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Old 06-01-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Lightbulb 98 2.5 RS/ STi motor and tranny swap

So a week ago I bought a 98 RS with 100000 miles I have just a 10 month loan but I am interested in doing a WRX/STi swap. With all the different engine codes and transmission codes I am curious to see if the 03 04 and up engines and trannys will swap into the RS bodies. The rs turbo kits and a tranny build are almost as expensive as just buying the STi engine and tranny together. I would be doing all the wrench work so im not concerned bout a big shop bill. Anyone have some good info on this and what it requires to complete a swap or even a better way to research it because i have tried a few forums with no good info buy searchin threads. I am selling my 90 300ZX TT to buy the engine and tranny if possible. Not a good car for WI weather.... Please don't flame me.. just looking for some simple answers...
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:29 PM   #2
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yes, plenty of people have done these swaps. the chassis' are almost the same. for more info check the conversions section of the forum.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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some info that might help..
http://eastcoastswappers.com/index.php
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:17 PM   #4
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I was checking ebay earlier and found an ej20 twin turbo with transmission ecu harness shafts everything... 1200 bucks... Is that a possible donor and how are those motors? Thanks for the great info so far
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:21 PM   #5
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I was checking ebay earlier and found an ej20 twin turbo with transmission ecu harness shafts everything... 1200 bucks... Is that a possible donor and how are those motors? Thanks for the great info so far
I can get it for less than $1000, but it isn't a great motor. No parts really for it. I would suggest swapping a USDM engine in it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:26 PM   #6
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do yourself a favor and just find an '04 Forester XT driveline

4.44 grears and done
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:19 PM   #7
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^+1 for that. the twin turbo will not fit the usdm cars because the steering shaft gets in the way.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:05 PM   #8
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:44 PM   #9
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So a week ago I bought a 98 RS with 100000 miles I have just a 10 month loan but I am interested in doing a WRX/STi swap. With all the different engine codes and transmission codes I am curious to see if the 03 04 and up engines and trannys will swap into the RS bodies. The rs turbo kits and a tranny build are almost as expensive as just buying the STi engine and tranny together. I would be doing all the wrench work so im not concerned bout a big shop bill. Anyone have some good info on this and what it requires to complete a swap or even a better way to research it because i have tried a few forums with no good info buy searchin threads. I am selling my 90 300ZX TT to buy the engine and tranny if possible. Not a good car for WI weather.... Please don't flame me.. just looking for some simple answers...

You are the smartest noob I have ever seen.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:57 PM   #10
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Oh by the way, do you have a link to the listing for the Z that you are selling?
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