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Old 04-08-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Guys, built v7 with trans swap or just buy an sti?

Well, i found a german subaru tuning company (www.ak-motorsport.de) that is willing to either
1: build me a v7 with forged pistons and rods ect ect, and do a 6mt with dccd + rear swap for around 7500 EURO ($11,700 USD), and install it.

2: install a longblock / shortblock (either my 2.0 heads, or sti heads or built heads ect ect) for a lot cheaper...and i can ship it to them (apo's have restrictions on package sizes)

What do you guys think would be a better choice : get a built engine (either from them or otherwise) or just straight out buy an STI. I've got the cash to support the swap, i owe around 8k on my wrx. could easily sell it for 16k, probably a bit more becuase it's a subaru and i'm in europe.

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:50 AM   #2
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It would be cheaper in the long run to put the $10k into a trash can and burn it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
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although a GC-body car with STi power is an awesome idea, to me it just seems like too much of a headache to be worth the effort in the end. i would just buy an STi.. but that's me. and i don't have the money anyway.. so i'm keeping my WRX.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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Take that 7500 Euro and double it. Have you ever seen the movie The Money Pit? That's what you're getting yourself into.

If you really want the STi engine and drive train, just buy one.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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v7 isn't a GC body car, it's a bugeye.

Buy a slightly used '05 STi.

If you really want a 2.5L in your v7, you can get a EJ257 short block with your 2.0L heads...that's a really popular combo here.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #6
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It would be cheaper in the long run to put the $10k into a trash can and burn it.
Plus, it keeps you warm, and you're contributing to the fight against global inflation!

It's really win-win.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:59 AM   #7
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see, the other problem is finding an STI. hell, i can find skylines for around 20k, but i can't find a freaking STI.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:03 PM   #8
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EJ257 short block, 2.0L heads, 5MT PPG box or 6MT STi box (your choice).

Figure out how much power you want to make then pick a turbo and IC and go!

Not a bad way to spend $12,000.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:12 PM   #9
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:15 PM   #10
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sti+ 02 front end swap, thats what id do if i had a sedan. I have a wagon so im gonna swap.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #11
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I LOL'D so damn hard. So true yet so brutal.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:43 PM   #12
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Guys, the only problem is me finding an STI. I mean, what am i going to do? take leave back to the states, buy an sti and have it shipped over here?
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:50 PM   #13
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What? There aren't cars worth driving already over there?

This whole exercise seems to me like going out of ones way to build a Craftsman lawn mower for $500, when you already own a Craftsman lawnmower, and there's a lawn & garden store down the street that sells Honda, Toro, and Snapper mowers.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:54 PM   #14
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What? There aren't cars worth driving already over there?

This whole exercise seems to me like going out of ones way to build a Craftsman lawn mower for $500, when you already own a Craftsman lawnmower, and there's a lawn & garden store down the street that sells Honda, Toro, and Snapper mowers.
yeah, but i really like the snapper. i can find a few evos, lots of vw's, audis, bmws, ocasional honda, a few sylvias.
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No nice used Porsches in Germany?
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No nice used Porsches in Germany?
ya know, that thought never crossed my mind untill you said it. :: begins looking::
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I scrolled to the top to make sure I was still in OT...
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ya know, that thought never crossed my mind untill you said it. :: begins looking::
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