the lug part number is 610-401
  19. yeah, there are these two things I like to call the green brackets of death. They sit right above the fuel rails and don't really do all that much. Generally after I take them off they don't get put back on the car. There are also just a few random tapped holes that aren't used for anything I think.
  20. Ha, I was a little confused there... Anyhow, the subframe mounting is the same on all 1st and 2nd gen cars, so it should work on all 90-99 Legacys, all 93-01 Imprezas, all Foresters, and 95-99 Outbacks. Manuals and automatics have different transmission mounting so that would probably be an issue if you wanted to space that out. You'd probably also want to make new pitch stops depending on the amount of lift. What does change is the rear strut top bolt pattern. 1st and 2nd gen differ. So plates that space the struts tops downward would have to be different for a 2nd gen car.
  21. 93-01 Impreza and 90-94 Legacy are the 1st generation of the cars, and the platform is nearly the same except for the length. The Legacy is about 4" longer from what I've heard. The 98-02 Forester is also based on the 1st gen impreza chassis. The 02-07 Impreza and 95-99 Legacy (2nd gen) are also very similar, once again except for length. 2nd gen foresters once again are based off this impreza chassis. The 3rd gen Legacy 00-04 is kind of an odd-ball and doesn't share much with other cars. The new 08 Imprezas and 05+ Legacys are also nearly the same chassis. Anyway, the lift points are the pinch seams below the doors, and if the lift can adjust 6 or so inches in length it will work on all subarus.