2003 wrx 4eat or 1993-2001 4 eat??
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    2003 wrx 4eat or 1993-2001 4 eat??

    I don't think i really have the money to buy a 2003 wrx 4eat so i was thinking by a clean 4 door 1993-2001 impreza 4eat and mod it. i know it has no turbo and its nowhere as quick as a wrx or sti since its a 4eat but can you mod it to be faster? im sticking with a 4eat so please no lets buy a mtx... im pretty certain most of the suspension mods from most wrx and sti years can be fitted into a 1993-2001 impreza. please correct me if im wrong....
    The main reason im looking at a impreza is its cheaper than a wrx and better gas millage but also has the same potential to handle like a sti, once again correct me if im wrong...
    fyi i drive an auto merc cougar which i like but im thinking a impreza with the right mods would blow it out of the water in the handling department?
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    Suspension components are available and the main limitation will be sensible cost - throwing thousands at a car worth about that same amount isn't easy to rationalize.

    The wheel wells are relatively narrow compared to late cars.

    The engine is not worth bothering.

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    Suspension does not swap over.
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    So why an automatic again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    So why an automatic again?
    Because I want an automatic. What I meant was is there a lot of sus parts for the 93-02 impreza? Sway bars, strut bars, coil overs, proper adjustment sets if you lower the car 2-3 inches etc? Could you fit a 17x7 or 7.5 wheel on the car? 225/45/zr17?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarsman View Post
    Because I want an automatic. What I meant was is there a lot of sus parts for the 93-02 impreza? Sway bars, strut bars, coil overs, proper adjustment sets if you lower the car 2-3 inches etc? Could you fit a 17x7 or 7.5 wheel on the car? 225/45/zr17?
    Sure there are lots of parts. If you lower the car that much you're not gaining anything. Those are fairly large wheels to fit on those cars but with the proper offset you should be able to get them on. Plus the 4eat is kinda meh anyway...
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    The cost of wheels and suspension may however bridge all or most of the price gap between older and new age cars, making the entire exercise pointless. I'd do the math first and I'd either buy another brand or a turbo Subaru I actually want.
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    okay so i found a 95 Subaru impreza that is an auto, but the trans isn't in it.... the guy wants 700 for it. What do i need to do a mtx trans swap? how hard would that be?

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    Gearbox, hydraulics, slave and master cylinders, clutch, ECU, shifter, trim pieces, pedals, and I believe flywheel but don't remember.

    In general the only Subaru worth converting in this manner is the SVX. For all other models it makes more sense to buy the car you want in one piece in my view.
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