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Old 07-28-2003, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Forester 2.5XT Swap into 2.5RS...

is it possible, or has anyone swapped a Forester Turbo Engine into a GC8
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Old 07-28-2003, 08:41 PM   #2
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Since it just came out, we would have to say: not likely.

I don't see how it would be much different than a wrx swap.

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Old 07-29-2003, 02:06 AM   #3
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It will be slightly different. You have to do the pedal assembly in order to utilize the electronic throttle, and perhaps something might not be compatible with the dash boards... That and you should go with the XT ECU for sure to control the AVCS properly.
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Old 07-29-2003, 02:48 AM   #4
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why would you waste your time???
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Old 07-29-2003, 03:41 AM   #5
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xt shortblock + your old heads = don't have to deal with electronic throttle
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:04 PM   #6
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why would you waste your time???
becasue xt motor+injectors+reflash+turbo=300 hp with out a sweat

the pedle question is up in the air till some one tries it .. but i don't think that it is an issue .. the brake and clutch pedel box changed with the new gen impreza but i assume the gas pedle is seperate
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:10 PM   #7
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One little thing that hadn't occured to me. The pedal box DID change in the GG/GD chassis (which is what the Forester XT is based on) and it does NOT properly bolt into the GC/GF chassis. The lower four bolts will go in ok, however, the holes for the upper mount are in a different place vertically as well as horizontally. This prevents the pedal assembly from seating down properly and also prevents the clutch master cylinder from seating down properly on the firewall.

Chances are, it is just the accelerator pedal that is going to be the problem. It mounts seperately from the brake/clutch pedal and _should_ bolt in without a problem.

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Old 07-29-2003, 12:11 PM   #8
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right but the gas pedle is seperate
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Old 09-24-2003, 04:28 AM   #9
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heard that the engine itself is set up a bit differently so it sits too high or something in an rs bay... but never confirmed it... came from a semi reliable source
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Old 09-24-2003, 11:51 AM   #10
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no
the mounts could be diffent but they can be changed
or the cross member coudl be differnt

but a subaru block is a subaru block all the same exterior demensions
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Old 09-28-2003, 09:16 PM   #11
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I would love to do this swap if it is feasible. I am not very experienced with this and I have been searching everywhere to find out what kind of problems there would be to put the 2.5XT into my 2000 RS body. What exactly would need to be done to make it fit and function assuming the forester xt ecu is used? Can this pedal assembly discrepancy be explained any more simply so I can understand it better, possibly?

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