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Old 08-11-2003, 08:24 PM   #1
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Cool Getting Ready for BATTLE...

Well...its time to put or shut up.....so the RS motor is now OUT of the car....not to bad...about 1.5 hours and she was all clear.....so tomorrow nite...the new front cross member goes in..along with the WRX front sway bar....wahooooooooooooo....

I also came upon a new (to me) exhuast system...a BPM GT Turbo back...so the mid pipe and the muffler are already on...wahooooooooo......had to remove the heat shield by the center drive to ensure it wasn't going to rub...

anyways...heres some pics...

unbolting everything to get ready to pull the motor....

Here you disconnect the everything thats tied to the motor....unbolt the tranny...Drain all the fluids....hoses and gas lines from the motor....don't forget the pitch stop .....








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Old 08-11-2003, 08:26 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2003, 08:26 PM   #3
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So as you can see from the pics...not a bad day......The clutch was about 2/3's gone...the Flywheel had some hot spots..but no biggie...The flywheel goes to the machinest tomorrow...and he takes 10 lbs off it.... ..the exhuast for the most part bolted right up...

I will be using my stock RS Air Conditioner compressor....so it will bolt right back up...


The crossmember swap is planned for tomorrow....along with a WRX front Sway bar......

More to come Later...

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Old 08-11-2003, 08:39 PM   #4
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eee.. you sure that you want to super heat the univeral joints on the drive shaft?

i had to cut a new hole in my heat shield but i put it back on
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Old 08-11-2003, 08:55 PM   #5
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yeah..not sure what I am going to do there...have to see..

Thanks Jaxx...you have a pic of your heatsheild with the mod done???

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Old 08-11-2003, 10:32 PM   #6
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Old 08-12-2003, 08:45 PM   #7
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Well no pics today...but I secured my motor.......supposedly it only has 1100 miles on it....I saw it...Felt it....smelled it......Car was in a roll over....I phsically checked everything....the Good news is ....It gets delivered on Thursday...... ....The Bad news is...I won't get to put the motor in till next week...I am going to tow the car home to clean the engine compartment...and take off some of the RS Brackets...The RS Cruise control....Change out the booster and master cylnder..and take out the RS harness.....(The shop is going to be closed...Fri/sat due to paving and painting...)...
so at least I can start some of the more tedius stuff...

I put my legacy Turbo Crossmember in tonight...NO PROBLEM what so ever....took about 1 hour....Really easy when you have a lift........so the motor is READY to drop in...just have to do some minor maintenance to the engine compartment.......
WRX front Sway bar bolted right up....no problem...lets see...any issues- ....did not drop the control arms to swap it out....unbolted the jackweight in the middle of the stocker...unbolted the steering rack....Mark on the steering knuckle with paint to match up the splines...unbolt the crossmember....take the ball joints loose and work the crossmember out...no biggie...Reverse the procedure for installation...I am now the READY for TURBO......

Really pretty easy...I will take pictures of the installed crossmember tomorrow...

The Stock RS control arms BOLTED right up with no modification to the legacy crossmember...I am really happy about that...no shims...no hassle...and no worries.....Being brand new...I don't have to worry about it being tweeked.....I DEFINATELY reccomend a Turbo LEGACY crossmember...perferably new...that way there is no issues at all with fitment....

Well like I said earlier...I stopped by the wrecking yard to point out to owner what parts I needed...Heres a list of what I am getting from the bone yard..:


  • Motor obviously except the AC compressor...using the stock RS one that will bolt right up...that way you don't have to discharge your AC....
  • 2002 ECU (5spd)
  • All Sensors (motor)
  • COMPLETE wiring harness
  • power steering lines from a WRX with the Resevoir...these come from the steering rack
  • Boost solinoid
  • both 02 sensors
  • EGT sensor
  • all Vacuum hoses
  • cruise control module
  • throttle and cruise control cables
  • turbo
  • intercooler
  • the stock downpipe...just the first section

thats about it for tonight..

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Old 08-17-2003, 05:42 PM   #8
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Ok...small update..with some Big progress...

Got all the RS wiring labeled yesterday...takes about 7 hours to to lable the ECU and the Bulkhead plugs...including the Engine plugs...

Got my WRX fuel pump in...

Legacy Turbo Crossmember in.....

WRX Brake Booster and Master cylinder in........

some random pics for ya..

Old RS motor getting ready to go Bye Bye...





Same thing as STIMPY....HARNESS time...



My motor is here....





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Old 08-17-2003, 05:50 PM   #9
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Engine is from a 02....not sure on milage...looks more than what the Import Auto salvage saids....they say 1100...It looks more like 20000....but it all tested good....so...we'll see....

