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Old 06-21-2006, 01:39 AM   #1
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I own an '01 2.5 RS, thinking about doing a WRX swap (tranny, motor, etc.). I was just curious as to the ballpark range of what this is going to cost me, including labor. Before I get flamed and told to search, I know there are people out there that have done this and it would just be easier this way. Any responses are greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:01 AM   #2
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I'm doing an 04 wrx swap into a 93 impreza L at my shop right now- engine, tranny, dash, interior, brakes, etc, etc. It's gunna cost him about $8k installed.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:24 PM   #3
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wow thats alot of money for 227hp...
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:53 AM   #4
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wow thats alot of money for 227hp...
Well, thats more than the engine. That looks like a whole Chassis swap really, engine/tranny/interior/brakes.

I don't know exact prices, but Garage Tuning will do a engine swap for $5000 installed. But they get the motor, the harness, the ecu, they merge the harnesses, everything. I don't know about transmission though, as some believe the transmission isn't any stronger than the RS trans (plus, why would you want to get rid of 4.11 Final Drive?).

If you sourced all the parts, did the labor yourself, you could probably get it done for $4000. Some have even done it cheaper than that if they got a good deal on the parts.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:37 AM   #5
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Well, thats more than the engine. That looks like a whole Chassis swap really, engine/tranny/interior/brakes.

I don't know exact prices, but Garage Tuning will do a engine swap for $5000 installed. But they get the motor, the harness, the ecu, they merge the harnesses, everything. I don't know about transmission though, as some believe the transmission isn't any stronger than the RS trans (plus, why would you want to get rid of 4.11 Final Drive?).

If you sourced all the parts, did the labor yourself, you could probably get it done for $4000. Some have even done it cheaper than that if they got a good deal on the parts.
Prices will definately vary. Your selection of parts is going to be a bigger factor I think.

I definately agree with Master2192. I researched tranny's. And I was used to my 4.11. I had the shop take my gearset and rebuild my Legacy gears into a WRX case (changing clutch type push to pull) so I could use an Exedy heavy duty clutch.

So far it works like a charm and I'm happy with my gear ratios.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:18 PM   #6
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8k is still a lot cheaper than going out and buying a WRX. Plus, you get to have a car that's more unique.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:27 PM   #7
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8k is still a lot cheaper than going out and buying a WRX. Plus, you get to have a car that's more unique.
And lighter, and faster, and corners better (with upgraded suspension of course)
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