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Old 03-30-2006, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default 05 Sti Swap In 00' Rs ?

I am probaly about to purchase an sti swap out of a 05 sti and put into my 00 GC8 body impreza. I have a few questions before i commit myself to buying anything.

Can i retain the stock transmission from the car(RA Gearset) and just put the sti engine and wireing in?


can you swap this engine in and have it work with all the gauges and instruments?

How difficult is the harness swap, and would this be somehting i can do myself with the right schematics and some pacince?

Is it a myth that you need the sti gas petal assembly for the swap to work?

Also, if anyone has anymore information about this swap i would appreciate the help
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Old 03-30-2006, 02:41 AM   #2
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I am probaly about to purchase an sti swap out of a 05 sti and put into my 00 GC8 body impreza. I have a few questions before i commit myself to buying anything.

Can i retain the stock transmission from the car(RA Gearset) and just put the sti engine and wireing in?


can you swap this engine in and have it work with all the gauges and instruments?

How difficult is the harness swap, and would this be somehting i can do myself with the right schematics and some pacince?

Is it a myth that you need the sti gas petal assembly for the swap to work?

Also, if anyone has anymore information about this swap i would appreciate the help
I think the engine and wireing have something to do with the transmission so it might not work using the old tranny but anything can be done with enough time and what not. I also might be thinking of something else, just wait till someone who knows what they're talking about comes on here. I'm just going off what i've heard before.

The Harness if you have enough patience and time and probably some help its possible.

i think the gas pedal assembly thing is right.

but how do you have a stock transmission with RA gearset? or did you mean you added the RA gearset?
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:58 AM   #3
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Also, if anyone has anymore information about this swap i would appreciate the help

all this information is a "search" button away...

in short.... you can retain your tranny, all gauges will work if wired correctly, you need ECU, wiring harness AND pedal assembly to retain DBW, otherwise you have to convert the intake mani to the traditional cable setup
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:55 AM   #4
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all this information is a "search" button away...

in short.... you can retain your tranny, all gauges will work if wired correctly, you need ECU, wiring harness AND pedal assembly to retain DBW, otherwise you have to convert the intake mani to the traditional cable setup
Because of the conversion and some of the things that may differ with the cars, you may not completely get everything to work correctly.

Gauges will work fine. Some of the idiot lights may not work. My cruise control button does not light up when engaged. It just works differently in the STI versus my Legacy.

Also, I've lost the "low fuel" warning light. I almost got stuck once since the engine swap.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by RA gearset as well. In my case, my mechanic used a WRX case, so we could use a PULL type clutch, and he rebuilt the transmission using my Legacy gears and 4.11 final drive. I was then able to use a WRX Exedy Heavy duty clutch. A lot of people have been afraid of me breaking gears, but so far so good.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:58 AM   #5
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:49 PM   #6
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I just started this swap last weekend 04Sti into 02rs...near completion

It rilly aint hard at all just some time to rewire a few things:

Pulling out the harness and transplanting the other in is fairly simple ( remove dash down to the firewall ) If the harness is run the same way in the 2000 as my 02 you wil need to pull both front fender wells. I have yet to find any plugs that dont mate rite back up to their other in the dash and engine. Except for tranz plug and HVAC. My power stearing pump line was different so I just put the RS pump on to the STi motor. Now is a good time to ditch your AC if you never use it like me.

To answer your question like the others above did. You wil need a STi petal or convert the TB to cable. The trans will bolt rite up, you wil have to pin out and splice the plugs for reverse lite and a few other items. If you get a new clutch and or fly wheel make sure you get it for the tranz type ( not the motor ) All gauges will work, I would recomend an STI cluster though just to get as much to work perfict as possible. Also get an EGT,H20 temp( if your using water cooled turbo ) ,oil temp,oil presure gauges sooner than later. Better to know what is goin on than find out after your motor is blown. Think about getting your tranz rebuilt in the future too
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:13 AM   #7
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I just started this swap last weekend 04Sti into 02rs...near completion

It rilly aint hard at all just some time to rewire a few things:

Pulling out the harness and transplanting the other in is fairly simple ( remove dash down to the firewall ) If the harness is run the same way in the 2000 as my 02 you wil need to pull both front fender wells. I have yet to find any plugs that dont mate rite back up to their other in the dash and engine. Except for tranz plug and HVAC. My power stearing pump line was different so I just put the RS pump on to the STi motor. Now is a good time to ditch your AC if you never use it like me.

To answer your question like the others above did. You wil need a STi petal or convert the TB to cable. The trans will bolt rite up, you wil have to pin out and splice the plugs for reverse lite and a few other items. If you get a new clutch and or fly wheel make sure you get it for the tranz type ( not the motor ) All gauges will work, I would recomend an STI cluster though just to get as much to work perfict as possible. Also get an EGT,H20 temp( if your using water cooled turbo ) ,oil temp,oil presure gauges sooner than later. Better to know what is goin on than find out after your motor is blown. Think about getting your tranz rebuilt in the future too
isn't the 02 harness Way different from the 00?
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:30 AM   #8
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I am unsure, that would be why I said..... "If the harness is run the same way in the 2000 as my 02". If its anything like the differences between the 02rs and the 04STi, they go to the same places but the RS is routed a lil different when it comes to the front end of the car.
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