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Old 02-22-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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hello all swapers....

just finishing up installing a usdm 2.0 (engine only) into a 97 obs wagon 5mt for another member. i'll post some more pics as soon as i take some lol. i didn't want to post until i knew things would be a sucess and i just completed mating the harnesses so i consider that a victory. what a pita to do the wiring. engine + crossmember were fast, p/s threw me a curve ball, cooling system, well i'll get to that, but the wiring took the longest by far.









^starting point for wiring

anyway i'm posting up to see if anyone has an awnser to this, what type of radiator will bolt in (i'm assuming the thin n/a one is too small) with minimal fitment issues, and will the n/a fans work? the fans are the a/c model, so i have two, but they are two wire instead of three wire like wrx fans. any suggestions?

also, if anyone has wiring kuestions with similar donor vehicles, i may be of help i might even make a wiring diagram for this so i can do it again faster.

Jerry
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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Pretty much any Impreza radiator will bolt in- it's just getting the hoses to fit that's a little bit of a problem.

The N/A radiator has not been an issue with my swap, and I've been cruising at 75 on the highway then in stop-and-go traffic for 30 minutes at a strech with no overheating issues. That was in 100+ degree heat.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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OMG That is my car. 'Cept not really... but I've got an OBS of the same year and colour and you're doing the same thing I want to do... eventually

good luck with the wiring

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Old 02-23-2006, 09:27 AM   #4
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Are you planning to spice in the PS2? hehe Counldn't help myself. Good luck
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:57 AM   #5
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+1 for using the n/a radiator

just cut the spring on the lower cap and route it to the upper surge tank... route the upper tank to the over flow
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:42 PM   #6
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man that car looks awesome, what a lucky b*stard thats gonna be driving that around...
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:15 PM   #7
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^^ lol

it'll be me driving it if i don't give it back to you when i'm done.....haha j/k i want it out of my garage.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:21 PM   #8
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^lol youre not the only one...
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #9
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:56 PM   #10
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Crazy looking at all that wiring! Mad props.... It looks great in person very clean install
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:55 AM   #11
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yes u can use the oem one. or the old LegT. or a koyo for the older chasis. on a budget, then slap a better thermostat in there just in case.
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:30 PM   #12
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well runs great, 2 days and counting. two issues, the temp guage is off due to sensor variation i assume, + i still need to take it to work, put it on the lift and drop the fuel tank to add a solenoid to the pressure sensor.

radiator is working well thanks for the posts regarding using the stocker.
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gutted up + dp
sti cat-back
unorthadox underdrive pulley
hks short ram

anyone need wiring tips?

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Old 03-07-2006, 11:46 PM   #13
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good job Jerry
i know your happy to start working on your car
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:47 PM   #14
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bov in a few minutes lol

hu tonight too
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