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post #1 of 5 Old 04-26-2010, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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US Vs. Euro Spec

does anyone know where or how to get a wrx/sti switched form US to euro spec, so you'd be driving right hand not left hand? Is it possible or is it better to import a car from the UK?

if i buy one (which right now is a very likely possibility) id be interested in doing that.
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If you enjoy passing people on two lane highways or merging into traffic easily this is a terrible idea. In the US the highway system and traffic laws are all designed with consideration to the driver being on the left side of the vehicle. It's nice to be different but there is a point at which it is so impractical that it's not worth it.

If you do this I think you will immediately regret it.

To answer your actual question, it would likely be a crapload of work and a lot of money in parts to switch the LHD to RHD, you are probably better off buying an RHD car. Should be fun to try to drive with the pedals backward and the shifter on the other side. I bet you could get a steering wheel with pedals and a shifter as a computer peripheral that is RHD so you can get used to it before you buy the car. Pick up one of those and a driving sim and you'll be all trained up before your car is in the country.

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I remember someone converting a Spec C RA car into a legal US vehicle which included swapping RHD to LHD. I believe it cost him about 10-12k in new parts to do it.

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the LHD and RHD use different turbo layouts. There is no point in this change.

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mmm... yeah, pretty much with enough money, almost anything is possible.

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