will GC8 fwd CV axle work for 93 awd LGTW?

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will GC8 fwd CV axle work for 93 awd LGTW?

Post by burnt_toast » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:50 pm

Just picked one up and had cross referenced that the awd GC8 was the same, but think I saw a different p# for the fwd..

(cv axle going on fwd passenger side)

is there any critical difference? length? or can it still work, appreciate any feedback!
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Re: will GC8 fwd CV axle work for 93 awd LGTW?

Post by mike-tracy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:14 pm

The fwd Impreza and legacy axles were beefier than AWD models. I can confirm the fwd legacy axles fit, haven't tried the impreza ones.
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Re: will GC8 fwd CV axle work for 93 awd LGTW?

Post by burnt_toast » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 pm

mike-tracy wrote:The fwd Impreza and legacy axles were beefier than AWD models. I can confirm the fwd legacy axles fit, haven't tried the impreza ones.
cool. might try to tackle this on my own soon as I have some free time, hopefully. will try to report back, maybe snap some pics
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Re: will GC8 fwd CV axle work for 93 awd LGTW?

Post by burnt_toast » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:58 pm

update on this, the fwd CV axle from GC8 impreza did in fit up, no problem. at least in my case

However, its possible this was in fact a GC8 awd axle.. kind of an unknown as seller just had it sitting around unused. so not making an claims for certain here.
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Re: will GC8 fwd CV axle work for 93 awd LGTW?

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:57 am

They are physically larger, both the shaft and the cups, you'd definitely notice.. Over the years, I'm sure many a thrifty owner swapped in the AWD to replace busted FWD's. Either way, a good axle beats a broken axle any day!
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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