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Old 07-09-2002, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default pricing on a wrx engine swap

Attention moderator: not really sure if this goes in this forum or factory forced induction

but i am just doing some preliminary research for the possibilitie of doing an engine swap. besides the obvious motor, tranny, axles, etc... what else is required/ recomended? has anybody accomplished this yet even? shopping around for engines and trannys the best deal i've seen is in the 5k range. does that seam steep? to little? I'm just looking for imput. thanks guys.
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Old 07-09-2002, 08:15 PM   #2
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Monkey: It will be in your best interest to do a search before you ask such really easy questions.
FYI the infor mation you seek is all around here even my unfinished site i-speedusa.com
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Old 07-09-2002, 11:52 PM   #3
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Going price around here is $4,500-$5,000. I emailed you.
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:06 AM   #4
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search on ebay for wrx motors and you'll find two people in oregon selling them for around $5000.
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Old 07-10-2002, 11:42 PM   #5
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Check out the Bay Area Forum and look for Cristoph.


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Old 07-11-2002, 05:20 AM   #6
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Well mine was under $3K with everything but I did ALOT of reserch on my own, and settled for a STi Version 1 driveline which isn't all that great compared to the later ones.
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Old 07-11-2002, 03:43 PM   #7
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there is other much cheeper sources

i have been shopping i talked with john at outback motorsports he said that he had 20+ ej20s in stock ..normally they sell them to go into sand rails but they would bolt in to an impreza/legacy/forester with no problmes..

motor+preprogramed link+harness ~2500

i just need to find a body to put somthing in...
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Old 07-11-2002, 04:16 PM   #8
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no matter what you use, remember what you are doing it for and how long you want that car. Those two factors will help you pick your set-up.
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Old 07-11-2002, 07:18 PM   #9
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And if your in california you have to remember to pass smog. So much easier just to grab a wrecked usdm wrx.
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Old 07-12-2002, 04:39 AM   #10
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And if your in california you have to remember to pass smog. So much MORE EXPENSIVE to grab a wrecked usdm wrx.
*sob* *sob*
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Old 07-12-2002, 05:14 AM   #11
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And you dont HAVE to replace the tranny/rear diff... You can just drop the engine/ecu/wiring harnass in with the new crossmember or whatever that thing in there is that needs changing when you put a WRX engine in
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Old 07-12-2002, 08:20 AM   #12
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Hate to disagree, but you DO have to replace the tranny in anything other than the SVX, Impreza, Forester, Legacy, and Outback. Of course there is no way in hell it will go in a justy so lets just forget that one.

But the older cars like the Loyale, RX, XT, XT6, etc. use a different bellhousing pattern so you would need an adaptor. They were made once opon a time, but it was $300 for the couple left in the world a year or two ago.
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Old 07-12-2002, 09:08 PM   #13
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About the smog thing. Would a stock EJ20 in an older bodied RS pass of fail an emissions test? Visual? It would pass the physical, it's a stock motor! (?)


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Old 07-12-2002, 09:19 PM   #14
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I just (7/10)passed CA stat referee...SMOG with my jdm upipe, FP turbo and stock wrx exhaust . Oh yeah, this was all on my 97 OBS conversion.

My car is completely legal by CA standards. They even put a sticker under the hood by the vin that wards off pesky smog stations and police who think I have aftermarket goodies
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Old 07-15-2002, 02:48 AM   #15
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Skylab,

A 2002 USDM WRX motor swap is 100% legal. I've called CARB, and the gist of it is this:

Newer engine into older car, (assuming all smog equipment is installed too), is okay.

Older engine into newer car is not okay.

We're getting ready to swap a WRX drivetrain into a white RS at the shop right now.
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Old 07-15-2002, 03:10 AM   #16
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I never even thought of doing swaaps into Loyale, RX, XT, XT6 hmmmm?
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Old 07-15-2002, 09:33 AM   #17
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Someone else and I are both doing a swap right now. He is using a 87 RX I think (3dr), and I am using a GL-10 Wagon (shell laying around).

The thing is really annoying, but on the good side most of the WRX wiring runs through stock openings. Also its plenty long so the underhood fuse box can be located in the fender. This is important since the battery tray would be useless with it there.

Other highlights
Driveshaft needs to be shortened.
Tranny mount needs to be done custom (looking at XT6 front tranny X-member soon to see if its a bolton)
Pedals need custom mounting, and legacy gas pedal needs the firewall cut and then rebuilt as the spare tire tray is in the way.
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Old 07-15-2002, 01:07 PM   #18
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remember to document every detail. pics and notebooks help... A Lot
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Old 07-15-2002, 01:38 PM   #19
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Cristoph and Digital_boy:

Do you guys know how hard it is to swap in EJ20 into MY02 RS ??

Do I have to replace the the original 4EAT tranny ?

thanks!
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Old 07-15-2002, 03:03 PM   #20
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What do you want man/auto?

the engine and tranny must match either way.

nope. i have never done a 4eat to '02. it should not be as difficult as the pre 02. I'd have to perform it to be completely accurate.
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