Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday May 5, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
njdriver04
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 248747
Join Date: Jun 2010
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: East Coast Americas
Vehicle:
04' SG XT
Blk

Default Advice for future 4 Gen Full STI Swap

I am in the beginning stage of planning for a full sti swap into a 4 gen legacy/outback wagon 05-06. Looking at salvage outbacks wagons and legacy wagons. I was wondering if I will run into any issues swapping if i decide to go with the outback wagon,. I know they are heavier due to the additional options. Any other issues? Originally i planned to do the swap on my 2000 but i realized it was not worth it.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
njdriver04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
girodisc
Former Vendor
 
Member#: 177674
Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: B-ham WA
Default

You going to just do the motor swap or you buying a wreaked STi so you get everything. If you going for a whole Sti get a 08-09. It will cost more but then you can use all the suspension goodies because they share the same setup.

There shouldn't be an issue with an outback over any other legacy model. If you are doing the tranny swap find a car that's a manual too unless you are swapping the harnesses as well. Converting a Automatic Harness to work correctly with a manual is a PITA.

Buy one with an h6 in it and all buy your motor and crap haha.

Johann @ Girodisc
girodisc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 06:02 PM   #3
jamal
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 71875
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montana
Vehicle:
98 2.5GT
my wheels fit

Default

No, just buy a turbo legacy or outback. Then all you really need is the 6-speed stuff and a bigger turbo

Also the rear suspenion between the 4th gen legacy and an 08+ impreza is not the same.
jamal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2010, 01:47 AM   #4
njdriver04
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 248747
Join Date: Jun 2010
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: East Coast Americas
Vehicle:
04' SG XT
Blk

Default

yeah i though 05 on legacy would be a direct swap 06 07impreza
njdriver04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 05:43 AM   #5
NSFW
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 140444
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Vehicle:
05 Stage Free LGT
ATP 3076, 6MT, AVO FMIC

Default

The 05/06 LGT already has the STI shortblock.
If you're going to swap turbos, do something bigger than a VF39.
NSFW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 09:54 AM   #6
that one legacy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 103665
Join Date: Dec 2005
Default

+1 to ^

i know a guy with an 05 LGT, he swapped on STi heads and an STi intake manifold and that's all he needed because the rest (engine wise) is the same.

as far as Outback vs Legacy, the only real difference is the height of the suspension. everything else should be very similar.
that one legacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
PA-Outback2000
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 161832
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: PA
Vehicle:
2000 Outback Limited
Black

Default

y not swap in a 2000? i will be doing close to that soon.
PA-Outback2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2010, 04:45 PM   #8
njdriver04
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 248747
Join Date: Jun 2010
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: East Coast Americas
Vehicle:
04' SG XT
Blk

Default

rear suspension is different, i blew the head gasket today, so i will change it and move on to something else
njdriver04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 09:05 AM   #9
PA-Outback2000
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 161832
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: PA
Vehicle:
2000 Outback Limited
Black

Default

what does suspension have to do with which generation you swap to?
PA-Outback2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 10:36 AM   #10
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2005 Outback XT
White on grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by njdriver04 View Post
Originally i planned to do the swap on my 2000 but i realized it was not worth it.
If you think it's not worth it in an older, cheaper model, then its certainly not worth it in one thats more expensive, newer, and already came available with an STI-block from the factory
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
01 2.5RS ANY IDEAS FOR A FULL STi SWAP?? RyanBec Newbies & FAQs 14 10-27-2009 12:08 AM
Advice for future fobbit in Iraq aggie113 Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 9 07-20-2009 04:31 AM
Arcadia Green 2.5rs with FULL STi swap. For real this time! :( MattD87 Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 113 06-25-2009 07:16 PM
FS: 2002/2005 WRX/STI - Full STI Swap w/ FAT 30R Turbo Kit dcheyne55 SWIC Private Classifieds 6 05-17-2009 11:11 PM
Anyone looking for a full sti swap? snowcrzy SCIC Private Classifieds 14 02-25-2008 02:13 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.