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Old 06-16-2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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With many future FRs and Brzs crashing, will it be possibly to swap their 6spds into our wrx's? Are they just as strong as the Sti's?
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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With many future FRs and Brzs crashing, will it be possibly to swap their 6spds into our wrx's? Are they just as strong as the Sti's?
Actually, the 6speed trans is from what I believe are from the Lexus IS models. As far as how they can hold up to boost, i cant really clarify unless you know any IS 250 guys that are boosted.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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Not even Jesus knows the strength so we aren't going to address that. As to the swap, the BRZ has been on the market for 9 seconds....maybe 10. Do you really think anyone can intelligently answer this yet? You are 90000000% better off with a KNOWN option than an unknown one, but PLUS the damn car is RWD....that MIGHT have an impact on your AWD car.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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car is RWD....that MIGHT have an impact on your AWD car.
^Think that alone would tell you its not plug and play like older ones. Whats wrong with 04-13sti, legacy gt, jdm trannies? So many options and you can get them for so little money now.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the link Tom that was entertaining!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:57 AM   #7
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Starter is on the other side, so it would probably interfere with the normal turbo placement plus you will most likely need to notch out the back of the block to clear the snout of the starter.

Looks like the same bellhousing pattern on the back of the block though, just with a starter cavity bump on both sides.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #8
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How would the brz drivetrain work for a complete rwd swap for a wrx? Like tranny, driveshaft, rear end, axle shafts?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:31 AM   #9
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How would the brz drivetrain work for a complete rwd swap for a wrx? Like tranny, driveshaft, rear end, axle shafts?

why dont you be the first to do it and tell us all how its done???
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:33 AM   #10
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How would the brz drivetrain work for a complete rwd swap for a wrx? Like tranny, driveshaft, rear end, axle shafts?
Wouldn't it just be easier to but a turboed engine in a frs or bra instead of making a wrx rwd? I mean do some engine work, lower the compression and put a big turbo.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #11
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Wouldn't it just be easier to but a turboed engine in a frs or bra instead of making a wrx rwd? I mean do some engine work, lower the compression and put a big turbo.
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How would the brz drivetrain work for a complete rwd swap for a wrx? Like tranny, driveshaft, rear end, axle shafts?
All it takes is a tape measure and you'll find the answer is no. You CANNOT swap drivetrains from platform to platform and expect that they fit.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #13
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All it takes is a tape measure and you'll find the answer is no. You CANNOT swap drivetrains from platform to platform and expect that they fit.
Have YOU done so? Please share your measurements.

I have done numerous swaps between platforms with minimal to extreme fab work. So have many, many members of this forum.

I remember when people were saying it was "stupid" to do a turbo swap on the old 93-01 chassis because it was not sold that way.

And then there are LS-x engines swapped into tons of different cars...along with a list of "improper" swaps as long as there are cars that have been made.

Lighten up and let people use their motivation an ingenuity to create new and exciting things. Or continue to beat down their spirit so they all drive a 5 speed ej20 equipped wrx forever...
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #14
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I was wondering for thos of us that would love to have rwd but want the 4 door practicality.
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I was wondering for thos of us that would love to have rwd but want the 4 door practicality.

maybe people wanna do real stupid ****?????
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I was wondering for thos of us that would love to have rwd but want the 4 door practicality.
Then you should have bought a Charger, or Audi, or BMW, or any other RWD sedan.
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I hope they are compatible Did a quick search for pics and compared the matting holes between the trans/engine for a brz and wrx. Don't know exactly, but it seems the matting bolts are pretty aligned in the similar positions. So, I hope they fit but we won't know till someone tries. The clutch fork also seems to be in the same area. Just that the starter motor is on the opposite side and i don't know how the shifter/trans mount will line up to fit right. Will be waiting for someone in the future to experiment



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Old 03-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #18
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Have YOU done so? Please share your measurements.

I have done numerous swaps between platforms with minimal to extreme fab work. So have many, many members of this forum.

