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Old 05-31-2008, 05:20 PM   #126
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nice post thanks.it really helped me out.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:54 PM   #127
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You're crazy man

I'm finishing up my swap right now (I hope). When I was wiring, I was really pissed off the entire time, no way would I have stopped to take pics.


I'm still completely lost on the fuel pump controller wiring. I haven't looked at it since I looked at your pics and caption, hopefully those will help me out because right now I only know what to do with 2/6 wires.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:32 PM   #128
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wow nicely done i had a similar situation i have a blue 99rs and one of my buddies barely totaled his blue 99rs with a full 2002 wrx drivetrain plus a little more so the harness was already converged so it was easier i also had some help and if you did that work on the ground i know it sucks i wish i had taken more photos though; good luck with your car
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:16 AM   #129
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Going to start up my swap tomorrow! I'm excited but afraid that I wired something wrong too If all works well, I'll post up some nice tips but I need to see if I did it right myself
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:39 AM   #130
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amazing pics and write ups... the most comprehensive guide I've ever seen.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:59 PM   #131
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Excellent job! Cleanly done, when should I drop my car at your place for the swap?? LOL Please dont kill me.
Cool work!
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:40 AM   #132
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^^Thanks.

I'll pass for the swap offer though. That's the whole reason I posted this thread....so people can do this themselves lol.

If you have questions just let me know. I get several PM's a week from various people. If I know the answer I'll tell you it; if I don't then I won't.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:20 PM   #133
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Thanks for the write up!! i think everybody will appreciate this!!
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:47 PM   #134
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wow good work man
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:46 PM   #135
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Just a general note on removing your brake rotors. A few weeks ago I saw someone trying to take off their rotors by beating the crap out of them with a metal hammer. The excuse “I’m getting them turned” doesn’t mean you can create imperfections in your rotor. To properly take them off do the following:

Take off your wheel/calliper and get it down to this stage. Notice there are two 10mm bolt holes there.


Screw two long 10mm bolts in those holes


Use the $10 puller device and start screwing it in. The rotor will just come right off. No hammering or beating required.


Freshly turned rotors


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Old 09-01-2008, 03:47 PM   #136
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I also swapped out the GeNOME axle back exhaust for a full exhaust system. It’s a COBB 3” OD pipe. No complaints about it. COBB sounds better idling but the GeNOME sounds better at WOT.











Make sure to use a new gasket


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Old 09-01-2008, 03:49 PM   #137
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Headlight washer sprayers

I went around some local junkyards and found these nozzles. They are from a 1999 Lexus LS400. You can see them on the front bumper here:



I got them for $4 so canít really complain about the price. The main reason why I opted to not go the pop-up washer route is because the fog lights get in the way of the mechanism. I acquired some Lexus IS300 nozzles and the whole assembly was maybe 6Ē high. So it was either pop-up washers or fog lights; I decided on fog lights and the LS washers.

Some general pictures when I first got the nozzles.




Here I just placed them on loosely





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Old 09-01-2008, 03:50 PM   #138
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To install them you have to take off your front bumper. Start by taking off the rebar bolts


More rebar bolts (One is underneath of the power steering reservoir).


Two 10mm bolts on the bottom, one in the middle and two clips on the side and the bumper slides right off (one of the bolts on the bottom wasn’t cooperating which is why the fog light is out)




Here is how I left the pump. Everything was already wired up to the pump as mentioned before; I just had to run the fluid lines.


Here is the “T” that goes to the driver side sprayer


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Old 09-01-2008, 03:51 PM   #139
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It was very hard to photograph this but make sure you put check valves in which prevent fluid from flowing backwards. This will ensure constant pressure the moment you push the switch. There is a ball and spring inside the valve. I’m trying to show the spring.





Next you have to drill out two small holes. Get some painters tape and mark the locations. Conveniently the GC fog light bulbs are directly underneath of the headlight bulbs. So it’s quite easy to mark the locations.







Here is the rough hole. You must sand this later on to get a smooth hole
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:53 PM   #140
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After that the nozzles just slip right in and get held in place with a c-clip underneath. Similar to brake lines. Note: the backside of the bumper is blue because this is a JDM bumper.








The "T"


And here you see the finished product. They don’t spray as hard as BMW or Lexus OEM systems but they have enough give to them that they will spray off the fine sandy road film. Mainly these will be useful in the season between Winter/Spring where you go through your entire washer fluid reservoir in one day; otherwise they are strictly more for show and to fill out the blank spots on the interior of the car.

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:55 PM   #141
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It has also been brought to my attention that some of the pictures don't show up. They all work but if you're getting red X's then right click on the X and choose "show picture". It will appear.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:42 PM   #142
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A few more pictures during the day.













…and because I just Armor All’d it some of the interior.



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Old 09-15-2008, 03:07 AM   #143
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looks like you like slurpee alot.. hehe

clean swap tho' always loved the GC style
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #144
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^^Thanks. And yes, I do like slurpees.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:28 PM   #145
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Just wondering if you kept the RS and pitched the Lexus.

Thanks for all the extra work you put into the writeup & photos; I'd love to do the same though mine is a '00 and I'm not nearly as brave as you. My clutch and flywheel change was quite enough excitement for me.

Besides the MAF/MAP change, don't know how much other wiring would be different between '99 and '00.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:47 PM   #146
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The wiring is actually easier on the 00/01's. There are more wires that you need already pre-existing in your bulk harness. The MAF/MAP is not an issue because you don't actually wiring anything around there. Those wires go straight to the ECU so no need to splice. Otherwise identical to what I wrote up here.

I'm not sure what you mean by "pitched the Lexus"???
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:48 PM   #147
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I'm not sure what you mean by "pitched the Lexus"???
Earlier in the thread you said one car had to go, and friends voted Lexus:10 and RS:1 or some such thing? Not sure if that was 10 votes to keep or "pitch" the Lexus.

EDIT: Did I read "Lexus" even though it plainly says "Acura?" Got plugs 1 & 4 reversed again.

Thanks for the additional info!

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Old 10-12-2008, 11:26 PM   #148
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Ah yes, I know what you mean now. The red car is actually an Acura NSX though. The following link will explain my decision:

http://westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=3252.0
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:52 AM   #149
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excellent wirte up
is there a jdm swap write up as good as this one here?
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:58 PM   #150
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None that I have found. Most swaps are essentially the same though. Swap mechanical, do some wiring to make it run, start it up and that's that. Depending on what you're swapping there is more than enough info on rs25.com and here to get you started.
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