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As title states, I got this off a parts car I had, and do t recall the seller saying what xmember this was. The rear is my rs one. I think its a wrx, but idk. If I've had a turbo xmember sitting here for 3+ yrs I'm gonna trip out, lol...



Can snap a better pic if its required..
 

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Need to see the bottom to properly id the frame. It's a GD frame for sure because of the mounting for the front section frame.
 

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Need to see the bottom to properly id the frame. It's a GD frame for sure because of the mounting for the front section frame.
Are you talking about that bracket/bolt that sticks out towards the front on both ends? What exactly is that for? I've been wondering that since I did my swap. It slightly hits a part of the body under the car and wondered if I should just cut it off.
 

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Are you talking about that bracket/bolt that sticks out towards the front on both ends? What exactly is that for? I've been wondering that since I did my swap. It slightly hits a part of the body under the car and wondered if I should just cut it off.
Yes. This is what also gave the GD chassis a certain % stiffness over the GC body. Fyi, that hugh U frame won't work on the GC body.



From what I know from the STi model.

This is a 04 F. subframe.


And this what the 05+ F. subframe looks like.
 

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So on a gd, it has that u frame, then the xmember bolts to that?
More like, the crossmember bolts to the chassis, just like the GC, and then the u-frame bolts to the crossmember, and at a bunch of other points going towards the front of the car to stiffen up the front end.
 

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Are you talking about that bracket/bolt that sticks out towards the front on both ends? What exactly is that for? I've been wondering that since I did my swap. It slightly hits a part of the body under the car and wondered if I should just cut it off.
Yeah cut it off if using a gd crossmemeber in a gc. It's useless.
 
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