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post #31 of 37 Old 12-23-2011, 08:17 PM
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All turbo subarus have an LSD rear diff but N/A 3.90s are open

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post #32 of 37 Old 12-23-2011, 08:25 PM
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Just looking for some advice I am buying an 04 wrx with 42000 and supposedly a 1000 on the motor what are some things to look for any help will be greatly appreciated

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I can understand you looking around and being smart about your investments. I envy you for being in the region you are. Subarus are a dime a dozen there, so Im sure finding parts at a good price arent as challenging as being in some other areas. I wish you the best of luck and hope you get your beautiful baby up and running soon.

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post #34 of 37 Old 12-23-2011, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help and support guys.

Irish, that was the strangest segway for a thread Jack Lol. Open a new thread and we'll be happy to help.

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All turbo subarus have an LSD rear diff but N/A 3.90s are open
Subaru got cheap on the 3rd Gens and dropped the rear LSD because they added VDC (electronic stabilty control).

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So, yes the manual 5 spd 3rd gens are:

Front diff: Open
Center: Mechanical 50/50 split
Rear: Open

And I must say that you can upgrade the guts all day long on a 5 spd and still torque flex the bell housing. Granted I loved my 5 spd when I owned my WRX. But, either you love shifting to get the most out of your car or you can drive a slushbox. Brandon has driven both and he can choose which ever path fits his budget/preference. Its just one freaking gear. If a shorter ratio was such a bad thing...then why do the older lotus elise's have a short ratio and people say they drive like a go cart on steroids. When all the car has is a Celica engine. !Laugh! The light body weight has something to do with it....but, people rave about the short ratio gets that car moving quick as greased lighting. each his own I guess. It just gets old for me.

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I'm in the same boat as well. My04 with 125K is having the binding issues and rather than spending 500+ for a brand new one I'm looking for a used. This sucks

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post #37 of 37 Old 09-06-2012, 05:42 AM
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Have you looked online at the graveyards? Might be your best bet. @shamrock

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