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Old 03-13-2011, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default second attemt at a swap.. success!!!!!

so anyways my first sttemp at a swap was kinda a fail. (finding a donor car didnt happen) but this time things turned out better. i was not even looking for a donor and stumbled upon this on accident.





i found this 05 wrx with 68000 miles for a very good deal on nasioc so i snagged it up and started to make plans. i was daily driving this ugly wagon with over 200k miles and thought that it would be very fun to make my unsuspicious green not so perty wagon fast lol



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Old 03-13-2011, 01:44 AM   #2
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tearing into the donor








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Old 03-13-2011, 01:44 AM   #3
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awsome firewall mod. (did this because i didnt no what pieces i would want/need for the wagon so just cut out a fatty chunk) its a speed hole lol



sold the entire fron clip to suba.ru who will be trying to make his 95 coupe work with a 05 front clip.




and parts all over. not enough space!!!!!




yep in the house too.


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Old 03-13-2011, 01:44 AM   #4
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tearing wagon up...









firewall modding to fit new heating/cooling crap.



the way it looked with the wrx stuff in place. i used tos crazy strong epoxy to set them in and there was absolutely nothing structural that i messed with or cut. it was just to make the holes for the heatercore and ac to look better..


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Old 03-13-2011, 01:45 AM   #5
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fitting dash

had to cut these



and these


and test fitted beam




also later down the roar i beat the dash beam in with a hammer in the area of the heater box to push the beam in just a little further to make the gape just a little smaller like so


and dash test fitted



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Old 03-13-2011, 01:45 AM   #6
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motor, tranny, gas tank, wireing and just about everything else fiding there way to the wagon.

yes u can fit the motor and tranny threw the top while mated but its not easy lol. i raised up the back and put front on ground and had to come in with a very aggressive angle lol








notice i cut the rad support just a bit to make a litle more room between rad and motor (didnt wanna go spending money on slim fit fans and whatnot this way worked out great for me)

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:45 AM   #7
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finishing up

did a little modding to the steering column so that there would not be any "clunk" when turning. worked great. just cut of maybe like 3/4 of an inch of the end and with a dremel i extended the grove part all the way to the end of the splines so that the column can fit deeper into the part on the rack. worked just fine..








i think my gaps turned out excellent but i put a piece of foam tape on them anyways. i didnt even need to cut the door panels on my 97 for my doors to close like i have seen everyone else do. goes to show if u try hard enought u can get this dash very decently tight with minimal gaps.

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:45 AM   #8
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the car stared up great right of the bat. no problems whatsoever. the splicing of doors was a little confusing since it was my very first time working with and reading diagrams but once u figure it out its not bad at all. i did have one issue with the cat in the uppipe being glogged and the car was freaking slow and retarted but thatnks to advice from john at outback auto i was able to fix my issue and now the car flys lol. it weight in at 2760 with like 1/4 tank of fuel. i did this entire swap basicly on my own and i have never swapped anything in my life before. i did all the dash work and everyother this on my own and had very minimul help from friends. with a full time job, a wife, and a 5 month old baby girl it toook me just a bit over 2 months to do everything and thats going in with not much experiance at all. thank you nasioc and all its ussers for all the great info i and stuff i learned. without that i would never be able to pull this of (or maybe 5 years later lol). the car is not complete it will proble be a work in progress for a very long time lol but i now daily drive it with 0 issues. although the turbo it starting to sound a little like a dentist drill. what can i say, oh well lol i guess ill have to buy a bigger turbo sooner. anyways if anyone has any q's or would like to no something feel free to pm me. i would be more then happy to help with anything i can and its the least i can do for the comunity. and just for laughs here is a pic of the uppipe wich i think fuged up the turbo.


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Old 03-13-2011, 10:16 AM   #9
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great job
replace that turbo asap though
a used td04 is like $50 .. new heads are x20 more
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:52 PM   #10
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I can do damage to heads running with this turbo?
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
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if its off balance enough to make a noise it can come apart at high rpm and shatter killing everything .. not just the heads

chances are that the previous owner ran too much boost with a factory fuel map ->high egts & det.. which melted the cat closed
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:57 PM   #12
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na it was stock. he used sea foam in the gas and right after that it started driving like crap. so he said. my theary is that while the sea foam did clean carbon or whatever it also clogged the first cat. when i got the car there was still half a tank of sea foam mixture
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:59 AM   #13
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decided that i need this stuff. picked up a vf43 today in very awsome condition and sprayed a intercooler that i had flat black so it wont be as visable threw the scope. not sure what top mount that is but its on the fatty side lol. looks like a turboxs maybe? also walbro 255 pump. just need a downpipe and injectors and i can go tune

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:38 PM   #14
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clean swap dude!
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:34 PM   #15
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decided to uipdate this incase anyone is following.
car is basicly completed besides for minor details like findind and splicing in a plug for driver side window swiches and getting new rotors. car is a blast to drive. i been daily driving it for close to a month. it now has the vf43 and supposrting mods installed. its road tuned to 19 pounds (thanks outback auto) and i cant get enough of it

here are some pics of how it sits as of now



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Old 04-12-2011, 09:40 PM   #16
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Nice man!!!! Thinking of doing a swap also when i get a outback sport.... Well, have fun with it...
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:19 PM   #17
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swapping is insanley fun. asnd not as hard as everyone makes it seem. i wanna do another one now. thinking sti into the lightest impreza available lol
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:57 AM   #18
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Man I love it! Good job with the swap.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:24 AM   #19
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Excellent job sir! I absolutely love your car!
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You should post some videos on YouTube, that would be awesome to hear the car to
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