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Old 08-10-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Sti throttle body on wrx engine

So I have a 05 forester and am gonna be doing a wrx engine swap my car is dbw and I was told that the 05 jdm wrx engine is dbc I found some 04 sti throttle bodys that are dbw would these bolt right up to the wrx engine and work? I'm new to Subaru so probably a pretty noob question
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:55 AM   #2
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You're new to this and asking this much of a basic question? Maybe an engine swap is a little over your head. And no a dbw and dbc TB are not interchangeable. The bolt patterns for the tb's are different.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:50 AM   #3
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All you need is an STi manifold of one that will accept a DBW cable. I don't think your question is that unreasonable. I would not have known if I hadn't had both DBW and DBC cars.

Since you already have the forester manifold you can re-use that on the new engine.
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