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Old 12-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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I am making paymenys on an 06 Impreza, but due to money issues, I am debating selling ti and getting something else.

I was thinking of buying a 98-99 LGT sedan (sexy silver with the 18 spokes ) and swapping the engines. I am actually hoping to find a decent condition interior exterior, with a bad engine. That way it is cheap, I can gut the engine bay and swap in the engine.

As for any of you who have experience with swapping engines, what fits best?

My options are Engine:
03-06 WRX-STi Engine
02-06 WRX Engine
05-06 LGT Engine.

And Trannies :
Stock Tranny
04-06 WRX Tranny
05-06 LGT Tranny

I'm going to do shopping, but immediately I have an 8k overhead after selling my car.

I have all the tool that will be necessary (tranny jack, engine lift, etc...) and the only thing I can think of needing right up front is engine and tranny mounts, Replacement fluids, and a boost gauge. I'd be buying a front end clip or atleast the ECU with the engine.

Any thoughts, advice, warnings, etc?

~Levi
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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You can probably find a cheap GT, because they have Head gasket issues which can cause overheating.

A lot of people swap in WRX engines. Theres at least one STi swap
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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You can probably find a cheap GT, because they have Head gasket issues which can cause overheating.

A lot of people swap in WRX engines. Theres at least one STi swap
Do you think asking 3k or less for a good condition LGT shell is fair?

I'm finding high mileage 2000's in the 4k range with working engines and minimal damage, so I would assume so.

I'd be aiming for the WRX engine because it is an inbetween, and I can get maps for it that increase MPG. I'd probably buy a switchable piggyback for this so I could switch back and forth

I need to shop for prices of engine and tranny combos.

Also, I'd need a new main driveshaft, wouldn't I?

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Old 12-02-2006, 06:53 PM   #4
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Actually, doing some more shopping, it is very reasonable to find a good condition/bad engine rolling Legacy for less than 2500, maybe 2k or less. Saw one (in VA.) for 2400. 180k Miles, 5 spd, no exterior damage, interior was fine looking. Dark Blue

Engines w/out trannies are looking to be roughly 2.5k low mileage used. Work blocks shopping so i can't E-bay prices or anything that has a shopping connotation to it.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:41 PM   #5
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Check out this link for more info on swapping into a 2000+ legacy
My 2000 LGT swap thread!

the legacy we bought had a blown HG, torn CV boot, and shot brakes with 125k miles. There are lots of things you can find to help negotiate the price. You will indeed need a legacy manual transmission driveshaft. Just remember that a swap ALWAYS runs more expensive than you initially expected.
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