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Legacy Crossmember installed...



RS Harness Labled....including Bulkhead






Old RS master Cylinder and Booster


New WRX Booster and MC installed...



and last but not least....SOME GOODIES waiting to be installed...

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Old 08-17-2003, 06:30 PM   #10
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Looks like you are having fun

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Old 08-17-2003, 10:25 PM   #11
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Thanks Jaxx...you have a pic of your heatsheild with the mod done???
umm no
and its kinda ugly i had to do it 4 times befor i got it right .. needless to say the hole is waay to big ..

the metal is very thin i used a wood hole saw to cut the first hole
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Old 08-18-2003, 01:02 AM   #12
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Yes, the metal is very thin. I sliced my thumb to the bone on that damn thing about 2 years ago.

Am I going to have to clearance mine as well?

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:51 AM   #13
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all you have to cut a hole for the o2 sensor .. the pipe fits..


hmm well now that i think about it my hks DP (with no cats)fits..
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:35 PM   #14
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Default your legacy x-member looks new....

can you still order this part at the subaru dealership? If so, please let me know a part number.

thanks,
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Old 08-29-2003, 11:48 PM   #15
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hey that is a familiar looking seen. I finished my swap a week ago tomorrow. It's worth it!!
well latinskllz just to let you know you can still buy the legacy crossmember on Subaruparts.com but I've been told the WRX wagon crossmember bolts up perfectly but i found out to late and had to use the regular WRX one and uses washers to fill in the space for the control arm.
Hope this helps, Micah
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Old 08-30-2003, 12:52 AM   #16
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hey that is a familiar looking seen. I finished my swap a week ago tomorrow. It's worth it!!
well latinskllz just to let you know you can still buy the legacy crossmember on Subaruparts.com but I've been told the WRX wagon crossmember bolts up perfectly but i found out to late and had to use the regular WRX one and uses washers to fill in the space for the control arm.
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ahh ok, makes sense, so I can use the wrx wagon crossmember and not have to worry about the washers....coolbeans.

Thanks bro!
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WRX wagon and WRX sedan both have the same part number for the crossmember. Washers will be needed for any WRX crossmember.

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Old 08-30-2003, 03:37 PM   #18
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hmm... I was told that the Wagon and Sedan had different front crossmembers but that didn't seem to make much sense to me. sorry if I was wrong.
Take it easy, Micah
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Old 09-02-2003, 08:49 PM   #19
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WRX wagon and WRX sedan both have the same part number for the crossmember. Washers will be needed for any WRX crossmember.

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You are correct....I will get you guys the part # for the legacy one tomorrow....if you need it...The difference is in the control arms themselves..not the crossmember...

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Old 09-02-2003, 09:10 PM   #20
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i think you might be a little mixed up with something else. i think you're thinking of the WRX crossmember with the WRX wagon control arms. that is supposed to bolt up fine.

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Old 09-07-2003, 07:51 AM   #21
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Scooby South - Don't forget your fuel pump controller and harness. Wasn't in your shopping list so I thought I would just remind ya... it's an important guy to have. It's located in the back passenger side quarter panel near the fuel door... you can reach it through a hole in the side of the trunk... it's a small metal box and you can actually put it up under the dash after you've wired it in... but you should definitely use it...
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Are you labeling the wires at the ecu and engine side, and just swapping the plugs to WRX ecu and Engine side plugs? (obviously with some changes, fuel controller, boost control etc etc)?
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Old 09-07-2003, 09:16 PM   #23
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Are you labeling the wires at the ecu and engine side, and just swapping the plugs to WRX ecu and Engine side plugs? (obviously with some changes, fuel controller, boost control etc etc)?
Labled EVERYTHING that had a plug ...some of them are double labled...but thats ok...just to make sure we Hook them up right...

Basically..you end up with a seperate engine harness...that is tied into the RS harness at the ECU...so I am using all my existing RS stuff...Speed sensors, tach, AC control, etc....The WRX harness is pretty complete....all the sensors, boost solinoid...,EGT, Front and rear 02's are already apart of the WRX harness...so without have to hack that out....made a big difference...I will have specific information when its all done...to kinda give people a idea of what goes where...

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Old 09-10-2003, 11:58 PM   #24
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I like what you did with the hood prop rod for more clearance!
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I like what you did with the hood prop rod for more clearance!
Yeah it's crazy and I didn't even realize it until my swap got done but that little bracket on the passenger side strut tower is actually put there solely for that purpose! Holds the hood almost straight up, it's sweet! I always used to stare at that little bracket and think, "why on earth is that there".... and now I know! Sweet.
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