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Old 12-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
cav_crazy
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hi all
i have a sedona red pearl 2000 2.5rs coupe and my intentions are to swap it with an sti swap and rhd conversion.
ive been doing a little bit of looking around but im relatively new to this and have never done a swap before. so heres a list of some of the things that im trying to collect input on
-ive looked into front clips here and there but notice none come with door panels to convert the window controls and what not to the drivers side.
-ive some what gathered the jdm sti v7 (bugeye) is the beast of jdm sti engines? is that true? if so ive heard the front clip is the best way to go bc of the wiring lengths but would that dash and everything else work in my body? if not can i get a rhd conversion (just the dash and what not only) for my body and match it with the jdm bugeye wiring and everything else and have everything functional and working? where can i find these things?
-what should i do as far as the ecu for the car so its capable of being tuned right?
-if i were to need parts for the jdm motor, whether its maintenance or upgrades, where can i find this stuff and how would i know exactly what i need since its obviously not a usdm engine that a local parts store is going to have stuff for?
-would it be easier to import a whole car and strip it down and put everything into mine? how hard would it be to import one for parts only? i know they wont pass qualifications to be legally registered in the us or i would do that in a heart beat haha
-would i be better off finding a usdm swap and trying to match it up with a rhd conversion?
-if i were to do the jdm swap, how much of a pain is it going to be considering the difference between jap fuel and us fuel? is there a kind of additive out there to put in the tank everytime i fill up that wont break the bank haha

my goal is to stay under $10,000 on my build and have a fully funtional rhd set up with a reliable sti swap, not a rocket ship or anything, just a clean and dependable weekend cruiser that will of course turn heads at car events

anybodys help would be very much appreciated and helpful in getting through these decisions so i can begin ordering stuff and getting to work on what is basically my dream car.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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i know there is a ton of very smart subaru people on this site, i would be very fortunate to have some input and knowledge shared by you, please.

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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You are asking decent questions that have been asked and answered at least a dozen times already. If you are going to try swapping yourself you need to learn to search otherwise you are in for a brutal time.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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thank you for your response, i do understand these questions have been asked by many people before and i have done a little searching here and there for awhile but now that i have saved a decent amount of project funds i am looking for more specific answers to my questions and thought i would post on here to get a more personal and direct answer to my situation...i bought my 2.5rs almost 2 years ago now and when i bought it this was my main goal for the car, it sits in the garage and i have only put about 300 miles on it since i brought it home not including the 750mile trip home from where i went to pick it up

anyways thats just a small brief of my story with this car.
thank you for your response and anyones input will be appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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edit and post links to the questions that have already been answered, if there is something you would like further explained you should mention that after the link so others can get the same information.
This way the old threads aren't resurrected but the information is all in one place ;-)
best of luck to you!
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