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Old 12-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #351
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I kinda want it for that and it wouldnt be a bad thing if i got it in my RS!
At $150, I see very little going wrong. At the minimum, a good learning experience and a trip to the metal recyclers.
I wish I could find cool stuff like that!
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #352
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If i pass on it. Ill let you have his number. He's grumpy and illiterate, but not too bad to deal with (so far). Haha.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #353
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If i pass on it. Ill let you have his number. He's grumpy and illiterate, but not too bad to deal with (so far). Haha.
I don't really have the change to toss around at a toy engine right now. But I would totally buy it from you later!

And Tuesday is my birthday....
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #354
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Well wish me luck. I might go see it wednesday!
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #355
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Well wish me luck. I might go see it wednesday!
Bring a friend. Or two. (Smith & Wesson, Heckler & Koch, etc.)
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #356
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That was what I was thinking. I was talking to one of the Cobb tuning guys and they were telling me that the waste gate would not physically be able to handle the boost and would lead to boost creep in my '07 WRX. not sure if he was trying to sell me on their catted down pipe or not.

I basically want to get to stage 2 safely.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:43 PM   #357
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I'd say buy it at 150$. Sounds like a deal to me.

Is it just a short block or the whole long block with heads?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #358
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Whole thing plus accessories and turbo.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #359
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Yeah, the turbo is worth 150$ if its still good. I'd say go for it, is it nearby?

Even junky heads are worth 100ish.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #360
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Thanks for everyone's input!(:
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #361
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Late night snow activities behind the target on west main!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #362
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Late night snow activities behind the target on west main!
Wish I could be there! Take pics
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #363
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x 2 on those pics!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #364
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So the guy with WRX engine just told me the tranny mounting ear is broken off.. isn't that part of the casting?!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:42 AM   #365
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So the guy with WRX engine just told me the tranny mounting ear is broken off.. isn't that part of the casting?!
I believe so
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #366
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So the guy with WRX engine just told me the tranny mounting ear is broken off.. isn't that part of the casting?!
Hell if you pass I'll buy it in a heartbeat. I bought a blown STI short block for $300 just for the case and crank.

I bet if you took the time and parted it out you could net a cool g off of it.

Oh and the mounting ear he may just be talking about the trans mount bolts sheared off in the trans case in the accident.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:41 AM   #367
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I'd love to use it in a car, but with the busted tranny mounting ear; i don't know what to do with that..
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #368
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Late night snow activities behind the target on west main!
I was there about midnight last night after a movie, it was pretty sweet!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:20 PM   #369
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Since i'm full of questions; what's everyone's opinion: should i buy and rebuild a '03 2.0 wrx engine for my '99 RS. Or just take the turbo and try to put it on my RS?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:49 PM   #370
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Either of those options, in my opinion, don't last long. No one build engines like the factory, and turbo-ing a N/A engine is a ticking time bomb.

IMO I'd say the best way would be to find a low mile WRX swap and do a wiring harness merge.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:54 PM   #371
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I should have clarified. The engine has 101k. I'd do a few things, like headgasket and timing belt, but not a full rebuild. My poor choice of words. What does the merge consist of exactly?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:59 PM   #372
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Oh, in that case I'd say go for the merge. The merge is quite extensive, but worth it IMO. You would send your harness and a WRX harness out to a wiring guy and he would do the merge for 300-400$ (I've heard of people doing them on their own but it involves ALOT of wiring experience). Then you buy a WRX ECU which are relatively cheap and plug it all in.

Is the engine you are thinking of buying complete with the fuel system, intake manifold, and heads, with all of the respective sensors?
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:16 PM   #373
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The guy I'm speaking with says that it has everything (sensors and accessories). Minus the harness i would assume. I use my car for travel to ohio and back every week for school so i'm going to need a pretty big gap in school to get that done!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:18 PM   #374
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Yeah, that's for sure! You might be able to find another RS harness that you could have sent out instead of yours. That's great the engine has everything.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #375
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Any clue how much harnesses run?
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