Originally Posted by Snoopymatt
iwire is decent but charges like 1k to do a merged harness. thats crazy to pay that when shops can do it for 700 or less.
as far as swap goes i've heard its really simple. either get an entire wrx and swap over the dash and everything and merge in little stuff like doors and windows and lights. or get an engine, harness, ecu, and notched cross member from a wrx and have it merged. I've been told its a weekend swap so can't be that hard once you aquire all the parts.
I had Brian do my wiring harness last year and I paid 700 plus shipping one way. I would say that is reasonable. Also Brian was amazingly helpful in troubleshooting. I couldn't get the car to turn over. He stayed on the phone with me while we went through every possibility checking the harness. We eventually found a broken wire from the previous owner. Just saying that I had a positive experience and would go with iwire I I was to do it all over.