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Old 08-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default My dads project from hell!

Well after the highland event on the last run the motor in my dads 95 suby decided it had enough... mainly for the fact they (the last owner) had a hacked to hell ghetto harness with emanage ultimate on a stock 96 twin turbo legacy motor to match the jdm legacy heads on a 04 sti bottom end, tranny, and rear end... well moral of the story is that it was a crappy tune and bam! cracked piston...

Soooo.... we started doing some math and decided to try to find a new sti motor with a matching harness to do this right... well sure enough we found a 04 sti motor from a guy that buys wrecked cars and parts them out. He was kind enough to sell us the motor, every thing that attaches to motor, sensors, complete harness of the whole car, dccd controls and box, sti gauge cluster... for 2750 bucks! well my dad was pretty confident about the whole thing but that it would be best to just go pick it up just to make sure. When he arrived the guy ended up bringing more stuff for my dad to take home for the fact he didnt want to dick with selling some of it, he got also a bell mouth DP, greddy 3" exhaust, defi 60mm oil pressure and boost gauges with the box, the sti intercooler sprayer, strut bar for the same price... i know my dads a dick! hahaha

well after a little more shopping we found a sti dash out of a 04 sti with everything that goes to the dash and center console so we dont have do dick with splicing into the old climate control and cluster...

well this is after a day of getting the old dash out and old harness out...







and to show what kind of money the old owner spent on stuff but crapped out on the engine management WTF?

those are real prodrive rims and 6 piston front/ 4 piston rear those 2 things new are almost the cost of the car!




2ND UPDATE OF PICS










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Old 08-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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those are real prodrive rims and 6 piston front/ 4 piston rear those 2 things new are almost the cost of the car!
how about 6-8 times the cost of the car .. whoa

not sure why ppl skimp on the ol EM but it sure causes proublems

are you going to splice in a gd* firewall so the heater box and harness holes match up?
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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damn sell those brakes and get brembos and make some money back!
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:07 PM   #4
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how about 6-8 times the cost of the car .. whoa

not sure why ppl skimp on the ol EM but it sure causes proublems

are you going to splice in a gd* firewall so the heater box and harness holes match up?
supposedly you can run the old heater box... but it would be bad ass to put a gd fire wall in it make less work for the gas pedal and harness

and for the holes on the fire wall my mom has a 07 sti as our some what guide and everything is pretty close as far as were the harness goes in and out and if not exact its close enough to make it work pretty easy

and as the brakes go its not worth trying to sell them and buy new and yada there paid for if anything the rims are going just to damn big for that chassis
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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You will definitely have to either weld in the fire wall from the GD or make holes for the heater core from the GD and the RS heater core won't work with the GD dash and the dash bar is shaped different. I have a 02 WRX dash in my car and it looks really good, doesn't fit quite as snug in the GC as the GD but it still looks awesome. Here is a link o my pics. There is only one of the dash now, but I am gonna try to put more tonight.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1579940
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:41 AM   #6
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A crappy tune is a crappy tune.

HAd you tuned it proper, it probably would not have busted a piston....

Good luck getting it running again.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:54 AM   #7
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subscribed!!!

more pics please!!!

Good Luck!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:19 PM   #8
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A crappy tune is a crappy tune.

HAd you tuned it proper, it probably would not have busted a piston....

Good luck getting it running again.

like i said we did not tune it, it was the owner prior... thanks though for that deep insight we already new.

as for pictures we are just waiting for some more parts to show up so when those do i will get them up
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:18 PM   #9
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the dash showed up yesterday and we started fitting it. sorry i didnt get any pictures yet we are not quite there yet but damn it looks good looks like door panels are going to be our real challenge...
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:26 PM   #10
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you used the word "dick" too much.

but good luck
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:44 PM   #11
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alright we have the dash almost fitted, we are just waiting for the center console to make sure everything is all good so we can mount up the dash. then we can retro fit the heater box and blower unit.

Can any body tell me were i can find a complete wiring diagram for the 95 impreza and a 04 sti? we would appreciate it so much!

thanks guys and i will have some more pics up mid of this week
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:52 PM   #12
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also we are after 98+ coupe door panels
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:00 AM   #13
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:29 PM   #14
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hey this project seems awesome bro... i'm just wondering were you got your information for the swap... i'm planning an STi swap on my 02 WRX and jst looking for base info to start m research. I m not planning the swap for a year so i gives me time to search.

but anything you could through my way that would be awesome thanks
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:50 PM   #15
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wow, thats your dads project?!~?! thats nuts.... hes lucky to find a motor and all that extra stuff for 2750.....how many miles does the motor have on it?
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:56 AM   #16
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Thanks jaxx!

brawler as far as info search... thats all i have done but i am also all about trying to figure stuff out on my own not that always works haha

lllvietnaml ya he was way lucky to find all of that stuff for that price. the motor only has 29k on it!

and as for the stuff we have been waiting on showed up last night so i should have pictures of the interior tonight
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:25 PM   #17
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Wow......that looks a lot like my interior at the moment......it's scary and will give you nightmares.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:09 PM   #18
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thanks everything helps... i m planning the jump in head first method too its the way i learn best
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:24 PM   #19
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alright guys we worked on it last night and got it so we can start to hopefully do a modding to the heater stuff so it will be all functional... but heres the dash in the car, someone said there is a trick or something to get rid of the small gap on the sides? any one know what it is?





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Old 09-04-2008, 09:43 PM   #20
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so do you already have the harness running through the dash right now... or do you just the dash installed?

i'd also liked to apologize for any stupid question i may ask i m just trying to learn
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:38 AM   #21
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Is that a 5MT shift knob on a 6MT stick or am I seeing things????? Fix it!
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:05 AM   #22
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No the harness is not in yet we had to test fit everything and decided it would be much easier with out a harness in the way.

and as far as a 5 spd knob on there, we took the 6 spd one off for the fact its in perfect condition and is the all metal one. ruin it why when you can have a crap one on there for safety and to protect the dash from holes...
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:13 AM   #23
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so are you taking the dash out again then putting in the harness or are you leaving it and wiring around?

also what are you sapping out on it? just the engine and interior or are you doing more?
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #24
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yeah the dash will come out so we can put the heater boxes in and then route the wiring on the fire wall. dash is pretty simple in and out since it not all bolted up yet. as far as doing more theres not much else left to do after motor and interior since its got brakes and the complete sti sub frames and tranny and rear end, and all sorts of bracing from the previous owner
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o well thats awesome makes it alot easier then...

are you modding out the engine before you drop it or are you dropping it stock?
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