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Old 01-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question Sourcing USDM WRX motors...

Where's a good place to start to find one for a RS to WRX swap???

Please don't say eBay.


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Old 01-03-2003, 03:34 PM   #2
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I got a complete wrecked WRX through a guy who purchased it at an insurance auction. That's what I'd recomend because it's pretty cheap, you have everything you need, and you've got extra parts you can sell to offset the cost.

Just search around for auction companies in your area.
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Old 01-04-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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Auctions are the best way to go. However, in some states you need to be a dealer to bid on the cars. Also, you will need a place to store your new/wrecked car.
Try salvage yards near you. Call around and see which yard gets/buys the subarus. Then go pay them a visit.
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Old 01-04-2003, 10:11 PM   #4
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call Julian at LaChute they have everything
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Old 01-04-2003, 10:17 PM   #5
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Anyone know how much these wrecked cars typically go for? There seems to be a lot of wrecked cars around the country if you know how to get a hold of them before a middle man jacks the price up after spitting the car up for parts. I bet as the winter months drag on there will be an abundance of wrecked cars as the idiots who jumped on the WRX bandwagon wreck their cars.
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:35 PM   #6
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I got mine for 1800, the middleman got it for 550 though. That's a really cheap price though because the car was in pretty bad shape and nobody at the auction knew what a WRX was. The drivetrain was good though, so I was happy. I'd guess they usually go anywhere from 1-4k dollars depending on the condition and what the people at the auction know about WRX's.
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:53 PM   #7
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USDM WRX complete swap is 7300.00 at LaChute that's 3000.00 in labor
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Old 01-05-2003, 08:32 AM   #8
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Is that canadian dollars or us dollars? It would make a pretty big difference.
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Old 01-05-2003, 04:10 PM   #9
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Thats U.S.


That 7300.00 is you drop your car off and pick up a complete WRX powered car.


Give them a call, they seem to do very good work, and after this summer i'll let you know how my STI V5 swap went.
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:30 AM   #10
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I've already talked to Mark @ Lachute about doing a swap. This is a possibility but I was quoted with a JDM WRX motor and not a USDM unit. I was quoted much cheaper than $7300 because I don't want to do a full drivetrain swap, just a motor.

Trent aka dsmawd had them do a full STi V3 swap into his wagon. I know Lachute does good work.

We'll see what actually happens with my car.

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Old 01-06-2003, 10:38 PM   #11
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EBAY! seriously, that's where I found mine.
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Old 01-13-2003, 05:32 PM   #12
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Just wanted to clarify that the 3000.00$ is can $
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Old 01-13-2003, 08:51 PM   #13
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hmm just curious but how much for an engine swap, not the drivetrain. Feel free to PM me.
Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2003, 10:16 PM   #14
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JDM or USDM swap?
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Old 01-14-2003, 08:29 PM   #15
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A USDM. My finances decided not to let me do anything for the next 2 yrs till my wagon is paid off. So am back to exploring options.


edit: let me restate, my wife wanting a house put my car on the back burner LOL.
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:48 PM   #16
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Were did you guys find your engines on e-bay ??? We tried to sell a version 5 RA last week, not a SINGLE bid !!! We were asking 9000$ USD for a complete kit, everything, everything everything shipped to your door. !!!

I would like to try again on e-bay, but I don't think we listed it in the right spot, not even one person looked at it.

Let me know,
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:49 AM   #17
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"not even one person looked at it."

I saw it listed, but didn't dare click on it.

I knew if I read it I would have bad thoughts($$$$)
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Old 01-23-2003, 03:56 AM   #18
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I looked at it, too...just to torture myself
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:54 PM   #19
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While reading this post the question was never answer how much you could find a USDM enigine/tranny for. I'm tryin to price things but I have yet to see any numbers for those who have bought engines. I'd like to know how much these go for and where....PM if you don't want to let everyone know...I understand
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:31 PM   #20
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well one reason it might not have sold is because 9000 USD is a rediciulously high price for a ver 5 drivetrain unless its brand new or something.

if you can get to the auctions like eby its the best bet. i knew one guy in my area who could get me the crashed car for like 2k
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:16 PM   #21
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The going price is anywhere from 2000-4500, of course this includes different things.

The 2000 is usually just the engine
From about 3500 (if you are lucky) - 4500 you can get the engine, wiring harness, and ecu

Hope that helps
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Old 08-21-2003, 03:24 PM   #22
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4subarusuzukikia.com sells an entire engine for $5000, but that doesn't include transmission and other mandatory items. I priced out auctions when I was looking for my drivetrain and most WRX's were going for $5500-$7k. The biggest problem I ran into was a: finding an auction that actually had a WRX and b: no place to store it since my landlord gave me the no-go for launch.

I believe my engine source bought the wreck for $5500 and I paid $4500 for the complete drivetrain. I am dealing with getting all the parts requested though and that can be avoided if you get the entire car.

Subaru Lachute, my problem with $9k is not that it is too much, but that I will have $9k invested in EVERYTHING for my car, not just the drivetrain. This is the result of spending over the last 1.5 years. As for ebay, though, most people are looking for incredible deals like $650 EJ20Gs, not entire, guaranteed, 100% perfect, top-notch swaps. After sourcing my engine, though, I've had some regrets about who I've sourced it through and what I've actually chosen.

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Old 08-21-2003, 08:08 PM   #23
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I'm not sure of the quality of the engines but car-parts.com has engines from $1500-6500, with and without tranny. Of course I'm not sure what else I will need for it to work in a RS, accessorys and what not. Axles and rearend my not be included. Basically I need to make a few phone calls.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:30 AM   #24
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The more answers you find the more questions that need to be answered !!!

Just check out who you buy from, inquire as to their reputation and go from there. It is not always the cheapest price that is the cheapest in the long run!!!

If you have any questions, most reliable and top end shops should be able to adequality answer your concerns.

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The more answers you find the more questions that need to be answered !!!

Just check out who you buy from, inquire as to their reputation and go from there. It is not always the cheapest price that is the cheapest in the long run!!!

If you have any questions, most reliable and top end shops should be able to adequality answer your concerns.

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