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Old 08-14-2005, 02:26 AM   #51
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OK, I have the tranny and everything on, but I have a few more questions.

1. I am going to have to do the ECU myself. Which wire do I need to splice or cut or whatever. It would be very helpful if no colors were used. Instead could we count the number of wires in? Like "The third one on the left."

2. How does the bottom of the starter stay on in a RS tranny? It's not a stud like my auto tranny.

3. Gas tank. I need the wiring diagram for my old 94 gas tank.

4.Any idea what I would need to do to the wires that were on the gear select?

Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:44 PM   #52
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It is all done and it works. I will make a quick write up later. Now I just need to get my V4 JDM engine.
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Old 09-09-2005, 12:43 AM   #53
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Well, this is my short writeup on my car. To recap, I just converted my 94 L wagon from a FWD, automatic transmission to an AWD 5-spd. The donar car was an 01 2.5 RS.

All of it is in and done. I made my life easy by taking the rear disks and front brakes as well. In order to fit the front disks, I broke down and bought some WRX wheels and put some 205/45R-16 pirelli PZero Nero M+S tires on it. I also put in the springs from the RS.

The only things that are left to do are:

1. Tap a thread for the lower starter bolt (the stock one from either car won't work).
2. Rewire the reverse lights
3. Figure out if I need the neutral switch.
4. Get some sort of axle back exhaust (stock wouldn't work, I have an RS one coming in).
5. Get like, 60 hp from out of my ass.

As far as how it drives, it is great. I am running it with no exhaust, but the 1.8 sounds exactly like some ricer so the cops don't pay me any heed. It shifts good and it powers through corners beutifully. The only problem is the lack of power. I have 120-somthin hp stock + 133k miles + 5k ft elevation = kind of a ***** car. I'm exploring my possibilities, turbo, 2.5L motor, new car, I don't know. The car is a little bit faster. The truth is, is that giving up the auto fwd for the awd, didn't shed much weight. The only thing I have added is a gear. Acceleration wasn't effected because the torque went down with the lightweight flywheel. Bottem line is that I need more power. It turns like a dream. The tires whoop ass. I don't really notice the "following the grooves of the road" that everyone talks about with these tires.

Over all, the car works. This is more then I could say a month ago. I'm happy with the swap. Most importantly NO CEL! Woot!

Any questions, comments, or overall flaming is welcome.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:12 AM   #54
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sounds like you will be ready for JDM ej20 swap pretty soon :P just lemme knwo and ill hook it up
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:10 AM   #55
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I'M COMPLETLY COLORBLIND! Black and white is apparently all that I see.
really I've never met any one completely color blind. I read about this one person that lost color vision due to some traumatic psychological experience, but it eventually came back to him. Worst part was that he was an artist. I have no idea about your project, but wish you luck with your endeavors.

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Old 09-09-2005, 07:28 AM   #56
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really I've never met any one completely color blind. I read about this one person that lost color vision due to some traumatic psychological experience, but it eventually came back to him. Worst part was that he was an artist. I have no idea about your project, but wish you luck with your endeavors.

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good job on the swap happy it worked out for you......above quote is just not right
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Old 09-09-2005, 12:54 PM   #57
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really I've never met any one completely color blind. I read about this one person that lost color vision due to some traumatic psychological experience, but it eventually came back to him. Worst part was that he was an artist. I have no idea about your project, but wish you luck with your endeavors.

RR
What is so wrong with his post? I don't see anything wrong with it.

P.S. Ass.
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Old 10-18-2005, 04:17 AM   #58
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Well, I need some advise from some of the people on the board.

First, some good news. With this convertion, my car is as fast as a 2.2 legacy automatic. It is not faster, but it is not slower.

Now the advise. My car isn't fast enough. I get about 23 mpg because I constantly have to go above 5k to get on the freeway. I need power options.

Here's the skinny:
I have a 2.5 shortblock with pistons and a crank.
I have the wiring harness and ECU for said block.
I have no power.
My money situation is such that I'm at zero and can save up from here at about $150 a week.

People tell me that I should just go for the ej20t which I would like, but then I get to thinking that if I get the ej20t, why not an ej22t or a jdm ej20t. If I'm going to do that then why not the ej25t? I want that power, but don't need it. 165hp is better then the 110 that I found out I'm getting now. I just want to safley get on the freeway, and be able to tromp some civics once and a while.

Also, how stupid is it to turbo the RS motor? Not crazy, just say a WRX turbo and intercooler? I also have an eclipse turbo that needs to be rebuilt. The inlet and outlet are wrong, but could I just pipe it?

Again, thanks in advance for your advise and flames.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:35 AM   #59
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Honestly, the ej251 engine in an L is pretty stout. I was suprised when i got done with mine. It definetely felt faster than my RS did with that engine. Obviously weight.. But mine is only FWD at the moment.

