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Old 06-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default WRX/STI engine swap??

I currently have an 06 impreza 2.5i with only 50xxxx miles. I want to upgrade to either a wrx or sti, so my question is... Would it be worth the money to get an WRX/STI engine swap into my current car, or just sell what i have and use the money to buy a WRX/STI??? Let me know what you think...
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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Sell current.

Buy Wrx or sti.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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sell it
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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If you want to go the WRX/STi route, then you have some options to consider:

How much money do you want to spend? Do you want to spend it all at once or would it be better to do it as-you-go?

Do you want to buy something more turn-key, or do you want to work on your car yourself?

Even if you buy a used WRX/STi, you still have to consider that you are unaware of what may be wrong with the car you buy, so you may have to fix a little or a lot of things.

If you get the WRX/STi, it will come with suspension changes not available on your current car, BUT you can modify your suspension with upgrades to be WRX/STi-like.

Get the idea?
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Buy a salvaged STI donor car for approx 4-6k or a WRX for 2-3k and swap everything over, check out copart.com. Why buy another 25k+ car, unless u want it to be turn key and don't want the down time associated with swapping everything over. But if u don't mind getting dirty and spending the time doing the swap it can be cost effective.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Buy a salvaged STI donor car for approx 4-6k or a WRX for 2-3k and swap everything over, check out copart.com. Why buy another 25k+ car, unless u want it to be turn key and don't want the down time associated with swapping everything over. But if u don't mind getting dirty and spending the time doing the swap it can be cost effective.
4-6k usually gets you either the engine, or the transmission......
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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Ya of u buy them piece by piece. Check out Copart.com u can get a whole car for that much
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #8
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This is one of those questions that if you have to ask...

Just jack up the radiator cap on your 2.5i and drive a WRX, or STi underneath.
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