Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday November 22, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Subaru Conversions

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2007, 09:53 AM   #1
KaptainKandy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 152458
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: N. NJ
Vehicle:
2014 Crosstrek
Orang-u-glad I didn't say

Default 2.5i --> WRX Engine Swap

When my warranty croaks I am pondering either staying N/A and just build up that up a little bit or go the distance and dump a WRX engine in. What are your sugguestions in terms of costs and reliability. I know alot of people who decide to swap out motors typically go for the full tranny swap as well. Seeing as I'm running a 4eat in my 2.5i do you think it would be strong enough to sustain the WRX engine/internals. Please bare with me as this is way out of my league technically. Also note that any of the work being done should I choose to stay N/A or do the swap would be done by a shop. I would have to ask around but I think either AZP Installs or Percision Tuning in NJ could handle the project.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
KaptainKandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
jey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 32503
Join Date: Feb 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Johnson City, TX
Vehicle:
2011 Tribeca
1995 Legacy Wagon

Default

If you're going to have it done by a shop, check with them for prices on a full drivetrain swap. You may discover that it's cheaper to trade in your car for a WRX, since you have a 2007 and it's still worth quite a bit. On reliability, a properly done swap should be just as reliable as a bone stock WRX.
jey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 12:26 PM   #3
04caliwrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 157842
Join Date: Aug 2007
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: NOR*CAL
Vehicle:
2004 wrx
WRB

Default

save money sell you car and just buy a wrx/sti
04caliwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #4
KaptainKandy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 152458
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: N. NJ
Vehicle:
2014 Crosstrek
Orang-u-glad I didn't say

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 04caliwrx View Post
save money sell you car and just buy a wrx/sti

Sorry but insurance rates in jersey are a joke on the wrx. Until I turn at least 26 I will shovel over at least $4000 a year in insurance alone riding in a rex. Swap or upgrading is my only real option.
KaptainKandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #5
04caliwrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 157842
Join Date: Aug 2007
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: NOR*CAL
Vehicle:
2004 wrx
WRB

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KaptainKandy View Post
Sorry but insurance rates in jersey are a joke on the wrx. Until I turn at least 26 I will shovel over at least $4000 a year in insurance alone riding in a rex. Swap or upgrading is my only real option.
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! $4000 a year that is just &*%%^% nuts man. I am 22 and I got the best of the best only I pay like $1400 a year, and I thought that was a lot
04caliwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 04:35 AM   #6
KaptainKandy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 152458
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: N. NJ
Vehicle:
2014 Crosstrek
Orang-u-glad I didn't say

Default

Yeah man...I have a completely clean record outside of just parking tickets which have no impact on my insurance. The best quote I got being only 19 for my 2.5i was 2k a year. The highest I was quoted was up to 5k. NJ has the highest rates in the country unfortunately. And being in college and not being able to work full time really limits the cash I can pour into my car. I honestly would have been able to finance the WRX if the insurance was more reasonable. Sucks... Hence the reason I'm looking to either build up my engine after my warranty expires with Cobb Cams, Intake and exhaust or go all out on a Rex motor swap. I am just uneasy as to the reliability of the engine once it is in. While I would like the power I would prefer if it didn't cut the life of my car down by half. Building up the engine seems like a much safer route but the cost to get any "real" performance would be fairly high. I would like to know from anyone who has done an RS/2.5i to WRX swap what the costs were (Approx) and how the car is running. Thanks!
KaptainKandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 02:04 PM   #7
Jaxx
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 177
Join Date: Aug 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Boise,Idaho,USA
Vehicle:
The 93 Imp W/EJ20K
flat black

Default

its still a bad idea

if you want cheap insurance buy a GC body style for <$1000 instead

or even cheaper a 90 legacy
Jaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2007, 07:37 PM   #8
KaptainKandy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 152458
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: N. NJ
Vehicle:
2014 Crosstrek
Orang-u-glad I didn't say

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaxx View Post
its still a bad idea

if you want cheap insurance buy a GC body style for <$1000 instead

or even cheaper a 90 legacy
only way i would buy a car that old is if i made it my second car. maybe im overly cautious but i dunno how i feel about driving a +10 year old turbo'd car...especially a rex. that is my main apprehension about buying a used sport car is that you have to assume that people drive them into the ground.
KaptainKandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2009 Impreza 2.5i Conversion wrx engine swap? bushwahkhan Subaru Conversions 43 01-14-2013 12:21 AM
2.5i Silver - wrx hood swap GankerBanker Subaru Conversions 0 04-03-2007 01:29 AM
06 2.5i -> WRX seats Naito Interior & Exterior Modification 5 05-26-2006 12:45 PM
2.5RS ---> WRX brakes swap. RyansJDMgc8 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 10-10-2004 06:47 PM
Possible to do a 2.5RS to WRX engine swap? datpnoy2nv Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 23 04-20-2001 04:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.