And its the easiet of swaps to do for these cars IMO.
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:20 AM   #60
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I've heard that. What about a turbo?
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:01 PM   #61
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Those engines aren't the fondest of boost.. Anything over about 6 or 7psi your going to have reliability issues.
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:13 PM   #62
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I'm only talking a stock wrx turbo. That can't be too much can it.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:33 PM   #63
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i think wastegate boost from the wrx TD04 is 8 psi... that would definetly be pushin it...
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:30 PM   #64
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Well then, can I get about 210 hp out of the RS without the turbo.
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Old 10-19-2005, 12:00 AM   #65
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at the crank probably... but you'd still be spending an assload of money to get it there.
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:45 PM   #66
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So much of an assload that it would be cheaper to buy a WRX motor?
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:51 PM   #67
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OT,
Colorblindness is a recessive gene inherited from your mother. And only men can get it. My father has it. For him it effects only red. Red looks orange to him. All other colors appear normal.

But then that begs the old question how do we really know what is normal. In that post above, I seeolive, dark blue, red, blue, green and then purple. Now most of you probably see the same. But how do we know that what I see as purple appears the same to you as purple? We know it is purple, but beyond that, what do we really know???
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:58 AM   #68
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Whoa, deep. No matter what color we actually defined for the sky, we would always know that the sky is blue simply because we are taught that. However, most people can drive down the street and tell what color the street light is, whereas others of us just floor it no matter what and get out of tickets by having an optometrists note.

By the way Matt, some girls are colorblind too. About 1/2 of a percent so 1 out of 200 girls are red/green colorblind.

If you guys are really that interested in colorblindness then read on, otherwise, scroll to the last sentance.

Being red/green colorblind simply means that there is a certain shade of red and a certain shade of green that look the same. Most of the men out there that are reading this are saying, "Well shoot, maybe I'm red/green colorblind!". Yes, you probobly are. As a matter of fact, I would say that about 80% of you are, in some way or another, color deficient.

Now, this doesn't mean that you specifically can't see the difference between red and green. Maybe light green and olive green. The reason for this is because there are "cones" and "rods" in your eyes. (Now someone might be able to correct me here) I believe that "rods" are like the pixle rate of your eyes. They are rarely affected. The "cones" define color. As a general rule, you have three cones between your eyes. If one is gone you are Red/Green colorblind. 2 is Yellow/Blue. 3 is Black/White.

This isn't an all or none principle. Your "cones" could be working, but not the best. Hence why so many men are color deficient. I am Yellow/Blue colorblind. There is a certain shade of yellow and a certain shade of blue that I can't tell the difference between. The colors I have teh most trouble with are blue and purple. I can't tell them apart. Red and green too. And stoplights.

Finally, just to throw you all off, I can still see color! You ask me hay what color is that Impreza and I say red. Why? Because many times in my life people have pointed out that such and such is red. I see that shade and associate it with the word red. Another way to think about it is we all have our box of crayans. My box has about 50 colors in it. "Normal" people have around 1,000,000,000.

Now you can all go out and share this knowlege with others over some other usless thread. But before you go,...

...does anyone have any advise on my engine/power problem?
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:09 PM   #69
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2.5 will "get you onto the highway safely"! if you're gonna go thru the trouble of a swap, go big! turbo or not probably depends on your $$$ situation, that's the way i'd go
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:23 PM   #70
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That's what I'm thinking, but every time I think, "What about the WRX engine." then I think "What about the JDM WRX engine" then, "Why not the STI."!
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:46 AM   #71
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Krypt, i hope you're subscribed to this thread....cause i'll only say it once.

it's a god d*** wagon!!! get an STI!!!! jeeeeeeeeez...i'm suprised no one here said it.

NaeS

P.S. this is coming from the kid who got hit by a car, and was laid out on the couch for 3+ months (re-read first post).

and yes, i sorted out the wiring. 94 L wiring + 01 RS tank + the ability to see over 1 million colors (big box of crayons) = 5 wires, 30 seconds.

I welcome any flames, because i don't check on here very often.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:06 AM   #72
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1) Finish the AWD conversion and install the 5MT. Presumably this is the RS tranny (why you have a clutch slave cylinder installed I have no idea). You are more than half way there already. It's like a weekend of work

3) Giver. This will be a fun setup for cheap.
I started this thread on 5/03/05. It took longer than a weekend.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:06 AM   #73
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What the hell is "giver"!
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:08 AM   #74
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Seriously, I don't know what giver is. I'm also going to start "Krypt's Ginormous Write-up".

Does anyone have any studs/bolts for where the rear diff attatches to the crossmember? Not even Subaru can get them.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:17 AM   #75
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i reused the ones from the other diff when i did a swap
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