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Old 10-09-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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Impreza GC8 2.5L tubo kits? or just buy a wrx engine?

so whats the best idea here guys:

getting a big turbo kit for my 2.5

or getting a wrx or sti engine
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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get a ej257 block, and good heads (cosworth$$$) and a large turbo..

OR

get a complete v8/v9 swap and add a 20g/green

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Old 10-10-2006, 04:46 AM   #3
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so whats the best idea here guys:

getting a big turbo kit for my 2.5

or getting a wrx or sti engine
swap is the way to go garagetuning.com, they have done over 50 swaps already and i watch them do that everyday. You can call them and have them give u some ideas. Also they just a shipment arrived with all JDM STI motors and other goodies

it's always better to have a stock motor that makes big power
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
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On our side of the country, though (GT is in CA I think), there's other places.

www.rallispec.com in NJ
www.eastcoastswappers in MA

ECS focuses on engine swaps, they go start-to-finish in about a week, turnkey. Prices are set, they have a great website.

Rallispec is a racing company, they compete in rally and also do builds. They tend to be less available immediately though.

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Old 10-10-2006, 10:18 AM   #5
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get a wrx or sti engine
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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area1320 can do it as well located mid-east side of PA. They have done 2 for sure one being the owners car (daily driver ) both are GC8's
www.area1320.com
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:33 AM   #7
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area1320 can do it as well located mid-east side of PA. They have done 2 for sure one being the owners car (daily driver ) both are GC8's
www.area1320.com
Yeah, forgot about them!

Perhaps closest to you is also:

www.gearboxtech.com

aka "AndrewTech" ... Fantastic place, lots of praise if you look in MAIC. I had sort of a misunderstanding with them, it blew beyond proportion for various reasons. They don't have set prices on swaps, and their estimates for that as well as a fix I needed on my OE RS engine, were very high. At least compared with ECS, GT and other places. So I took them out of consideration.

That says nothing about GBT's talents. And again, somehow it blew out of proportion. I had weird email responses from them.

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Old 10-10-2006, 12:25 PM   #8
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Looking to do a JDM STi swap as well but somewhere in Texas. Any ideas?
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:58 AM   #9
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MZM is in austin. I dont have personal experiance with them doing swaps, but they have a clean shop
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:00 PM   #10
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Looking to do a JDM STi swap as well but somewhere in Texas. Any ideas?
On a brand new 2.5i???
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:14 PM   #11
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Yeah I agree...

If you have a 2006, just sell it privately for max. profit according to KBB value, then get a WRX or STI.
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:44 AM   #12
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Kingpin is in Dallas, TEXAS. They're located very central near downtown and quite easy to get to.
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