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Well, what about the S40/V50 AWD rear subframe?
 

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[quote author=TEXNTHREE link=topic=134642.msg2906869#msg2906869 date=1233611325]
Well, what about the S40/V50 AWD rear subframe?
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I'm looking now. About 1300 online (http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getJointLocator&siteid=213784&chapter=&sectionids=24,2788&groupid=2523&subgroupid=2798&componentid=6383&make=36&model=S40&year=2007&catalogid=2&displayCatalogid=0)

However, i'm not sure if it will fit without modification. If i had to build my own, might as well start from scratch...

I need to get under one and measure the subframe, the trailing links/hubs and the front-to-back width.
 

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It might take some modification for upper mounts, due to the body style configurations...but I would think it'd be a great start.

Also, don't have to get new subframes, go to an auto recycler.
 

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[quote author=TEXNTHREE link=topic=134642.msg2906898#msg2906898 date=1233611943]
It might take some modification for upper mounts, due to the body style configurations...but I would think it'd be a great start.

Also, don't have to get new subframes, go to an auto recycler.
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I'm thinking that I might have to take some base measurements and go find some parts at the auto yard. The problem is that it's not like these are easy to find. I figued out that I can order the rear subframe, arms, and knuckles for ~2500 new.

I have decided that my budget is somewhere in the neighborhood of 15k - which is about what it would cost me to buy and STi after selling my MS3 and moderatly prep it.
 

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This is older than the dirt in the grave I found it in but Im glad to see Im not the only one thinking of changing the drive wheel specs. I want an AWD sedan but the sentiment is there. I found a MS6 AWD for parts online and down the rabbit hole i went. Doing research on dimensions and such. This car even still has the turbo which Im guessing Ill need due to power loss from adding 2 drive wheels. Anyway I wonder how it went for you.
 
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