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Old 04-06-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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I currently have a 2005 2.5RS and i am looking to swap a 06-07 2.5 WRX motor into it. How difficult of a job would this be? will everything bolt up correctly? My biggest question is will i need to replace anything else like the the wiring harness, trany, drivetrain, and fuel stuff or does the 05 rs have all the same parts as the wrx besides the motor?
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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complete harness ...

basicly a bad idea

sell rs buy used wrx
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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that would make since but my car has a salvaged title because of where I bought it and it is worth a lot less then a used 05 wrx. so it would be a lot cheaper if i bought a 06 wrx motor for $2,500 and swap it myself. then sell my engine for at least $1,500, it only has 32,000 miles. now its worth it if the extra stuff dosent cost to much
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:48 AM   #4
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it would be a lot cheaper if i bought a 06 wrx motor for $2,500 and swap it myself. then sell my engine for at least $1,500, it only has 32,000 miles.
You'll be lucky to find an 06 motor for that price. Plan on spending at least $4000 for all the items you'll need for the swap. You'll want to get a package deal. Are you going to swap the transmission and rear end too? There is not a chance in hell that you'll get anything close to $1500 for your stock motor. The market is flooded with 2.5 sohc motors that nobody wants. When I did my swap 5 years ago this wasn't the case and I didn't get half what you are hoping to get.

The reality of it is that regardless of the title you are still better off selling it and geting a WRX.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:45 AM   #5
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I got $800 for my WRX long block with 80K miles. Ideally picking up a wrecked WRX would be the way to go. You can find wreck WRX's or less than the parts themselves cost and you'll have everything for the swap.
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