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1997 STI RA Driveshaft

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Hi all,

 

Turns out the u-joints on my driveshaft are seizing/notchy, causing the car to vibrate. I've been told that you cant service/replace just the joints so need to replace the whole shaft.

 

Can anyone tell me if the RA is the same as STI/WRX driveshaft? New from Subaru is around $1,800 so definitely keen to avoid. 

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yes, the same. Try partsouq for a cheaper price... might not have that part though.

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General rule is driveshaft from the same model with the same type of gearbox are the same length i.e. all 5 speed gc8's are the same length.

There are different bolt pattern diff/driveshaft flanges, I'm not sure what causes these to change, they may differ between r160 (non sti diff) and r180 (sti diff) so could be something to check.

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Give ADL Autoparts a call regarding rebuild of your driveshaft to see if it can be rebuilt.Hard to find good second hand parts for gc8’s now.

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