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Old 04-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default Ej20g into 1995 Impreza Base awd Help Please...

I've had my 1995 Impreza for a couple years now. I was towing my little boat and the transmission finally went out at 256,000 miles. The motor was replaced just before I got the car 170,000 or 180,000k. The car was owned by an older woman before me and still had the am/fm radio, no cd player or any after market parts. I was going to just replace the transmission and it was going to cost me about $500. My wife asked if I still wanted to do the swap, I said yes so she said go ahead and do it now or it would just be wasting 500 on the transmission just to swap it soon. So I bought a Half cut. I'm pretty mechanically inclined but it would be very helpful if some one could hook me up with the ecu pin out and other tips for installing it. My car is a 1995 OBD1 awd Impreza with a manual transmission. the half cut is a gc8c48d. The motor is ej20gdw4he amd the transmission is ty752vb3fa. It came with the rear diff all the axles as well. If any one is interested in the stock parts that are being removed for the swap (hood, radiator, radiator fans, etc) they are free, I have them posted for cheap on craigslist so just mention you saw them here to get them free. I'm in california about an hour from sacramento and an hour and a half from the bay area.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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i'm new to the subaru stuff and i have a 94 impreza that i want to put an 02 bug eye motor trans and rear diff was told it will all just bolt in but the wiring will be a bitch and was told its not worth it was i told rite or is the wiring going to be a bear... ps i have the 02 donor car complete
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:45 AM   #4
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Good Luck. this will be a fun swap. you will love it when its all done.

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Old 04-10-2014, 04:57 PM   #5
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Hey, if you have a full jdm clip why not convert it to rhd? It would be alot easier to do the wiring and might not have to change anything and it would make your ride unique, and as for your other car correct me if I'm wrong but, if you already have the WRX doner everything should just be a matter of swapping all electrical wiring over to the older chassis, and once you clear that everything else should be smooth sailing, another thing you could do is send both your harnesses (WRX&94 impreza) and have iwire merge them and you just take care of the mechanical aspect which would be removing the old 94 transmission and engine and dropping the newer WRX one in.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:22 PM   #6
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fantastic !
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies! Im going to try the Iwire route. About $600 I didn't plan on spending but I guess its better than the headache and messing things up. I like RHD cars but it ends up being a pain in the ass. Try going through a drive thru for your food and leaning over your car, all the driving laws are set up for LHD so it makes for a lot more blind spots when driving. My buddy had a RHD R32 gtst for a while and got sick of it. On top of that Dont have the extra money. I doing this as cheaply as possible, sending my harness out is going to use up the rest of my money and some of my parents... The clip was only 1800 and he threw in a red turbo hood to match my red car. Told him i had to have the hood because of the intercoller, he had 7 of them so he said okay.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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Don't waste your money. The wiring is REALLY easy to do. About half the wires are the same color and the rest are easy to figure out. Mine only took a few hours to do.

I have a chart somewhere that I got from Rob on here with color codes for both usdm and jdm it makes it even easier. If I find it I will post it, if not you could probably PM him and get it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:34 PM   #9
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I was thinking about trying it but I only have the ecu pinouts and the color coded wiring for my usdm car. I have a california emmissions car so I don't know about all the extra sensors that are tapped into my system, getting the radiator fans and such to work properly. This is my daily driver and I'm down a car until I get it done so if I botch it I'm really screwed Iwire is a minimum 2 weeks out right now, I really wish I could do it myself!
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:09 PM   #10
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http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t202...ity-s-imp.html

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2612900

you might find some help here. did exactly what your doing and my car is even the same color and year
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:22 PM   #11
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Nice swap man, I'm in the process of putting everything together to put an ej20 in my 90 loyale wagon. Wish I would have bought a driveline with a harness, so I will have to make my own. I was wondering if you knew which turbo control components, map and maf you're running? I've been having a hard time finding out what my setup will need, and where the stock components mount to.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:18 AM   #12
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Don't waste your money. The wiring is REALLY easy to do. About half the wires are the same color and the rest are easy to figure out. Mine only took a few hours to do.

I have a chart somewhere that I got from Rob on here with color codes for both usdm and jdm it makes it even easier. If I find it I will post it, if not you could probably PM him and get it.
hey man I just got a really good deal on a ej20g any way you can help me out with the wiring? its all going into a 98 wrx L this is my first Subaru and I bought the car with a broken timing belt so im taking the engine out I have the ej20g now only thing im worried about is the wiring issue. thanks
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