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Old 07-31-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
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Talking The Time has come....SWAP..

First let me say...My wife is the most awesome woman I know...and she loves me...Wahoooooooooooooo...

the Wife just told me about my aniversery present (Aug 2nd)..She calls me up and wanted to know seriously how much my swap would cost..So I made some phone calls and here soon (Within the next 2 weeks) I will be transforming the RS into a real WRX...

She had been stashing $$ away so I could get this done......

I will soon be sporting a NEW(to me w/7000mi) 03 WRX motor... ...I will keep you guys advised of the progress as it developes...As I have said in the past...I have MOST of what I need... so Probably after next weekend (Aniversary weekend) I will get started....I have to order a some minor things...then I get to pull my 2.5 (part of the deal I made) and get it ready to trade out...Then the fun begins...

Man I am SOOOOOOOOO happy...I just can't believe its going to happen...Wahooooooooooooooo....

I most likely will have some Wrenchmob sessions in the futrue for those that want to help....I hope to have this thing running within 3 weeks of purchase..
Well I have made a list of stuff....that I have to get or to do....


So heres what I am going to end up with...

New ACT clutch,
a lightened stock flywheel (18lbs or so)
and TXS intake
UTEC
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Samco intercooler hoses
TXS BOV
TXS RFL Exhaust...(Have to use the stocker for a while) but this is definately in the future
Deadbolt Monstor TD04 turbo with "Special" Clip-- sorry its a secret
STi Engine and Tranny Mounts- Already have
STi Clutch line
STi pitch stop
92-94 Turbo Legacy Crossmember
1 step colder plugs

Boost will be set to 16 psi

Plus while I am in I will change out the Brake Booster and MC from a WRX...

Thats about it...should be good for about 220 HP to the ground...Nothing elaborate...just some better than the 2.5...I know I could build my 2.5 but I have wanted this longer than I have known most of you...the car should have come from SOA with a Turbo Motor in it to begin with....
So I wouldn't have to take time to do all this...But...Its the way I have pictured it from the beginning...
ok... a Little update for ya's..

Well the original motor had a busted cam sprocket....( the 03)...So I was advised that, that might not be be my best option..

So I am now the proud owner of a 02 WRX motor with 8357 miles on it...it came out of a wagon...that was bought in VA...The car was hit in the side...and rolled ...The front of the car was pretty near perfect....

Ordered my clutch today as well....and ACT stage 2 for the RS tranny....I decided I wanted to go ahead and freshen it up while I am in..

Looks like I will be doing Prep work heere come next week (monday) cleaning my motor.. and yanking it out...

Put the new crossmember in...and drop the WRX motor in.... Then the fun begins with the wiring....Putting the motor phsically in is about a 3 hour job....But I have to have the Flywheel turned....and get everything to ready to bolt up...so probably 2 days...( in the evenings)..Then I Tow it home and Start splicing

Wahooooooooo
More later..

Bill
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Old 07-31-2003, 02:24 PM   #2
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Does your wife have any sisters?

Sounds awesome, take tons of pics and document as much as you can for the rest of us.
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Old 07-31-2003, 02:56 PM   #3
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there has been some discussion on weather or not there is enough clearance for a ej205 w/ the legacy crossmember i would try and get the wagon cross member it will make the engine sit lower in the car
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Old 07-31-2003, 03:48 PM   #4
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Yeah...I have heard the discussion on that.....But having seen a RS with the legacy crossmember installed....a VER 5 motor went in with no issues at all...Plus I don't have to shim my contol arms...

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Old 08-01-2003, 01:26 AM   #5
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if you don't mind me asking, where did you get that motor and how much? did it come with the bulkhead wiring? and can you contribute to the thread puckaveli started especially since you have a MY00 as well. goodluck and i hope we can be of help to you and vice-versa.
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:25 AM   #6
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The Plan is document as much of this as I psosibly can...since there will be 2 more conversions in the near future....Would love to contribute...I have already helped on a 01 conversion....with MANWELL labor stuff....Didn't get into the wiring....but I also have a master Electrician Friend who gonna help....I am also makeing a checklist to ensure I don't miss anything...

For those that don't know.....I work at a Subaru Dealer...(Prestige Subaru) as the Perfomance Engineer...so I can source most things...theres a great boneyard here near Asheville NC that is helping me out...as for purchase price...I am just getting the motor, COMPLETE wiring harness, and ECU....Everything else I have already....Expect to pay around $3000 grand or more for a motor....about $ 5000 with the tranny , Drivelines and axles...

Hope that helps...

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Old 08-01-2003, 09:42 AM   #7
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so you're paying less than 3k, heh. i found a guy who was selling them for 1800, but he hasn't been able to get any motors in a while.
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Old 08-01-2003, 12:13 PM   #8
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Scooby South, do you have the control arms from that wagon?

We've now got four of us all undertaking a USDM swap here in the next month. I think we should be able to get some good resources out of it all.

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Old 08-01-2003, 01:07 PM   #9
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i need a goddamn engine. i refuse to pay 3k because i could have gotten one for 1800 shipped w/ crossmember fuel pump, fuel pump controller, and everything else, but the guy doesn't have then anymore
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Old 08-01-2003, 04:26 PM   #10
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Stimpy..I will check on the control arms.....give me a few...

Crossmember and clutch showed up today.....Tentively..motor will be yanked on Tues (5 aug)....and physically put back in on Wednesday.....More to follow


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Sweet. do you have the bulkhead wiring harness?
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Old 08-03-2003, 08:41 PM   #12
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sounds sweet man. I'll let you know how it is because mine should be done within the next week!!!
take it easy, Micah
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Old 08-04-2003, 10:04 AM   #13
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Ok...I have a COMPLETE wiring harness.....I am going to ask my Motor supplier...to see if he can handle a influx of Swaps....Before I give out the name of the boneyard I am using...If you guys need some stuff....Post it up..I and will ask them to see if they can accomodate...


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Old 08-04-2003, 11:53 AM   #14
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Looking for the WRX wagon control arms

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Old 08-04-2003, 02:57 PM   #15
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Wagon control arms are sold already....Sorry Stimpy...

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:14 PM   #16
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OK. . mild update....pulling the RS motor tomorrow....Strapping in the new crossmember.....and hopefully getting my other motor....(Still has no wiring harness confirmation)...The Fly wheel will go the the machinest also....I completely have EVERYTHING I need at this point except the dang wiring harness......

Pics and more to follow later....l

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:51 PM   #17
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i'm in the same boat. if you can find a harness, see if he has two.
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