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Old 09-09-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
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I was curious what conversions poeple have done and if you can post pics. How did the conversion go and how it came out. Any problems? Specs? and so on thanks guys!
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Old 09-09-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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I did a 99 2.5rs to a 95 JDM WRX! I used all JDM stuff rear diff tranny radiator ecu and all that good stuff. Took 10 hours for mecanical and 20 hours for wiring.

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Old 09-09-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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I have a 94 Impreza L w/ an 02 WRX engine swap. Only problems are that the resistance in the temp sending unit are different so I still need to fix that and that my tach was forgotten when hooking up everything (I'm fixing it). Other than that I'm already beating 02-03 WRX's, Camaro's and Mustangs. Refused to race a Z06 that pulled up next to me infront of a cop. he got a ticket because he was racing himself.
take it easy, Micah
It was all in all about 45-55 hours of work. Often being distracted by household problems, so take off a few hours.
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Old 09-10-2003, 01:43 AM   #4
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Sweet I have few cluster issues to like that! can fix those small details later!
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Old 09-10-2003, 10:37 AM   #5
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agreed, fix them later cause I'm to busy driving it now!!
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:33 AM   #6
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MY00 RS to WRX 2.0 turbo swap...(In progress)
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Old 09-10-2003, 12:50 PM   #7
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Nice keep them coming guys I know there is a lot more out there!
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Old 09-10-2003, 12:53 PM   #8
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89-95 legacy RS motor into 93 L with a TEC 2
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Old 09-10-2003, 11:28 PM   #9
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I put a '92 Legacy turbo motor in my 95 L. Had some wiring issues, but with some thought and patience, it all worked out. I went from running a 17.9 on the NA 2.2, to 15.6 on the EJ22t. The tiny stock vf11 turbo is the next thing to get replaced.

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Old 09-11-2003, 03:22 AM   #10
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Here is mine.

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2003 JDM WRX with AVCS, smog legal in Cali with a stock US ECU. Still working on getting all the power I can out of it. He he...
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:22 AM   #11
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1999 RS converted to an STi V..
HKS FMIC, PE1820 turbo, 660cc injectors, etc etc.. KAAZ gearset, Quaife differentials, and so on.

You can just about count the number of original parts left in this car on your hands

Built for 400+hp, I run 19psi daily. Going to BM Tranny to have it dialed in for higher boost next week.

Did I mention that it's for sale?
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Old 09-11-2003, 04:02 PM   #12
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AHAH nice car man! $$? Just curious what your asking incase I ever want to sell mine (AHAH which I won't)! BUMP keep them coming guys I know there are more out there like turbosubysteve please post!
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Old 09-11-2003, 06:39 PM   #13
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1998 L converted to STi Ver 6 Type R. DCCD with 4.44 gears. The swap took 4 days to get it in a running state, but its still not 100% done. I need to wire the power mirrors and door locks, then its 100%

Hope to see some of you GC8 guys at the Suby shootout!
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:06 PM   #14
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Originally posted by Scoobie Steve
1998 L converted to STi Ver 6 Type R. DCCD with 4.44 gears. The swap took 4 days to get it in a running state, but its still not 100% done. I need to wire the power mirrors and door locks, then its 100%

Hope to see some of you GC8 guys at the Suby shootout!
Does the V6 tranny use DCCD-A, or did you have to use the entire stock ECU and everything? From what I've read, its a pain to swap in a DCCD-B drivetrain (like the V7-V8 STIs) due to the required witing for the gauge cluster and whatnot. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:17 PM   #15
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Mmmmmmmm........ I love those four letter systems.....DCCD and AVCS. I wish I had them Especially the DCCD a little less understeer couldn't hurt.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:32 PM   #16
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well i have 2 conversions in my car.

ver.6 type RA tranny and rear into 2001 RS.
no DCCD for better rallying purposes and a bit cheaper.
the tranny swap was just like any other except that i had to get a new master cyl. and clutch pack for the pull type turbo tranny style.

Currently working on a 300whp 2002 wrx motor swap with TEC 2 management.
The motor swap is quite night marish so far. I got the motor that ended up not being assembled for the most part and missing lots of parts. It was supposed to be a complete motor, i just assumed that it would still be together. So now i am working with that and it should be back together and in the car before the end of the weekend. Then on to the TEC 2.

Sorry no pics at this time.

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Old 09-12-2003, 01:50 AM   #17
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nice keep them coming guys!
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Old 09-12-2003, 12:22 PM   #18
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mine is 93L with 98 DOHC 2.5 motor. doing FWD-->AWD swap with JDM 94 4.11 gearbox tonite. :P

also doing EJ20g from 94 JDM wrx into 93 FWD L this weekend. its going to be a madd torque steer machine

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Old 09-12-2003, 03:35 PM   #19
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Does the V6 tranny use DCCD-A, or did you have to use the entire stock ECU and everything? From what I've read, its a pain to swap in a DCCD-B drivetrain (like the V7-V8 STIs) due to the required witing for the gauge cluster and whatnot. Any thoughts?
I am not sure what version DCCD i have, it doesnt have an auto mode like the new STi. I got a complete uncut harness with my front clip and all the DCCD stuff just plugged right in. I didnt even have a wiring diagram when i did the swap. The gauge cluster and everything was just plug and play. I can imagine if you tried to put DCCD in a non DCCD car the wiring would be a pain! Finding a Ver 6 STi R/RA wiring diagram is almost impossible. I have located some but the vendors are unwilling to sell!
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Old 09-12-2003, 04:03 PM   #20
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I've got a 98 2.5 DOHC engine out of a forester in my 95 L...

im running off the 1.8 ecu and the car is running awesome...
the next thing is gonna be a S-AFC so i can lean out the fuel a bit, since the 1.8 ecu runs rich....

im pretty damn proud of myself seeing that im 17, and i basically did the whole swap by myself...

cost.... 1000 for engine, all the little parts, and some WRX brakes thrown in with the deal...
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Old 09-12-2003, 06:27 PM   #21
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nice job glad to hear it, 17 nice man. Oh and to tell the guys with JDM motors um the S-AFC and JDM don't mix. I tried it and car rejects it and goes crazy. It doesn't like anything taking over MAF signal.
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Old 09-12-2003, 06:45 PM   #22
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In progress, 90 legacy wagon with 95 US Impreza transmission and 93 JDM legacy lsd + 91 US 2.2 turbo engine and australian A/W IC with associated mods.

skywalker: Is the avcs disabled?
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Old 09-13-2003, 03:15 AM   #23
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'96 Impreza w/'93 Legacy 2.2L turbo motor, '95 WRX tranny, JDM GC8 Greddy FMIC, soon to have EJ20G DOHC heads & cams
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Old 09-13-2003, 03:15 PM   #24
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I'm droppin in a chevy 454 into my 96 legacy .
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Old 09-13-2003, 05:48 PM   #25
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Good thread... makes me want to get off my ass and do a swap into my '99 OBS...

For those with an EJ22T... do you regret doing the legacy turbo engine instead of an EJ20?
How easy was the EJ22T swap?
What parts did you use?
Where'd you get the engine? How much?
How involved was wiring?

Thanks guys. Didn't know there were so many hybrid suby's out there

Hope to be joining the club before jan 1st '04 (knock on wood)
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