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Old 01-24-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Hey I don't know if this has been approached yet but I was thinking of buying a 2000 legacy gt and wanted to know how much would it cost to put in a a 02 wrx or 04 sti motor into it. I know people have swaped into older 2.5 rs's before so would this be the same type of swap???
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:06 PM   #2
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Your looking at 6k+.
I was considering the same thing, but decided to buy a new GT in a year.

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Old 01-24-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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Is it the same as a 2.5rs/wrx swap?? I've seen a lot of swaps like that and I'd like to compare the two. I know that for the 2.5 there is a lot of wireing but is there less labour invloved with the legacy?? Also I've seen companies that do wrx to 2.5 swaps for 5K full so is this a fare price tag to put for the legacy??
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:54 AM   #4
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legacy is a streched impreza.
it will go in just like an impreza
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:06 AM   #5
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This should be pretty much the same as swapping into a 2.5rs, but the STI will involve more wiring (especially if you want DCCD) than a WRX. PM me with your e-mail and I'll give you as much detail as you want regarding an '04 USDM STI engine only into a BE Leg.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:20 AM   #6
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Yes, that swap is just as much work as it is to do on a RS. I've done one on a 97 Outback Wagon, it was the ultimate sleeper. You'll need the same list of parts as you would need if you were doing a swap on an Impreza. I would go with the WRX engine though rather than the STi engine just because of the whole throttle by wire issue. If you're handy with a wrench you can do most of the work yourself. PM me if you have questions about wiring.

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Old 01-25-2005, 11:55 AM   #7
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Hey I don't know if this has been approached yet but I was thinking of buying a 2000 legacy gt and wanted to know how much would it cost to put in a a 02 wrx or 04 sti motor into it. I know people have swaped into older 2.5 rs's before so would this be the same type of swap???
I don't know the reality of it like Zeph and others, but I am dreaming of a swap into my 98 Leg wagon and have tried to research it as much as possible.

The swap entails just as a much wiring as any other swap, and the major parts bolt in just as in other swaps.

Prices from shops that focus on this range from $5k at Garage tuning to $6500 from Rallitek, and up.

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all inclusive US WRX engine swap would run $6500 for all parts & labor. Includes complete engine with exhaust, airbox, wiring harness, ecu, upgraded fuel pump, fuel pump controller, front crossmember, front swaybar, uprated clutch, etc. Labor is approx. $2500 of the cost. crossmember, swaybar, uprated clutch, uprated fuel pump are about $900 (all new parts). The used engine and associated components makes up the remainder of the cost. Our work carries a 30 day parts warranty and 1 year labor warranty.
So you are looking at $5-7k (if you pay someone else) over and above the cost of the 2000GT ($10-12k ???).

If you already had the vehicle then it makes some sense financially over the cost of a new or even a used WRX wagon, but to go buy a vehicle with the intention of the swap starts to cut into the financial justification unless you can get the vehicle for a steal.

Read this article for basic info on the swap
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/tech/0403scc_hybrid/

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Old 01-25-2005, 04:24 PM   #8
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Well I could do all the mechanical myself and Ive heard of people that did the mechanical in 4-6 hours and the wireing Ive heard as much as 60 and that its complicatied so I'll probably try or see (wont try untill Im sure of it) if I can do the wireing Ill do it with someone (mechanic lives next door) and if not then Ill contact a shop for that part and I'm thinking wrx because of less wireing and then upgrade to a sti block later on. Ill also be doing lots more reasearch and yes Ill probably be getting the car for a steal not sure how much because Im still in the thought process. Thanx for the replies, if I do this then Ill be sure to contact you guys.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:43 PM   #9
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I'm not sure why people keeps saying there is more work in doing a STi swap. There are about three less wires to do on the Version 7 then there are on the USDM WRX engine. The extra functions of the engine do not need to be delt with it's just a PITA to wire because diagrams are scarce and the wires tend to vary in color from model year to model year. PM me if you have more questions.

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Old 01-25-2005, 11:25 PM   #10
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More work 'cause we're talking USDM not JDM STI.
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