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Old 04-28-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default How much would a STI motor and trans cost me?

I just bought a '98 RS yesterday. And I have wanted one of these for a while now strictly so I could do a motor swap. It's an automatic, which kind of made me a little reluctant to buy, just because I love driving manual. But I know that the conversion to manual trans. can be done.

So here is my question: How much money would I be looking at to get an STI engine with trans. computer wiring etc. And is the swap difficult?

I have been a mechanic for Acura for 3 years now, so I have plenty of mechanical experience. So I would be doing this swap myself…

Any help would be great!! Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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j/w but wouldnt it of helped to look into this before you bought the car? and im guessing its going to be ALOT more money to do the swap then what you payed for the car ( no offense )

but all in all, good luck with the swap, if you get to it im sure its going to be amazing, and good luck with the new car
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #3
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Well my buddy did a sti swap in his 04 wrx. For the engine and all the wiring and computer that came with it he paid about $6500 to get that all done. Now the tranny I am not sure but I see them sell for about $4500 all the time. Then you will have to work your way back to the rear dif. I have no idea on what all that is gonna cost you.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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It all depends on the condition of both items, where you live, and what kind of deals you get. It will be a few grand, though knowing Unabomber, the sites unofficial insane deal getter, he could probably swing it for about $5.97, but for the rest of us it going to be decently expensive. I know the whole transmission setup commonly comes around 2-3,000 but don't quote me on it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #5
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I have seen like entire conversion setups for under 10K. That included brakes and all. So I am betting 7-8k maybe?
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:00 PM   #6
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+2 on being > than your entire cars current value,.. sorry : (
Give these guys a call.
They specialize in doing swaps like what you're requesting and can give you some usefull insight on cost of parts / availability and what to expect to run into during your swap.
http://www.eastcoastswappers.com/
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
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I have seen like entire conversion setups for under 10K. That included brakes and all. So I am betting 7-8k maybe?
this is a fair estimate.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:05 PM   #8
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+2 on being > than your entire cars current value,.. sorry : (
Give these guys a call.
They specialize in doing swaps like what you're requesting and can give you some usefull insight on cost of parts / availability and what to expect to run into during your swap.
http://www.eastcoastswappers.com/
I'm assuming he doesn't care much about the overall value of the car. Sounds like he's doing this because he wants to. Same reason why people take $1000 honda's and put $5000 motors in them. It's fun.

And OP, I'm new to Subaru's so I don't have much advice except for good luck!
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:08 PM   #9
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+2 on being > than your entire cars current value,.. sorry : (
Give these guys a call.
They specialize in doing swaps like what you're requesting and can give you some usefull insight on cost of parts / availability and what to expect to run into during your swap.
http://www.eastcoastswappers.com/

But a GC with a full STi swap is an incredible car to drive. Stomps a mudhole in the STi that the drivetrain came out of in every aspect other than resale value.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:04 PM   #10
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depending on how much of a stickler you are for new parts, you can get some bad ass deals on the STI drivetrain.

when I did my estimates, the lowest $$$ drivetrain with new parts i could get was between $6k-$7k (for an 07 trans 180 Rdiff WITH oil pump, not scrapers, and all the STI ameneties axles, driveshaft, hubs etc). The lowest used deal was between $3k-$4k. Talk to DS1 and check the local forums for guys parting out. You can hit a real jackpot there.

I imagine the engine would be easier, as some vendors sell complete STI long blocks.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:24 PM   #11
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If you're a mechanic, you might want to keep in mind that import auto wreckers could provide a good source of parts.

If you're in an area where there's lots of subarus, you may find a rear ended or tboned suby that has sustained little to no engine/transmission damage.

Often times you could call the wrecker and ask them to give you a call when they get a fresh car in. After you take a look at it, you could probably buy the total car outright for a few thousand and this might allow you to snag 2 of 4 rotor/break setups too, along w/ the main parts you've requested.


If theres one thing you can count on, its people getting in accidents: people just dont pay attention and technology is feeding this even more - ie. Kids texting and driving, people talking on the phone while driving a standard w/ 1 hand etc etc.

Try to bank on peoples stupidity!
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:57 PM   #12
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I just bought a '98 RS yesterday. And I have wanted one of these for a while now strictly so I could do a motor swap. It's an automatic, which kind of made me a little reluctant to buy, just because I love driving manual. But I know that the conversion to manual trans. can be done.

So here is my question: How much money would I be looking at to get an STI engine with trans. computer wiring etc. And is the swap difficult?

I have been a mechanic for Acura for 3 years now, so I have plenty of mechanical experience. So I would be doing this swap myself…

Any help would be great!! Thanks.
How long is a piece of string?
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:07 PM   #13
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Just the motor and heads n gaskets new from subaru is 6k not installed of course. That's not including new clutch light weight fly wheel or trans. You will have shops quote you 6k for a Sti motor installed. That's not bad, with everything, trans, clutch, engine, turbo, ect.. Your looking ball park around 10k.
Do some shopping around for motor trans combos, that would be your best bet. Also do a lot of reading on hybrids, that's what I have now, 2.5 block with 2.0 heads. Pretty sick setup. That has cost me about 6k fully build engine, stock turbo. Good luck man.
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Sorry just now saw this thread haha and I had to respond
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