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Old 11-16-2010, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Need some helpful info. 93-01 Impreza's!

I'm looking into getting out of the honda game (I know I know ...hondas) and getting into a Subaru. I was givin a 1 owner 93 legacy about this time last year and loved it, but got rid of it due to an idling/dying problem that I couldn't figure out and now I can't stop wanting another Subie.

I'm looking into the 93-00 Impreza's and wanting to figure out more about them since I'm new to them.

Really wanting to swap a newer WRX motor into one in the future as well.

Wanting to find out how easy this may be (or hard), any pros or cons to this chassy, hows the 4wd on them, and are they pretty reliable?

I will be reading through threads and learning up some more of course, but its always easier to get some input by question.

The legacy seemed pretty easy to work on in the 3 months I owned it.

Post pictures of yours if you have one! Interior/Motor/Exterior!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:30 AM   #2
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They are super easy to work on and they're like legos. All the parts are pretty much universal. I'm getting ready to swap an AWD drivetrain into my '94 FWD. Parts are really cheap too.
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:34 AM   #3
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Well my legacy I had was super easy. Had to change the cv axle when I bought it and didn't take but 15 minutes of work maybe. Also changed plugs, fuel filter, pcv, air filter, intake manifold gasket, maf, belts, and iacv and it was all very simple. lol There are a couple at a pull apart junkyard around here and I was going to do the AWD conversion, but sold it first. The intake manifold gaskets were probably the hardest to change. lol
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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Anyone else?
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:30 AM   #5
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you'll find that lots of subaru and evo guys came from the honda crowd, myself included.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:50 PM   #6
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Thats good to know. I don't know if I will ever fully leave the honda scene but I'm trying to branch out and there are not many subaru's here besides air force.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:59 PM   #7
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when i swapped an 02' 2.5TS engine into my 97 Impreza Brighton, it wasnt that hard. the only differences were the plugs on the inside of the car. almost everything had to be rewired. engine was plug and play with the 02 ECU, but the dash cluster, hearer controls, steering column and some other things needed to be re-wired.

other than that it was like legos like an earlier post said. engine and tranny fell right into place. along with complete rear end assembly. the only thing i had a problem with, was the exhaust. i had ro have a set of custom spacers made for the stock exhaust. then i switched to a set of unequal length headers and it was fine.

EDIT: also, the 96-01 (i think those are the years) impreza brighton coupe is the LIGHTEST model subaru has ever made, but you will not have any power options unless you put them in yourself. crank windows and no power locks or mirrors.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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check our RS25.com it has a ton of information on early imprezas.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:13 PM   #9
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I think we all need to hook up with the guy that's braggin about all the cheap parts...lol.
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check our RS25.com it has a ton of information on early imprezas.
and subaru-impreza-parts.co.uk for 93-01 parts with US shipping
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