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Old 02-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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http://www.rs25.com/forums/f171/t152...0whp-rsti.html



First, sorry if this Isn't under the right category, but it's a swap so I posted it here.

I want to do this swap, I have a garage (brother is a mechanic and said he would take the project on with me). I've researched A LOT but haven't really added the numbers up. Do you think it would cost around the same as the car above (11k) or can I get it done for significantly less on my own. If you know the car above, please give a little insight on the life it's led.

It's going to be my daily, so would it be a smarter decision to just buy a used 04+ wrx instead?

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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Buy a used WRX. Less headaches.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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one thing to know about any car that has a swap done to it.... its never reliable haha if u plan on doing a swap definatly buy a daily driver or just go buy the wrx plain and simple
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
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I was interested in that car as well don't remember where I saw it listed. It's a nice looking swap and I agree that you need a daily beater if going this route or do what I did and just get AAA
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:01 PM   #6
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Don't listen to these guys....they clearly know nothing. It's pretty easy to tell if a swap is hacked or not. Other then that you run the same risk you would buying a used wrx. That swap looks pretty damn clean. And remember buying a swapped Rs is always better then buying any wrx. haha. Only thing you can do is check it out and drive it.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:30 PM   #7
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My wrx swap so far has been great. No problems. I am pretty happy where my impreza is at, stage 2 tune. I did most of the swap myself with a few family members helping whenever. Wiring was done by Iwire, he is a great guy.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:02 PM   #8
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one thing to know about any car that has a swap done to it.... its never reliable haha if u plan on doing a swap definatly buy a daily driver.
I guess all of us folks in the last 10 years who have been daily driving our swaps around Colorado are just the exception to the rule.

A swap is only as reliable as the original components it's built with and the builder. There's a lot of crap out there and I've personally fixed more than a few hack jobs done by "professionals" who are highly thought of over on RS25.com.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #9
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you will have problems.....comes with the territory/alure of a swap vehicle
but probally little less of the amt of problems of a un-swapped used car.

HOWEVER,
if you figure into the equation the cheaper insurance for a older, 350hp veh.........its a wash!

BUY IT!
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
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A swapped RS is as reliable as a factory WRX or STi if it is a factory motor with no mods. Once you mod it you run into the same issues as someone who modded a WRX or STi. My old RS is still running around and has been swapped for more than 7 years. My current cars, stock WRX motor in one and a modded WRX in the other both work fine and are daily drivers. My sedan is fun as all hell to drive but it uses a lot of fuel, is loud and the clutch slips due to either poor break in procedures or poor assembly.

If you do a swap that you get the motor from a known running car and the harness is properly merged, you'll have a very nice car. You can always just go out and buy a WRX or STi.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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2.5 Rs?
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