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Old 02-11-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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This is strictly for knowledge a potential future plan. Anyone ever done a engine swap from a manufactured aftermarket place. I came across a site east coast swappers:

http://www.eastcoastswappers.com/rates.php

From what they stated it seems something good, just wanted your guys opinions. If you know of a better place, open to hear it. I love my car don't want to get rid of it so this seems to be a nice future idea. Thank you much, and sorry if this is considered a conversion.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #2
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It is a conversion. Those guys have done TONS of swaps, probably more than anybody else at this point.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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It is a conversion. Those guys have done TONS of swaps, probably more than anybody else at this point.
I apologize about thread location, by the way when you say "those guys" do you mean east coast swappers or members in the conversion thread? Sorry
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:25 AM   #4
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ECS specifically.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:35 AM   #5
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Thank you, hmm what's your opinion of that idea and what state?
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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when you say "those guys" do you mean east coast swappers or members in the conversion thread? Sorry
Uhhh... what's "the conversion thread"?

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Thank you, hmm what's your opinion of that idea and what state?
Am I the only one that has no idea what this is supposed to mean? What state? What state what?
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #7
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ECS is in CT and they are a good shop they actually were going to build that UEL header for us a while back but the N/A whiner complex struck hard and killed the project If i were going to pay for a swap they would be my FIRST choice. Hell I would just swap the drive train and take it to them to wire it LOL. F wiring
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #8
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From what they stated it seems something good, just wanted your guys opinions. If you know of a better place, open to hear it. I love my car don't want to get rid of it so this seems to be a nice future idea. Thank you much, and sorry if this is considered a conversion.
I have to ask...why?


While you may love your car it makes no sense financially to swap an 06 2.5i unless you bought a shell and had a donor WRX/STi for super cheap. I fully understand that you want more power but for the money it makes no sense to not trade the car in for a WRX.

With that said, if you still want to swap I would also look at Broken Motorsports in Union City, NJ. Billy and the crew have done tons of swaps and knows Subarus inside and out. Do a search on them here or on RS25 and you will read nothing but awesome things from them.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #9
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There's nothing rational about what most of us do with our cars. And his '06 is older than a lot of RS swaps were when the craze first started, so it's still reasonable. So it's a legit candidate.

Still, OP... what exactly are you trying to ask us here? Yes, ECS is very good at swaps. Yes, it's cool to do a swap. What else are you looking to know?
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:12 PM   #10
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Uhhh... what's "the conversion thread"?

Am I the only one that has no idea what this is supposed to mean? What state? What state what?
Conversion section of the thread, I meant to say, "what's your opinion of what ecs states on their site" as far the benefits of doing a swap.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:19 PM   #11
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I have to ask...why?

While you may love your car it makes no sense financially to swap an 06 2.5i unless you bought a shell and had a donor WRX/STi for super cheap. I fully understand that you want more power but for the money it makes no sense to not trade the car in for a WRX.

With that said, if you still want to swap I would also look at Broken Motorsports in Union City, NJ. Billy and the crew have done tons of swaps and knows Subarus inside and out. Do a search on them here or on RS25 and you will read nothing but awesome things from them.
Thank you, well I was under the impression ecs uses donor motors that they rebuild as if new, so I figured when it came time where my motor was ready to go or when I finally save to make my decision about either getting a new car or modding mine. I thought, buy a new wrx $24,000+ or swap engine since I love the body of my car for an sti motor rebuilt new for $10,000. Just weighing options nothing concrete, opinions is what I desire. Who knows maybe I won't get a new car? Maybe I will but not a Subaru....not really sure someone gave me this idea so I was thinking of options and wanted your guys opinions.

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There's nothing rational about what most of us do with our cars. And his '06 is older than a lot of RS swaps were when the craze first started, so it's still reasonable. So it's a legit candidate.

Still, OP... what exactly are you trying to ask us here? Yes, ECS is very good at swaps. Yes, it's cool to do a swap. What else are you looking to know?
Do you think it will be dependable?
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There's nothing rational about what most of us do with our cars. And his '06 is older than a lot of RS swaps were when the craze first started, so it's still reasonable. So it's a legit candidate.

Still, OP... what exactly are you trying to ask us here? Yes, ECS is very good at swaps. Yes, it's cool to do a swap. What else are you looking to know?
But there is no reason to bastardize your car and pay more and not even get the full package.

I can understand swapping a GC...hell I can also understand swapping a bugeye but when OP can trade his car in for a WRX or STi that looks identical, why?
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Thank you, well I was under the impression ecs uses donor motors that they rebuild as if new, so I figured when it came time where my motor was ready to go or when I finally save to make my decision about either getting a new car or modding mine. I thought, buy a new wrx $24,000+ or swap engine since I love the body of my car for an sti motor rebuilt new for $10,000. Just weighing options nothing concrete, opinions is what I desire. Who knows maybe I won't get a new car? Maybe I will but not a Subaru....not really sure someone gave me this idea so I was thinking of options and wanted your guys opinions.
The thing is that you still won't have all of the performance (and appearance goodies if those matter to you) of an STi for that $10,000 price tag. If you traded you car in plus the 10k set aside for the swap you could have (or at least close to) the real deal.

I'm not trying to piss all over your parade OP but you need to look at things from a cost/benefit perspective. If the car truly holds that much sentimental value to you than go ahead but if I were in your shoes I would strongly consider trading in (possibly outside of Subaru as you stated).

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Yeah that's true I guess we will have to see
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #16
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Do you think it will be dependable?
Yes, and to address Kaptain's concerns, if you do a swap, do it right- complete STi including gearbox, R180, hubs, DCCD, wiring... absolutely everything. Otherwise you're definitely better off trading your car in.
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