Yeah, that's where I got that info haha. Then I verified it myself by going through all the parts diagrams for 98-00. The part numbers for the 98 RS stuff is different than the Forester though, even 98 only.Ahh I think you're right, and I think I posted that in that long ass thread lol
You are right. With my genuine 98 RS condenser, and the 98 forester lines, everything lines up and is the correct length, and clears my 91-94 turbo legacy radiator. Ill fix my graphic and info in this thread so I don't lead anyone else astray. Thanks for the correction.Yeah, that's where I got that info haha. Then I verified it myself by going through all the parts diagrams for 98-00. The part numbers for the 98 RS stuff is different than the Forester though, even 98 only.
This is the thread FXTrev and I are referring to: Swapped GC, Radiator Clearance?You got that right, about 50 99-01's for every 98 out there. When you do see them, they're usually mint though!
I saw this one. I now see what you mean about not having the plastic pieces on the sides (the oem setups.)I fixed the graphic, the difference is 99-00 Foresters will also work for the condenser and lines. If you want the slim metal shrouded fans, that is still something that came on 98 RS/98 Forester only, from what I can tell.
R1819 or GC8 or 91-94 Turbo Legacy radiators will all do the same thing, interchange with the same fans, but as far as I know only the R1819 aftermarket radiators are all aluminum. From personal experience the 91-94 OEM radiators last over a decade.I appreciate the feedback and corrections. I got about 10-11 pages into that thread and just had to walk away. Sooo many skinned cats... R1819 is the most common answer, but I don’t need anything to that level. I think it would be overkill. I may try to find a legacy turbo one like you have. They are getting awfully hard to find anymore. If I do find one and fans, are those fans ideal for the swap?
I appreciate and sorry for having you repeat yourself man. I got confused when Fxtrev started bringing up points, but I'm glad he did that way my search criteria was able to expand. Changing from 1998 to 98-00 makes a big difference. I haven't been able to find the parts on anything like carparts or subaruparts so I think I'm left to another junkyard trip. I'm pretty pumped about my 91-94 legacy Koyo rad that is on its way. Easily the newest and nicest piece that will be on the car so far haha.R1819 or GC8 or 91-94 Turbo Legacy radiators will all do the same thing, interchange with the same fans, but as far as I know only the R1819 aftermarket radiators are all aluminum. From personal experience the 91-94 OEM radiators last over a decade.
As I mentioned before, the 98 RS or Forester fans fit that/those radiators. Additionally, the 91-94 Legacy turbo fans and GC8 turbo fans fit. The slight differences are in the plugs (no problem to resplice with the correct ones for your car) and what style coolant overflow bottle fits. All these ones are the slim metal shrouded fans, and will give you the best clearance you can get from OEM parts.
No, not a problem at all man. A lot of info. out there and like Mike said, there's definitely more than one way to skin a cat. Definitely nice knowing oem pieces can be used on these swaps though.Haha sorry, I didn't mean to confuse. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't confused with the info I had.