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Old 08-31-2003, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question How should I start this project

What I am looking into is a mid 90's Impreza or Legacy
body and putting an STi egine or an ej20t engine in it.
Just looking for more input should I save all of my money
until I can buy everything at once? or if I see a solid body
shell around should I get that and add parts to it as I get
more money. Not much will remain stock in the car.
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Old 08-31-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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Honestly i'd suggest saving all the money at once. Lot's of times you'll buy a few parts then realize you don't want to do it anymore, or you can't afford it anymore, whatever it may be, and then you've just wasted that money. What you can do though, is save up for the car and engine, then hold off on other parts like tranny or brakes or suspension until you want or need to change those. That's the way i'd do it, not to mention there will always be bigger and better things later on down the road, so what you buy now and think is a good deal, by the time you start putting the project together you won't be as happy. Of course, good luck with the project.
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Old 08-31-2003, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll just hold off until the end of next summer when there
is some serious cash to be had. Then the US ver. STi engine will
be much cheaper I know this site is great for resourcing but are there anyother sites that come to mind?
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Old 09-01-2003, 12:50 PM   #4
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You aren't likely going to do an STi swap with the USDM engine unless you source a lightly wrecked STi. The throttle by wire adds large complexity and cost. An earlier JDM STi engine will be easier to find and swap not to mention less expensive.
Its good advice to make sure you have the funds to complete the whole deal before you buy parts. Better count on at least $10k.
It is harder to find that solid shell than engines.
Make sure to budget for suspension and brakes too as the early cars will need lots of help there.
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Old 09-01-2003, 01:29 PM   #5
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Thats good advice thanks.
I don't know much about the Japanese or Euro
versions of the STi engine or where to come by them
but they sound better to work with.
I checked out the sites in the sitcky thread above
but could only find USDM STi engines.
Any other info will be appredciated thanks.
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Old 09-01-2003, 10:55 PM   #6
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just about any place can find you an engine. You just have to call them as they don't normally stock stuff like that, except lachute. Just let em know your budget and goals.
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Companies don't usually do sponsorships do they?
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