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Thread: WRX pedals and radiator in 99 Legacy Outback

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    WRX pedals and radiator in 99 Legacy Outback

    So I'm in the middle of doing a WRX swap, have the whole drivetrain in the car and bolted up. I pulled my dash today and went to put on the 04 WRX pedal assembly I have from my donor car and the bolts on the top part dont line up with the body. I pulled them back out and put them next to my outback pedals and sure enough the bolts are about a half inch farther away up top. I'm confused though since I've seen multiple build threads where people have swapped them in. Has anyone else ran into this issue?

    Also, I had bought a 2 core WRX radiator only to find out the other day it is about 2 inches too tall to fit in the engine bay. The top of my hood will hit it. Anyone gotten a WRX radiator to fit in their car or have any clever ideas on how to make it work?, the only thing I can think of is to cut the radiator support bar which I really dont want to have to do.

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    I feel dumb, I took another look at the WRX brake and clutch pedals and realized they are just covers, went ahead and took them off and put them on my legacy outback pedals!, problem solved!. Just need to figure out fitment on that radiator now

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    Yeah i ran into the same issue putting WRX pedals into a 93 Impreza. I just forced them in. Worst case scenario you could just drill the holes slightly larger, and/or swap to a WRX master cylinder (probably more work than is worth it)

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    I'm on the hunt for a turbo radiator made for the 2nd gens. Everyone i know with a swapped 2nd gen cut their frame out and re welded it a couple inches shorter to clear the hood. This was not as simple as it seems. Still on the hunt for one.

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    just use your stock radiator...

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    If you really like reading, this thread has a bunch of info. and theory regarding putting a custom radiator into a second gen. race car. The radiator talk starts about page 17 IIRC. I also know of a second gen. Baja racer that uses the stock radiator so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elislider View Post
    just use your stock radiator...
    Yeah, I'm sure it's probably up to the task. Subaru cooling systems have always been overbuilt in my experience (as long as there isn't a clog or a blown headgasket).
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