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Old 02-06-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default usd sti or jdm sti?

Hello i currently own a 2005 2.5rs and I want to swap out the motor. I am now faced with a deliema I can either choose a 2.5l 2004 sti or a 2.0l V7 jdm sti.I am relativley new to subarus and turbo charged boxer motors so and of you suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:01 PM   #2
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Hello i currently own a 2005 2.5rs and I want to swap out the motor. I am now faced with a deliema I can either choose a 2.5l 2004 sti or a 2.0l V7 jdm sti.I am relativley new to subarus and turbo charged boxer motors so and of you suggestions will be appreciated.
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i love how you copied this from your other thread on this and ended up copying part of the forum


its right in the FAQ dufus, and dont crosspost either...
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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thanks man you've been a tremendous help.....do you feel better now that I edited the thread.


I just need some real opinions, if you have nothing helpful to say just keep it to yourself.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:28 PM   #4
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JDM STI.......he! he!

Smooth all the way up to 8K RPM.
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:51 AM   #5
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USDM all the way. i love USDM. my favorite is EJ205 WRX, ive heard you can boost up to 35 psi!!!
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:49 AM   #6
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swapstar- are you high?
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:33 PM   #7
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there is enough info on here for you to make up your own mind...a lot of people like the jdm because you can rev and boost the crap out of them...some like the usdm bcause you have .5 extra displacement, low end torque, can pass inspection a bit easier...use the search and read
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:49 PM   #8
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A real opinion is to sell that car and buy a STi.
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:00 PM   #9
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USDM 04 STi. The reasoning: The wiring diagrams are almost identical, it will take a huuuge component out of the swap.
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:10 PM   #10
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swap doesnt smoke lol hey its me jase sawpstar i

i would go with v7 motor and trans or even like a v4 5 6 ra
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:38 PM   #11
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word jase. you need a GC8.

sell that 05 and buy a sti. close enough that that be the ideal thing to do.
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:41 PM   #12
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A real opinion is to sell that car and buy a STi.
You are correct.
So you decided to buy a 2005 RS and now you want to do an STi engine swap about a year later? Say goodbye to any resale value you might have had. Sell your car and buy a WRX.
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:42 PM   #13
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Tearing a 05 anything apart is a waste! Seriously, sell the car and buy a WRX! Or better yet, sell the 05 and get a 99-01 2.5 RS and swap a v6 RA or a v7 into it.
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