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This is a discussion on "How hard is it to do this myself?" List within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by mmiller2002 Eh, no thanks...too much How To - Swap a 2004 USDM STi Steering Wheel into a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmiller2002 View Post
    You mean the steering wheel? You don't need that. Plus I don't think the air bag will work correctly. I'm just talking about the rack itself.
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    Oops, wrong link.

    Is the rack a straight bolt-in?
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    Like I said, I think it depends on the year (of the rack).
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    Thinking of swapping different suspension springs in place of stock ready go!?
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    Pretty easy but you need a spring compressor. Loosen the top nut from in the car/ hood before you take them off if you can without them spinning. An impact wrench helps if that doesn't work, and then you can just do them off of the car. It can be done in a couple hours but I'd give it 4 total if it is your first one.

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    I was just wondering this us my first Subaru wrx and I don't know about these cars but I was wondering when you do an oil change do you have to lift the whole car up or just jack up the front
    And also where are the spark plugs and wires at

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    There are no wires. The plugs are located centrally on each cylinder head, one per cylinder, each under its own coil.

    I can't tell you whether you fit under your car to do an oil change. I fit under mine.
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    Access to the plugs is easier than it looks. I can't fit under the car for oil changes, but that's my fault, not the car's...
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    Good stickie for us new guys. Particularly myself since I'm not mechanically inclined whatsoever but I'll learn

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    Old sticky I know, but since its been revived... How about an engine swap, specifically a 2002 wrx?

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    How about swapping out the rear hub assembly on a 2005 WRX? Trouble is, I cant seem to find reputable hub/bearing assemblies sold complete and ready to install, and I sure as hell dont want to be bothered pressing the bearing into the hub. Any suggestions? If you do happen to have a part number for a complete REAR Hub and bearing assembly that wont break in 10K miles, It would be my version of winning the lottery right now. Thanks in advance
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