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Old 10-27-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U 2005 2.5 RS => STi Conversion

Hi guys. This is my first post and I'm new to this. So hello to everyone.

My dad's been thinking about getting the stock 2005 2.5 RS, and I've been thinking about how to convert it to an STi.

I know nothing about where to get the parts, and what parts to buy.

Also, my dad's worried about fuel consumption: gas doesn't seem cheap in toronto these days

Well, any help is appreciated from you guys... it's great being here, and thanks a million!
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Old 10-27-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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Just buy an STI, it's going to be much cheaper.
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Old 10-27-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:21 PM   #4
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i was hoping that people would tell me some places in Canada, where I can shop for parts. I desperately want the RS to look like a WRX (i need a hood scoop and some souping ). Also, is the 165-hp really sluggish and fuel-consuming? Moreover, about the sport-package... is it worth it?
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:35 PM   #5
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more power is going to mean more fuel consumption
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Old 10-30-2004, 12:49 AM   #6
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Buy the TS wagon. That'd be awesome.
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Old 10-30-2004, 09:09 AM   #7
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onslaught: if you just want to do appearance upgrades (hood scoop, rear wing, etc) you might be able to swap with WRX and STi owners in your area.

If you want the STi power, listen to everyone else... it'd take a LOT of time and money to upgrade the RS. It'd be much cheaper just to buy the STi.

If your dad gets the RS, don't despair! They're really nice cars and fun to drive, the 165 hp is surprisingly peppy. Drive it and enjoy it
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:08 PM   #8
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Kinda late, 5 years later, but its been done, actually by me.

Look for a salvaged STi, and tear it up. Swap everything in to the RS and youre set to go.

Its like building youre own car so many things need to be considered before doing this. If you dont feel like it, drive the RS a little, sell it and look for an STi.
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