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Old 02-15-2005, 06:41 PM   #1
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Can someone give me some websites that sell jdm sti front clips? i found a few sites before and have seen people post purchases for front clips at about 5k. It would be greatly appreciated if any info is given. And yes, a search has been conducted with minimal results.
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Old 02-15-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
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You want a JDM STi fron clip? Gonna be way more then 5K. Try www.gruppe-s.com I know they sell motors, they might be able to get you a front clip, or at least send you in the right direction.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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you can get JDM STi Clips from www.gr8wheels.com
i think you can get anything STi from there. i just ordered my seats from there, and they get in full STi Cars mostly GC8's and they part them out. the clips they sell the wiring and ecu are complete and uncut.

they have great prices too. $5k doesn't seem to far fetched to me. give them a call.
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:11 PM   #4
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It depends what year you want. If you want Ver. 7 or 8 then it might be a lot more. The engine usually sells for $4k and the 6 speed for $4k, so getting the full clip for $5k would be tough. But a Ver. 6 and down you can do.
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:37 PM   #5
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first of all dont swap anything back to OBD1 since that will be more work. Go with JDM ver.7 or 8 swap depending on your $ situation.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:08 AM   #6
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I think going OBD1 is easier because there are considerably less wires. I left my current harness intact and ran the new wires paralell. I thought it went pretty well.
I did the whole swap for about 2k.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:08 PM   #7
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seems like napphappy and i need to chat... =)
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Old 02-23-2005, 09:27 AM   #8
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DO NOT GO OBDI IF YOU LIVE IN AN AREA THAT DOES OBD SCANS AS PART OF THEIR INSPECTION PROCESS OR YOU'LL BE SCREWED.

Do not go back a step and us an engine that is older than your car is either. As far as puting in an OBDI engine being easier I call bull****. I've done them and it was no easier than doing a V7. Infact the V7 or USDM WRX is easier to wire because it's 20 times easier to get all of the diagrams you need to do the swap.

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Old 02-23-2005, 03:05 PM   #9
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Old 02-25-2005, 11:51 AM   #10
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what about usdm front clips or wrecked cars? Any sites for those?

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Old 02-25-2005, 10:20 PM   #11
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Cant you have aftermarket engine management on an obd I that will clear it for obd ii tests?
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:47 PM   #12
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I was looking into putting a V5 Type R engine into my 02. I have seen it done before and was thinking that it might be the way to go with my money situation
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:58 PM   #13
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Too much work for it to be worth while. The wiring alone is going to kill you. Go with the Version 7 and get the AVCS wiring kit that is available out there and you'll be as happy as a clam. There is no reason for you to go with an older engine. If you go with a V7 there is no reason for you to get the entire clip, you just need the engine and ECM. Do the math, 6 year old engine that is hard to get parts for or 2 year old engine that is easy to get parts for. Which will pay off in the long run?

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Old 02-28-2005, 03:07 PM   #14
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very good point, i guess ill keep savin up. Im guessing best place to buy the engine would be kingpin correct?

plus tranny...jesus thats a lot of money
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:49 PM   #15
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what about usdm front clips or wrecked cars? Any sites for those?

THX.

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go JDM
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:00 PM   #16
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go USDM if you want a WRX motor or USDM STI motor, go JDM if you want a JDM STI motor, it's that simple.

US should be cheaper since there wont be any overseas shipping costs added in.
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:08 PM   #17
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Too much work for it to be worth while. The wiring alone is going to kill you. Go with the Version 7 and get the AVCS wiring kit that is available out there and you'll be as happy as a clam. There is no reason for you to go with an older engine. If you go with a V7 there is no reason for you to get the entire clip, you just need the engine and ECM. Do the math, 6 year old engine that is hard to get parts for or 2 year old engine that is easy to get parts for. Which will pay off in the long run?

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Why do people continue to insist that putting a v5 motor into a USDM WRX (his sig says '02 WRX) requires any wiring at all? It is just an engine swap. In fact, you could use any of the early WRX motors in there. There is zero wiring, aside from moving your intake manifold harness over to the new engine, to run this engine if you use your stock ECU and tune by ECUtek...

Talk to Fineline imports in Santa Rosa, CA. They frequently get '99 and '00 STi motors...
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:18 AM   #18
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Why do people continue to insist that putting a v5 motor into a USDM WRX (his sig says '02 WRX) requires any wiring at all? It is just an engine swap. In fact, you could use any of the early WRX motors in there. There is zero wiring, aside from moving your intake manifold harness over to the new engine, to run this engine if you use your stock ECU and tune by ECUtek...

Talk to Fineline imports in Santa Rosa, CA. They frequently get '99 and '00 STi motors...
hmm, after reading a lot of what others say, i decided not to do the jdm swap. However, after reading what you have said my hope is renewed. ill continue to search for that perfect v5 type R engine
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:32 AM   #19
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Type R or RA are the same thing. Are you a former Honda person or something?
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Old 03-08-2005, 03:55 AM   #20
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Type R or RA are the same thing. Are you a former Honda person or something?
Wooo buddy, no need to get you panties in a bunch, if it is the same thing then why bother commenting. Even if he was a honda person, he is a subie lover now, so cut the kid some slack.
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:14 AM   #21
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I understand that but it just seems odd that this guy is obsessing over the Type R engine when the RA is parralell to the R. I'm trying to make his search go a little easier.

If you looked at my profile you would also notice that I too am a Honda driver/racer/racecar owner. Unfortunatly Subarus are just a little too expensive to road race.

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Old 03-08-2005, 10:16 AM   #22
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Wooo buddy, no need to get you panties in a bunch, if it is the same thing then why bother commenting. Even if he was a honda person, he is a subie lover now, so cut the kid some slack.
no i didnt have a honda, im not even a fan of them except the s2k and the NSX. And i know that its the parallel. but the bundle for the v5-v6 are cheaper than the v7-8. price is an issue. Also if you look at some of the historics and editions of the sti the V5 type R sti was a limited edition sti that was rated at 280 hp but really reached around 330 with with minimum dyno tunning. They also have a nasty set of cams which lead the Type R to a 8,500 redline which is 500 rpm higher then other sti's to my understanding. Not just that, but its not even called "RA" the actual name of it is "Type R". tell me if im wrong because im not an expert on this, im just putting a bunch of stuff i read from multiple sources including forums on this site.
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Old 03-08-2005, 10:26 AM   #23
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The RA was the sedan version. Should be the same motor. And I'm not so sure about the 8500 rpm redline. Where did you get that from, it might be right, but I don't remember that.
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Type R= coup.. Type RA= sedan... same engine in the i believe, but i could be wrong.
Good luck, chris
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:52 AM   #25
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as a matter of fact, i believe that is was on this site that i read about the 8500 redline, not quite sure, i just remeber reading it.
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