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Old 05-07-2002, 09:37 PM   #1
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Ok, i'm doing this swap this summer. I'm getting the motor, ecu, tranny and engine mounts from my friend who's putting the STi motor in his WRX. My question is what other parts do i need for this swap? Do I even need his tranny or his mounts? Will I need a new/different crossmember. I'm trying to figure out all the parts I need so I can get ahold of them before I attempt the swap. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-07-2002, 10:26 PM   #2
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I don't mean to be an @$$, but have you tried searching yet? I found these good threads by searching...

EJ20 turbo engine transplant in an RS

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Are there any websites that document Impreza engine swaps?

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MY02 WRX into RS
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Old 05-07-2002, 10:26 PM   #3
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whoops... one more

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Old 05-07-2002, 10:34 PM   #4
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One more from RS25.com

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Old 05-07-2002, 11:29 PM   #5
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This is on Kastles behalf...........
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Old 05-07-2002, 11:35 PM   #6
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:38 AM   #7
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Kevin, always the meanie moderator! Did you read those threads? They are totally useless. I am considering this myself. I read somewhere today that someone has ecu plugs that could allow a plug and play solution to wiring harness issue. Once there is a wiring diagram made for us to follow, I am so there.
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Old 05-08-2002, 11:36 AM   #8
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Sorry Kevin, but those threads answer his questions, as they were typed out above.
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Old 05-08-2002, 01:07 PM   #9
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Maybe, but you're still a meanie!
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Old 05-08-2002, 01:11 PM   #10
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and to think, I was being extra nice....
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Old 05-08-2002, 01:16 PM   #11
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I know, you posted the links and everything. I am just against telling people to search because every day, people learn new things and have new ideas. If we only search, and not ask again, those ideas never come out.
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Old 05-08-2002, 01:43 PM   #12
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I don't think he was being mean. And no one is against discussing this stuff all over again. It's just, there are some basic facts that a lot of people don't understand. No one wants to keep repeating those over and over again. Read up. Then, come in, and ask more specific questions. Oftentimes, the questions asked are a little too vague/open-ended for anyone to give you a definitive answer. That's why everyone suggests a search. If you come in with a question and say: I know this is true, and this, so if I want to do "X", is there another way to do it without doing "Y"?

Questions that indicate the user has either really thought about what they are asking or possibly searched on it, are usually discussed freely. If someone suggests doing a search, they usually direct them to a thread that addresses that exact issue. And that's more efficient for everyone. No re-typing of information. Also, all the posts are already there. You don't have to wait days for someone to come in and make their comment. It's already been made(hopefully).

You can continue to discuss it as well, possibly reviving the old thread, so to keep all the information in one location(which is a huge bonus when searching).

Kyle, we need to talk
I wanna know what you're doing.

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Old 05-08-2002, 02:37 PM   #13
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I believe the front diff. ratio is different then your car, so you'd either want to not swap in the trans, or swap in the trans and the rear diff at the same time.

You won't need his mounts, but a good set of STI's or GroupN mounts would work well. You will need a turbo crossmember, though... and you won't be able to use a new-style WRX's. I think the Legacy turbo crossmember will work though. Junkyard or dealership should be able to get you that.
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Old 05-08-2002, 05:54 PM   #14
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ImpreziveRS

We have done 3 swaps here in Sunny CA. To answer your questions:
1.Yes you'll need his engine mounts (unless you decide to upgrade)
2. no you do not need his tranny
3. new or differcrossmember??? compared to what!? despite what you here on this board from people who have never done this conversion...yes you can use the wrx crossmember. you can also use the legacy turbo xmember

Here are some other tidbits I will give you:
Donít forget the wiring harness, get the fuel pump and get a set of Subaru owners and maintenance manuals. you'll need those too

good luck,

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Old 05-09-2002, 02:50 PM   #15
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Here is my car, one of the three wrx conversions done by I-Speed USA.


http://members.i-club.com/ViewMember...?MemberID=2771

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Old 05-09-2002, 02:54 PM   #16
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damn you guys... beat me to it... I was just reading your thread over in BAIC... Questions for those who have done the RS->WRX engine swap... and am going to add it to the FAQ... good info there....

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Old 05-10-2002, 04:03 AM   #17
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I just wanted to say that swap is incredibly clean. Good work by all those involved.

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Old 05-10-2002, 02:49 PM   #18
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We have done 3 swaps here in Sunny CA. To answer your questions:
Hi Chris,

How much does it cost to do this swap?

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Old 05-10-2002, 03:32 PM   #19
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Chieh,

It really depends on a few things.

1. Where are you getting your parts
2. What you actually WANT in the swap
3. What aftermarket components will you be buying (clutch,flywheel, exhaust etc)
4. The availability of a donor car (supply and demand)

FYI it takes us ~40hrs (start to finish) to do the whole thing.

No job yet has went over 8k (and no they weren't 7999.99). There are a few I am working on now that will exceed that 8k amount because that person wants A LOT of aftermarket goodies put in too.
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Does 8000 include the parts?

Engine,tranny and such
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Old 05-10-2002, 06:13 PM   #21
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By the way,Does anyone know if there is someone in Jersey doing these swaps and what kind of prices?
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Old 05-10-2002, 06:45 PM   #22
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Yes, when I said that no job YET had went over 8G.... I meant EVERYTHING including the kitchen sink...if they bought one

FYI if you did a bone stock conversion, it would be a lot less.

how much less you say, well review points 1 and 4 above.

ps. jetfan8178 - read my post in this thread. it will answer your tranny question.
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Chieh,

It really depends on a few things.

1. Where are you getting your parts
2. What you actually WANT in the swap
3. What aftermarket components will you be buying (clutch,flywheel, exhaust etc)
4. The availability of a donor car (supply and demand)

FYI it takes us ~40hrs (start to finish) to do the whole thing.

No job yet has went over 8k (and no they weren't 7999.99). There are a few I am working on now that will exceed that 8k amount because that person wants A LOT of aftermarket goodies put in too.
Thanks! That sounds reasonable. It gives me a ball park. I guess if the engine was 4-5k, then the labor would be between 2-3k, depending on the modification, correct? My original question was for a bone stock conversion.

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Old 05-10-2002, 07:10 PM   #24
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Thats a darn good deal if it includes everything.

When are you coming over to do my car?
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I am a consultant. Draft me a proposal and we will talk about it

Chieh - you are correct.
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