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Old 02-06-2011, 05:44 AM   #1
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Default 97 impreza outback sport wrx swap?

What do you think? Should a do it? Advice??
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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It depends on many things and you will have to decide if it is "worth" it in the end.
IMHO it makes sense if:
the receiving car is in excellent condition
you get the donor drive train in good condition and inexpensively
you can do much of the work yourself or for reasonable money
you really want a unique car at the end of the process

You can easily spend a ton of dough to get car with no resale value and many ongoing issues. Insurance and e-testing are also concerns. You will want to upgrade the OBS brakes, wheels, tires, suspension, exhaust, seats, etc.
I think a nice condition used WRX wagon with a few mods would be much easier to live with.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input. Just been considering it. I think it would be cool to have that unique of a vehicle. Luckily where I live it wouldn't have to be inspected
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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It's a lot of work.













Big Hugs to AllPro Subaru for taking care of it for me.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:45 PM   #5
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What do you think? Should a do it? Advice??
Depending on the overall condition of the current car should be what makes the decision. There are plenty of OBS' that have been swapped. It's the same as doing a swap on any other impreza. Mechanically the swap is straight forward. Wiring is always a little tricky, if you're unsure what you're doing you'll want to pay someone to do it for you. Shoot me a PM if you've got questions.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:37 AM   #6
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im in the process of doing exactly that. 05 wrx everything into 97 obs. do it lol
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:38 AM   #7
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do u have a write up on this dash swap deal of yours?
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:01 AM   #8
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im in the process of doing exactly that. 05 wrx everything into 97 obs. do it lol
That's sick man! Evrything going smooth?
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:07 PM   #9
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do u have a write up on this dash swap deal of yours?
I don't, as I didn't do the work.
I know you have to seriously cut and modify the dash beam, though.
Fits like a glove once you get the beam set up
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #10
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yes! do it. i recently swapped my 95 wagon with an EJ20G and it was fairly easy save for the wiring. had to cut the harness at teh ecu and splice the EJ20 ecu connectors in, as well as make an adapter wiring cable from the ej20 Engine connectors to the old Engine connectors. i also swapped wrx brakes front and rear. still only weighs 2750 lbs. the stock outback tranny with cable clutch is holding up well so far
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:55 PM   #11
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yes! do it. i recently swapped my 95 wagon with an EJ20G and it was fairly easy save for the wiring. had to cut the harness at teh ecu and splice the EJ20 ecu connectors in, as well as make an adapter wiring cable from the ej20 Engine connectors to the old Engine connectors. i also swapped wrx brakes front and rear. still only weighs 2750 lbs. the stock outback tranny with cable clutch is holding up well so far
that's a completely different engine and wiring set and is very different than the work needed to do a USDM WRX swap.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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Lots of work "Yes". Piss you off "yes". Penny pinch you to DEATH "YES". Worth it in the end "FUGG YES"!


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Old 02-23-2011, 02:25 PM   #13
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Don't do it unless you have a spare vehicle to use during the weeks/months your OBS will be down.

There's guys on the board who you can pay to merge your wiring harnesses. All you'd need to do then is reinstall the wiring, and install the hardware.

If this were my first major swap, that's the route I'd take.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:48 PM   #14
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Don't do it unless you have a spare vehicle to use during the weeks/months your OBS will be down.

There's guys on the board who you can pay to merge your wiring harnesses. All you'd need to do then is reinstall the wiring, and install the hardware.

If this were my first major swap, that's the route I'd take.
I will be embarking on a similar swap (97 Impreza L to 03 usdm wrx). I'm sure the price can vary greatly, but what should I expect to pay for a full merge? I will be running full GC dash and interior.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:50 AM   #15
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^^ you'll need to PM them, I don't think they publicize their rates. Zephyr and ECS (a company) come to mind.
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