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Old 04-17-2010, 02:53 AM   #1
Jefe009
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I had never seen this done, and I wanted ej257 power with lots of clearance. So here goes:

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Ok the important stuff. Built ej257 w/forged pistons. Everything brand new except for the headers, exhaust manifold, wiring harness, ecu, which came from a 02 WRX. TMIC and vf39 sourced used from nasioc. Stock STi exhaust, 07 WRX transmission.

Haven't done a dyno tune, but the boost is maxed out. Probably puts down around 290 HP at the wheels.



Of course, KYB GR2s and Kings.


Next up? Probably lots of interior stuff to kinda mimic the STi interior. Needs to be all custom, as none of the STi stuff will fit the Gen1 Leggy body. New turboback exhaust. BRAKES. For now, I'm pretty happy to be up and running. Tomorrow I'm taking it on some forest service roads for the first time. Time to get sideways!

Thanks to John at Outback Auto in Auburn, WA. Did the swap and put up with my pushy ass. Bring your subies there! Happy trails kids... Jefe

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Old 04-17-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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Great build. I have a '97 Legacy Outback with head gasket issues and I've been thinking about swapping in a WRX or STi drivetrain. If you don't mind my asking, how much did the drivetrain swap cost?

Oh and FYI, the STi front seats will bolt right in. I have '05 WRX front seats in my Outback. As for the back and doorcards.... good luck.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:01 PM   #3
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Great build. I have a '97 Legacy Outback with head gasket issues and I've been thinking about swapping in a WRX or STi drivetrain. If you don't mind my asking, how much did the drivetrain swap cost?

Oh and FYI, the STi front seats will bolt right in. I have '05 WRX front seats in my Outback. As for the back and doorcards.... good luck.
No prob -- cost totally depends on what you want to do and how lucky you get with sourcing used parts.

I say, go straight to John at Outback Auto. He'll set you straight on what your options are costwise.

I paid about $10K for my drivetrain, installed. But I have lots of 'extras' that you don't necessarily need. (Forged pistons, etc.) I'm happy to answer any other questions you have, and could make some recommendations on what I would have done differently had I known then what I know now. LMK if you need more info.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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