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  1. How are you guys killing EJ 5-Speeds?! My 2002 WRX was bought new by my father, we dual drove it in Autox for 5 years, maybe 10 events per year. I beat the piss out of my transmission: doughnuts and drifting in the snow, racing with multiple drivers, speed shifting, etc. The only thing we have never done with this transmission is a high-rpm clutch drop. The engine spun a rod bearing at 80k, but it wasn't until about 150k+ miles that the center differential started making noise, which seems to be a common failure mode for the Phase 2 5-speeds. I can't speak for anyone's experience but my own, and my experience it that if treated with even a modicum of mechanical empathy, the 5-speed transmission is as strong as it needs to be for the WRX. Heck, my 2002's "AA" transmission is the weakest one the USDM WRX was ever delivered with, still no problem shearing gears.
  2. Has your car ever been in a collision? Bend trailing rod?
  3. carfreak85

    Fuji rabbit scooter

    Yeah, you can send it in a message, or email it to me: soobcrazy at gmail (dot) com
  4. carfreak85

    Fuji rabbit scooter

    Do you have any photos of the Rabbit? My aunt lives in Waukesha and could possibly store it for me.
  5. carfreak85

    Retro fit power steering 82 GL

    That WRX pump might put out too much pressure for the original rack. Did you research the specs on the two pumps before selecting, installing and plumbing the WRX unit?
  6. BFGs are HEAVY, I'd look for a lighter tire. Could probably save yourself ~20+ lbs of unsprung.
  7. carfreak85

    Rear CV Axles

    Yes, 100% interchangeable between series 1 and series 2.
  8. carfreak85

    Rear CV Axles

    Later EA82s use CVs in the rear halfshafts outer joint, at least in USDM-land.
  9. I don't know if it's the biggest factor when converting a Gen 1 to use Gen 2 front brakes, I've never done the swap. But if you're grabbing a hodgepodge of EA81 parts, it's something to keep in mind.
  10. Wide calipers with vented rotors, skinny calipers with solid rotors. That's the major compatibility change to be aware of for EA81s.
  11. Were you still interested in an EA81T engine?

  12. Having spent time in EA81s, then a GD WRX before buying my first EA82 chassis, I'd have to agree on principle with @GeneralDisorder, if not in spirit. The EJ chassis is the easy button going forward for many reasons and have proven just as, if not more, mechanically durable than the EA82.
  13. carfreak85

    EA81-T Fuel Pump

    Yeah, that's not factory EA81T...
  14. carfreak85

    Shifter bushings?

    Delrin or urethane rod stock both work well for shifter bushings.