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Old 05-18-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default 98 Forester Engine Swap--which one

Anyone know what engine will be the easiest (plug and play) to swap for a 98 Forester (automatic)? I am thinking of a 02-03 WRX (USDM) and add a FMIC. Will the wiring be a nightmare? Which JDM engine? Any suggestion....thanks
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:03 AM   #2
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Swapping a '98 Forester is just the same as swapping a '98 Impreza. Read the stickies and FAQs and you should get a pretty good idea of what's involved in a USDM WRX swap.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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well, if you want to retain 4EAT, you have to get 4EAT wrx ECU and TCU modules, since WRX 4EAT is very different from Forester
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if you must have the auto. you will have more problems.
it would be easier to get a 5spd and throw it in there then make the 4eat work.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:39 AM   #5
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5/6 speed is not an option right now since this will be my wifes car. She doesn't know how to drive one. So the engine swap is not really the big issue but the transmission will be. I am not sure but does WRX come in automatic???
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:28 AM   #6
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AVO turbokit instead maybe?

How much power does your wife need?

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Quote:
since WRX 4EAT is very different from Forester
i think he was trying to be funny afaik they are the same unit
keep the forster tcu

and no a turbo kit is never a good idea they always blow up always
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Your going to let your wife drive your swap project as a DD, especially with a “FMIC” which begs for a larger turbo and increased HP? Brave man….
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i think he was trying to be funny afaik they are the same unit
keep the forster tcu

and no a turbo kit is never a good idea they always blow up always

nope, WRX TCU split is somewhat 50:50 all the time will slightly more to the rear, while RS/Forester varies up to 90:10

I don't know if WRX ECU will recognize Forester TCU, but perhaps it's work
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