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Old 03-25-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Anyone put a STi motor in a newer Legacy?

I'm looking at a 2000+ Legacy and I think it would be just great with a Forester/STi block in there.

Anyone done it? Can it be done?
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Old 03-25-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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Yes it can be done. I'm not sure that anyone has done it yet. As always you're gonna have a big mess with the wiring and if you want to go with the USDM STi you are gonna have to sort out the TBW.

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Old 03-25-2004, 02:41 PM   #3
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Can it yes.... is it cost effective... no. A wrx swap and later if you still want more power a sti short block will fit in.


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Old 03-25-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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forget the sti engine go all the way get an h-6 bore it out and twin turbo it that should be eqaully expensive and way more horsepower
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Old 08-27-2004, 11:52 PM   #5
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I'm looking at a 2000+ Legacy and I think it would be just great with a Forester/STi block in there.

Anyone done it? Can it be done?

I just finished my EJ255 Swap in a 2001 LEGACY GT ....

The harness was the worst part but we did it...

Check some pictures, notice that we put a WRX Intercooler because the forester one was scrapped in the accident (Roll over) .. The engine comes from a scrapped forester...

We also installed a 2004 BAJA HOOD.....

http://public.fotki.com/Blackburn/25_turbo_swap_dans/

Thanks (And good luck)

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Old 08-28-2004, 01:37 AM   #6
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damn you! you beat to a block upgrade

looks awesome! any power mods or just stock forester components?

did you keep the DBW?

congrats.

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Old 08-28-2004, 01:41 AM   #7
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damn you! you beat to a block upgrade

looks awesome! any power mods or just stock forester components?

did you keep the DBW?

congrats.

Ben
TBW appears to be intact.

I believe this would qualify as the first one to complete the swap.

Congrats.
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Old 08-28-2004, 01:57 AM   #8
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TBW appears to be intact.

I believe this would qualify as the first one to complete the swap.

Congrats.
It does... give us some details man. How long? How was the wiring? What kind of problems did you have?
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Old 08-28-2004, 01:30 PM   #9
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yes bad ass... you win !! first
i so want to do this swap
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:45 PM   #10
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It does... give us some details man. How long? How was the wiring? What kind of problems did you have?
It took us 2 and a half weeks (6 pm to midnight)...

The wiring was a big job but not that bad, because we have all the wiring diagrams of the 2 cars (Legacy and Forester).

We kept all the body wiring of the legacy intact...We "adapted" the wiring of the forester TO the legacy...(Hard to explain... )

We have 2 bugs not fixed : We have the code P0452 in memory because there is a part in the forester concerning the EVAP system that is not present in the legacy.... We will but a "electric resistance" in the wiring to "simulate" the part.

We also have the cruise control that is a bit tricky because it's the ECM that do the job (Electric throttle body...) of the cruise control module that was in the legacy.... We pluged the select monitor on it to see if all the switchs works.. everything is fine except for the brake switch ??? And we don't know why yet... We will work on it this week...

For the rest, the car runs perfectly, it's really a fun to drive....it's all stock "for now" except for the air intake....

I putted some pictures of the wiring harness here :

http://public.fotki.com/Blackburn/25_turbo_swap_dans/

While youre there, take also a look at my other project....that i will finish (also) this week.....

http://public.fotki.com/Blackburn/swap/

(Sti V5 Conversion)

Thanks for your good comments

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Old 08-29-2004, 08:55 PM   #11
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That looks great!
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Old 08-29-2004, 10:56 PM   #12
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bravo to the pioneers!
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Old 08-30-2004, 11:40 AM   #13
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where did you find the donor engine and how much did you pay for it?
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:08 PM   #14
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it is always great to have select computer ($3k ? ) to play with...
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:21 PM   #15
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where did you find the donor engine and how much did you pay for it?
We found it in a scrap yard near montreal. I always buy my used parts there .. It comes from a roll over Forester... We had to change some parts on it...(All the covers, Intercooler, 1 sensor). The price is around 5,000$CDN In exchange with the stock engine/transmission of the car.

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it is always great to have select computer ($3k ? ) to play with...
It is always great to work in a SUBARU Dealer!!!
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:24 PM   #16
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oh.. you work at Lachute?
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Old 08-30-2004, 01:44 PM   #17
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oh.. you work at Lachute?
NO!

Concept Granby

But i did the swaps at home (Not at the dealership).. We do not do swaps like this at our dealership....

Lachute do a good job in engine swaps.... they are friends of mine....

Thanks

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Old 08-30-2004, 01:47 PM   #18
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I am in the process of selling a guy with an 00 or 01 gt a full usdm sti 2.5 swap.. He is swapping the motor in, with turbo,ic, everything.. It is going to be one sick car when done..
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Old 08-30-2004, 03:11 PM   #19
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cronic who is that if you dont mind me asking is he on the board?


thanks
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:38 PM   #20
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cronic who is that if you dont mind me asking is he on the board?


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Nmlegacy or something like that.. GOing to be a SICK car..
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Old 08-31-2004, 08:31 PM   #21
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Hey, you guys are talking about me. I've got a 2000 L, a complete BE B4 RSK, and hopefully soon cronic's complete STI 2.5 motor. My plans are to merge the RSK driveline, suspension, interior, glass (I love the factory deep tint and rear wiper), and as much of the externals (you wouldn't believe the subtle, and thus incompatible, differences between the US and JDM Legacy body panels), with the L body shell and STI motor. I was going to just do a RHD, full JDM, with the L numbers but decided:
1; I want to be legal
2; I really want LHD
3; since the TT doesn't work well with LHD why not go USDM STI
4; finally, never mind the extra low end grunt of a 2.5 (+ 20 HP)

cronic was nice enough to include the complete STI wiring harness, ECU, petals, fuel pump controller, down and mid pipes with the motor so I believe I am pretty well set. I may be naive, but since I've done several V Dub carb and diesel conversions to EFI successfully in the past, I should be able to wade through the Subie wiring diagrams and figure how to merge all the above to the 2000 parent wiring. My goal is a fully workable system and also be able to utalize the OBD II diagonistics. And haul butt.

If anyone has any guidance I am more than happy to listen. Seriously. I also plan to document my work. But since I am internet stupid (I am not afraid to admit), if anyone wants me to post any pictures they will have to tell me how.

Cheers!

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Old 09-03-2004, 12:30 PM   #22
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Yellow turbo, where'd you get the STi milkcrate???
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:38 PM   #23
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Yellow turbo, where'd you get the STi milkcrate???

LOL!!! Like you can see, it's a JDM Model.... My Milkcrate is RHD ...
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