I remember when people were saying it was "stupid" to do a turbo swap on the old 93-01 chassis because it was not sold that way.

And then there are LS-x engines swapped into tons of different cars...along with a list of "improper" swaps as long as there are cars that have been made.

Lighten up and let people use their motivation an ingenuity to create new and exciting things. Or continue to beat down their spirit so they all drive a 5 speed ej20 equipped wrx forever...
The question was related to having it fit with no issues like the sti tranny... Why read into something to try to degrade them. Everyone for the point he was making.. It's not plug and play.. And yes we are aware of the craft of fabrication thanks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #19
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The question was related to having it fit with no issues like the sti tranny... Why read into something to try to degrade them. Everyone for the point he was making.. It's not plug and play.. And yes we are aware of the craft of fabrication thanks.
Why degrade HIM? You must be new here LOL I take offense when people make assumptions and generalizations because they lack imagination or intelligence. If people like him, and apparently you, had their way nobody would ever know whether something works because nobody would ever try it.

Hell for all you or I know it bolts right in with a tranny mount swap. But someone "with a tape measurer" with have to actually try it!!

As you are not the OP you do not know exactly what was intended as he did not specify a bolt in swap or not. Unless you are an interweb mind reader... Now crawl back under your rock.
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I was only wondering about the possibility of the swap, the brz is to new yet to find one without paying a arm and a leg for to try the swap, I know customization would be needed for the process but how much? Like completely rebuild the rear end and get custom shafts ?
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Have YOU done so? Please share your measurements.

I have done numerous swaps between platforms with minimal to extreme fab work. So have many, many members of this forum.

I remember when people were saying it was "stupid" to do a turbo swap on the old 93-01 chassis because it was not sold that way.

And then there are LS-x engines swapped into tons of different cars...along with a list of "improper" swaps as long as there are cars that have been made.

Lighten up and let people use their motivation an ingenuity to create new and exciting things. Or continue to beat down their spirit so they all drive a 5 speed ej20 equipped wrx forever...
Christ on a bike dude....relax will ya? And I'm sure you can put a Bugatti Veyron motor into my wife's Honda Pilot too. I didn't say it was impossible, but for 99.9999% of people here yes, it is impossible. You have to realize the audience we are dealing with here. People like you just do ****. You don't come here and ask questions. People who come here and ask SQUARE ONE questions on the other hand need to be guided to the door that says "Please continue to watch The Office as this idea is both over year head and over your zip code".
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i will be the first one to try this in about two weeks I just ordered a new transmission out of a wrecked brz I wanted to do a rwd conversion anyways just to have something unique at the drift events. so I will do a full write up for you guys.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:54 PM   #23
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isnt there a few people that have done rwd conversions to their stis?
anyways, most conversions you have to get the engine and the trans together like I had a 240 with a s13 and I had to get both, also I had a toyota that had a gn motor and I had to get a th400 for that setup, so yeah just saying you migh t have issues bolting up the trans to the engine.

that just my 2 cents
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Have YOU done so? Please share your measurements.

I have done numerous swaps between platforms with minimal to extreme fab work. So have many, many members of this forum.

I remember when people were saying it was "stupid" to do a turbo swap on the old 93-01 chassis because it was not sold that way.

And then there are LS-x engines swapped into tons of different cars...along with a list of "improper" swaps as long as there are cars that have been made.

Lighten up and let people use their motivation an ingenuity to create new and exciting things. Or continue to beat down their spirit so they all drive a 5 speed ej20 equipped wrx forever...
http://truestreetcars.com/forums/pro...9-lsx-wrx.html
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isnt there a few people that have done rwd conversions to their stis?
anyways, most conversions you have to get the engine and the trans together like I had a 240 with a s13 and I had to get both, also I had a toyota that had a gn motor and I had to get a th400 for that setup, so yeah just saying you migh t have issues bolting up the trans to the engine.

that just my 2 cents
Ever heard of a bell housing adaptor?
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