I'm well into doing my own budget n/a build on my green and gold 2000 obs.
Found a SOHC 2.5 out of a legacy wagon in a local yard for $300 and jumped in with both feet.
Did my research, used this thread as a major source of reference.
This is what I have in the works;
stage 2 port and polish
1500 cam regrind-both provided by delta cams
ported throttle body-provided by Grimmspeed
equal length obx stainless header
high flow catalytic converter, 2.25 midpipe
weapon r intake
lightened flywheel/clutch combo
I've already done;
agx struts/eibach lowering springs (subtle rear end saggy spacers)
obx short shifter and kartboy shifter bushings
wrx wheels and front brakes
whiteline end links front and rear-rear wrx swaybar- front wrx swaybar going on when i do exhaust
group n motor/trans mounts
ebay top front and rear strut bars
leather interior out of a legacy outback wagon
belltronics 955 power cord hardwire
looking to complete swap in the next 2 weeks.
waiting for heads and intake to come back and a few parts to arrive.
will re-assemble/time motor, then put into car.
Doing the transmission quill rework whilst motor is out of car