I was talking to a JDM importer today and he swears up and down that an STi engine swap into a 99 2.5RS cannot be done without a crossmember from a turbo Impreza (up to 2004).
Is this true? Looking into the engine compartment there seems to be tons of room to slip a 2.5" or 3" DP in there.
Can an STi engine be swapped in without a turbo cross member? I don't mind (and am able to) modifying or even contructing a new DP or UP if necessary. But how do say Rallispec's kit get around this issue?