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Old 05-17-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 Wrx that I cant decide if I want to sell or not. I love the car, but id love an sti drivetrain.

Anyone know what the actual cost would be to make this happen?

I would want the Sti motor and Tranny... DCCD and Brembos and all that arent as important.

It would proably be cheaper to just buy an sti... but since I have the car payed off, I figured I would ask.

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Old 05-17-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
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I was thinking something along the lines of finding a part out car here on nasioc for the swap... and just buying what I needed. I would imagine it was cheaper that way.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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can get a jdm fxt/sti engine for 2500-3 grand... donno if u would be doing the work urself but ive been looking into the same recently too... want to run liek a gt30 setup and was wondering the most cost effective/reliable way to do so on my 2.0 wagon...
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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I also had saw about people putting the 2.5 blocks on the wrx heads. Not sure abotu that setup either.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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not even possible. LULZ jk
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:39 PM   #6
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Lol I know its possible... I just dont know if its worth it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:54 PM   #7
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^ its called a hybrid conversion, there are definalty threads on here about it, lots of people have done it. i think that the STI swap would be easier and be more reliable. but i have done neither.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:10 PM   #8
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The price runs the gamut from $0 to the gross national product of Burkina Faso and everywhere inbetween. There is no average.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:15 PM   #9
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full jdm 2.0 swaps can be had for under 7k shipped on ebay.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:52 PM   #10
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Ehh I mise well just sell my wrx and buy an 04-05 sti for that much... Darn, I hate to let the bugeye go.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:15 AM   #11
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Ehh I mise well just sell my wrx and buy an 04-05 sti for that much... Darn, I hate to let the bugeye go.
buy your 0405 and front end swap it with a bug eye...
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:22 AM   #12
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Here is another thing that people fail to think about when thinking about swapping a bugeye with Sti drive train vs. buy a Sti the insurance cost.

lets say the Sti is $100 bucks more a month it will add up.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:54 AM   #13
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keep the buyeye man...atleast its paid off,and you will make out better..

WRX

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used sti
2004/05 - 18-23k
higher insurance
another bill


so in my eyes even though the swap maybe expensive...it will still benifit you to just mod your wrx..


*prices maybe off a little but you get the point *
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:57 AM   #14
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thats how i feel and why i havent upgrades to an sti also... 1200$ extra a year in insurance is going to cost 5 grand if i keep the car for 4 years.. just mod your wrx as u can afford too... also u can sell your engine and drivetrain for a bit of money if u sell it before u mod it.. make back a couple -3 grand even i bet.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:02 AM   #15
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....just buy the sti
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:08 AM   #16
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my 2.5 hybrid is going to cost me about $3500.00 total for a full build (to support a fairly large turbo). Drivetrain will cost an additional $4500.00+ for parts.

The only reason why I'm doing it this way is to have a STied bugeye wagon, if I had a sedan I'd buy the STi and swap the bugeye front end on it.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:17 AM   #17
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thats how i feel and why i havent upgrades to an sti also... 1200$ extra a year in insurance is going to cost 5 grand if i keep the car for 4 years.. just mod your wrx as u can afford too... also u can sell your engine and drivetrain for a bit of money if u sell it before u mod it.. make back a couple -3 grand even i bet.
If you're not going to get extra insurance to cover your $8k drivetrain in your $8k WRX.. why are you paying for full coverage on an STI?

When someone demolishes your STI you'll get what it's worth. When someone demolishes your WRX you'll get half of what you've got into it.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:21 PM   #18
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You can buy the entire sti motor, drivetrain, brembo's, hub's ecu for 12,000 total with about 20,000 mile's on it. If you have that kind of money you can afford an sti.http://y2kimports.com/parts04to06sti.htm
Check it out.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:35 PM   #19
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Here is another thing that people fail to think about when thinking about swapping a bugeye with Sti drive train vs. buy a Sti the insurance cost.

lets say the Sti is $100 bucks more a month it will add up.
Unfortunately that's the only reason i got a wrx instead of an sti. i could afford the actual sti just not the insurance. im 24 with no accidents/tickets and it was still around $275 a month for an sti. my wrx is $189 per month. sux but that is life
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:20 PM   #20
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Unfortunately that's the only reason i got a wrx instead of an sti. i could afford the actual sti just not the insurance. im 24 with no accidents/tickets and it was still around $275 a month for an sti. my wrx is $189 per month. sux but that is life
WOW

i'm 21 with an sti. no accidents. but i've got a hefty slew of traffic violations still on my record from 2 years ago.

i pay 300 a month for sti and wrx. but when i drop the wrx off my policy it will be at 160 a month

try switching to progressive man
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^^^

and my friend pays 140 with an 06 evo MR.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:33 AM   #22
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Damn... the more I think about it. Maybe I will just deal with my worn paint and not amazing motor. Maybe I will just slap in a new clutch and get the paint fixed on my hood.

I'll Just have to pretend it doesnt have 100k miles lol
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:47 AM   #23
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keep the bugeye save for your swap. is your car stock? if so then do a vf39-43, or 18g swap and you will be happy for a bit!
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #24
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WOW

i'm 21 with an sti. no accidents. but i've got a hefty slew of traffic violations still on my record from 2 years ago.

i pay 300 a month for sti and wrx. but when i drop the wrx off my policy it will be at 160 a month

try switching to progressive man
It's not all in the driving record or in the insurance company. Location, location, location. If you move to Northern New Jersey (Like Newark....not Hackettstown), you'll be likely paying closer to $700 a month for that STi than the $160 you plan to pay.

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Old 05-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #25
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^^^ Agreed, I would say location is more important than anything else. I live In Queens 5 minutes from the Whitestone and Throggs Neck bridge and Insurance is extremely high.

All depends on where you are from
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