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Old 02-20-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
Bugzy22
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Default 01 2.5 RS 06 STI Swap

I picked this 2001 2.5 RS a few months ago with plans to do a STI swap.



I finally found a wrecked 2006 STI for a decent price. After 300 miles and a finger in the butt at the Canadian border, I got this bad boy to the garage.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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Pulled the dash and the harness today....

The dash bar:

Harness:
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:31 AM   #3
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thats my dream project!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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I plan to pull the engine and tranny this weekend.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:21 AM   #5
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sub'd...doin the same thing...
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #6
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The Body looks like it went through hell, but the wheels/tires look pristine? What on earth happened to the car?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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It was hit in the front right fender. The guy I bought it off of owned a body shop and he took the roof and all of the body panels except the quarter panels. It's super easy to work with now that it doesn't have a roof. I'll be posting more pics this weekend when I pull the engine and tranny
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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nice. keep us in the loop.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #9
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Sooo, I had a little issue with my engine lift. The Hydraulic pump is shot so I am waiting for it to be rebuilt... In the meantime, I pulled all of the axles and suspension parts off the donor car. I tell you what, it was a pain in the a**. It seems that the accident that the car was in caused some serious damage to the suspension parts. Thus forcing me to cut one of the rear ladder bars.

Cut ladder bar: it was seriously bent.


Rusted A** ladder bar bolt

Axles/hubs/brakes/struts. I left everything together as much as possible.


sorry for the crappy photos but if you look closely one of the ladder bars is still attached to the hub. I think the bolt is either bent or rusted so badly that its seized in there. All attempts to remove it have been futile. The pb blaster isnt phasing it.. Hope to have the engine out as soon as i get that hydraulic pump back.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:41 AM   #10
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Hey, please please please try to document the dash swap and gd dash harness work. I can't, for the life of me, find any concrete info on what needs to happen to make the gd wirin plug into the Rs chassis. If the gd harness can be unpinned and have the Rs connectors inserted so it plugs into the Rs vehicle harness, ill be quite happy. I much prefer swapping pins/connectors over cutting and soldering.

I'm also wanting to see what you do for the dash beam. I'm hoping to see a good way of doing it rather than the easy way.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #11
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Hey, please please please try to document the dash swap and gd dash harness work. I can't, for the life of me, find any concrete info on what needs to happen to make the gd wirin plug into the Rs chassis. If the gd harness can be unpinned and have the Rs connectors inserted so it plugs into the Rs vehicle harness, ill be quite happy. I much prefer swapping pins/connectors over cutting and soldering.

I'm also wanting to see what you do for the dash beam. I'm hoping to see a good way of doing it rather than the easy way.
Im planning on swapping the gd dash into the gc as well if that is what you are inquiring about. There should be little wiring work needed. I am sending the harness off to Chase Bays for a mil-spec and tucked harness. Keep posted, as this is far from being close to that point yet.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:00 PM   #12
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Its been a while, heres my progress thus far.

STI Transmission:


STI Fuel Cell:


STI Rear Diff and rear subframe braces:


Face to face


Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty!
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #13
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Now for the rs!


with the fenders and bumper off:








I have some rust below the battery that needs some attention.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:23 PM   #14
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coming out nice please keep updated, i should be doing the same thing very soon...
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #15
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Here's some updates:
I have fully stripped the rs and now I'm prepping to bolt up the STI components.
I pressure washed the engine bay/ undercarriage of the chassis as well as the rear subframe brace and cross member. I was tired of sweeping a ton of dirt every time I got underneath the car.





I am installing the STI gas tank and rear-end this week. I will post pics next weekend.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #16
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Awesome write up!
I'm doing this swap also as a future project
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #17
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keep it up! looks awesome!
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #18
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Looks really good subscribed to see what your doing
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #19
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Anyone advice on aftermarket rear control arms? I've been looking at whitelines as well as perrin. There's a big price difference in the two just seeing if anyone has experience with either of them. I've heard that the whitelines are a PITA to do alignments with but I don't know why they would be....
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:27 AM   #20
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Bump for updates
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:28 PM   #21
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Doing this next month cant wait! Bump for updates homie
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:00 PM   #22
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Heres some updates:

STi tranny/driveline/rear diff/axles/ knuckles/ suspension all installed.



Rust issue fixed. Im relocating the battery to the trunk.





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Old 05-14-2014, 01:00 PM   #23
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Good work!
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