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Old 10-11-2011, 08:53 PM   #201
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That sir, is an impressive catalog of a beautiful car and swap. I will be using this in part to complete my swap of an '03 EJ205 into my '98 2.5RS. I already have a question though... I dont need my car to appear stock for the wiring and I as wondering if I need to splice the two harnesses at all? I mean I have the car gutted already, and plan on making it mostly a track car. So do I need to use the stock RS harness at all? Thank you in advance, you are quite an artist, and I look forward to your response.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:56 PM   #202
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Quick question, im doing a 02wrx to 04rs swap as we speak and im just swapping the harnesses.....im trying to get to the bulk harness but i cant get the heater core out because the little radiator for the a/c and the lines for the hot coolant are there ....is there a way top get the core out with out discharging the a/c?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #203
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Ok so I have a question. I have a 04 wrx shell with nothing but seats a arms and brakes and all the ineterior whiz. Basically its missing the complete driveterrain, it needs diff, driveshaft, tranny, motor, and axles. I also have a 1993 impreza. I got the wrx shell free from a friend, what would I need to convert all my ****ty 1.8 driveterrain into the wrx? I might get a wrx motor and just use the tranny back for now but..........?? Anything?
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #204
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wow this is very helpful im in the process of doing this swap myself! thanks for the insight
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #205
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Ok so I have a question. I have a 04 wrx shell with nothing but seats a arms and brakes and all the ineterior whiz. Basically its missing the complete driveterrain, it needs diff, driveshaft, tranny, motor, and axles. I also have a 1993 impreza. I got the wrx shell free from a friend, what would I need to convert all my ****ty 1.8 driveterrain into the wrx? I might get a wrx motor and just use the tranny back for now but..........?? Anything?
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #206
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:35 PM   #207
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I also have a 1993 impreza. I got the wrx shell ... free from a friend, what would I need to convert all my ****ty 1.8 driveterrain into the wrx?



My 03 ej205 is mated to a 98 rs 4eat, but that's ALOT better than 93 stuff, and I'm having the VB modified too

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:35 PM   #208
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Looks like a ton of work but definetly worth it in the end!
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:25 AM   #209
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All PM's answered. Also random pictures of NSX.



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Old 09-18-2012, 01:30 AM   #210
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To 99 rs That swap was un-bloody believable.... WOW!!!!!

Where did you learn the skills to do that intensive a swap?

What do you do for a living?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #211
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To 99 rs That swap was un-bloody believable.... WOW!!!!!

Where did you learn the skills to do that intensive a swap?

What do you do for a living?
Thanks!

This was actually my first swap I have ever done. My brother helped me a decent amount as he was directly involved with rebuilding and doing general services on cars at the time.

I do nothing related to anything automotive. I'm a chemical engineer.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #212
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Default My 2000 2.5 RS coupe engine exploded 3 days ago on the highway...

Folks,

i always dreamt of swapping the engine on my 2000 NA 2.5 RS coupe to turbo one, it was too expensive to put turbo on it, now it exploded - pistols shot through the block - Now i have no choice

Im in NYC... where can i get a complete Engine+ECU ej20t? My mechanic would prolly do it, but im open for anything at this point...

any idea? where to get used but alive ej20t? and how much it will run me? with/without work?
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #213
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Default can this be done the other way.

gc8 ej20t engine planted in a 2004 TS 1.6
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #214
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I have an 00 RS that I'm swapping for an EJ257 with all the other parts. Mind me asking how long this took you and how much $, roughly?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #215
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I've read a bit of the thread and great write up. I'm looking for a quick clarification though. I would love to do a full GD preferred 07 suspension swap so it will be easier to find after market parts than trying to find ones for my GF wagon. Do I need to get a wrecked 02+ impreza and swap over everything to get the parts to buy after market suspension or can I just buy stuff online that says it will fit an 02+ and have it bolt onto the GF Ie Coil Overs?

I'm still new to subaru so I want to make my game plan and start saving. I would love to get 08+ STI drive train and suspension but I don't believe anything but the drive train will fit. If some one can tell me if I can just get after market suspension, brakes etc. GD parts and have them bolt on to my GF with no modification that would be awesome
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #216
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I've read a bit of the thread and great write up. I'm looking for a quick clarification though. I would love to do a full GD preferred 07 suspension swap so it will be easier to find after market parts than trying to find ones for my GF wagon. Do I need to get a wrecked 02+ impreza and swap over everything to get the parts to buy after market suspension or can I just buy stuff online that says it will fit an 02+ and have it bolt onto the GF Ie Coil Overs?
Yes, parts made for an 07 will fit a gc/gf. But make sure they're gg,not gd as wagon and sedan strutsare different.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #217
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Awesome.So if I wanted to get these http://shop.sdmotorworks.com/Apexi-S...s-268AF010.htm which are said to fit wagon and sedan they will fit my 01 gf wagon? That is awesome and saves a crap ton of searching. Are there any suspension parts that will not my gf?
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #218
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do you find the headlight washers help a lot or not overly?
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #219
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Awesome.So if I wanted to get these http://shop.sdmotorworks.com/Apexi-S...s-268AF010.htm which are said to fit wagon and sedan they will fit my 01 gf wagon? That is awesome and saves a crap ton of searching. Are there any suspension parts that will not my gf?
From what I remember the strut mounting is identical however the lateral links are not; the 02-07 sedan's are slightly wider. If you use your lateral links but everything else 02-07 then you'll be fine.

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do you find the headlight washers help a lot or not overly?
They are useless. They are only good for 3-4 weeks out of the year. Mainly the time when the snow melts and you get that light dirty mist. They will not blast off bugs.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #220
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Wow. Wish I had the time and money to do something like that to my bugeye
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:32 PM   #221
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this was very helpful. this explains everything I hope about my 1995 Subaru 2 door impreza L. your RS is going to be super fast! my impreza is stock but I want to do a full STI engine and trans swap. will I need a GC chassis ? and would anyone know where I could buy one?
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:55 PM   #222
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very helpful. im running a 98 impreza 2.5 rs swapped 03 wrx interior, engine etc,
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:53 PM   #223
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This is going to be my swap bible.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:35 PM   #224
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I'm lookin to get a 2.5 rs and want to run that till she blows then complete sti swap but I was wondering if I could get some ideas from some of y'all on some internal work. Thanks.
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