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Old 02-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default JDM Version 5/6 swap into 95 Legacy Wagon

So before I get ripped apart for not searching, let me say I have done weeks if not months of reading on here trying to research the best way to tackle this project. A lot of the info I have come across is either hearsay from people that haven't done the swap, or it is 6+ years old and there may be a more efficient way of doing it now. Any info from experienced owners/people that have done the swap would be greatly appreciated.

I am wanting to swap a JDM wrx/sti version 5/6 engine into my 95 legacy while using a USDM wrx manifold, harness and ecu. Whether the engine is from a jdm wrx or an sti doesn't really matter to me, the cheaper the better. I need the car to be tuneable, will be using accessport which is why I will be running it off the usdm parts. Passing emissions/smog is not an issue.

I know that I will be sending my bulkhead harness out to be spliced with one from a usdm wrx to Iwire. I will also be keeping my trans and diff and using a 1st gen turbo legacy cross member.

Version 5 is the first version that has the same intake manifold bolt pattern as the EJ205, correct?
Is there anything that I am missing that I will need?
Is there a place that anyone recommends to get the long block from?
Any suggestions for going a different route with a swap? If so, why?

Thanks for any and all helpful comments!

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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cam gears
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Cool, got it. Curious, what's the difference in the cam gears?
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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I do not recommend sticking with your stock trans, its life will be very short with more power.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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I do not recommend sticking with your stock trans, its life will be very short with more power.
Why do you say that? I have talked with a few people that have done this, which is where I got the idea. It is still 3.90 gearing and they have said that the strength of the 5mt has not changed much over the years if at all. Did you have an issue with yours?

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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Why do you want the jdm ver5/6? Why not do a full EJ205 swap?
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:57 PM   #7
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Compared to EJ205, it will have more power, rev higher, be built better, cheaper, possibly bigger turbo etc.

Version 5 is the first that you can use a 205 intake manifold on IIRC.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #8
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Welp, got a great deal on a 205 swap today, so this thread is irrelevant...
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