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Old 04-21-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default 2.0L to 2.5L Swap in progress. Motor/trans at same time?

I am ready to pull the old motor and trans out. Everything has been disconnected and all fluids drained. i would like to pull them together (trans and engine attached) and replace the same way. Anyone have some advice on this?

Does the hood have to be removed? Do you jack up the car alot? What lift points do you use? I have a hoist with a leveler. I was thinking about using the dogbone mount that connects to the trans as the rear lift point and then using maybe the A/C bracket for the front? I would prefer to not lift by the intake if possible.

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Old 04-21-2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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I removed the hood--it's not that hard, only 4 bolts. My hoist came with a leveler, which I think would be absolutely necessary to lift them out together. I attatched to the ac/alternator bracket and the pitch mount bracket.

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Old 04-21-2006, 06:09 PM   #3
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Don't bother removing the hood. Just open up, push it back all the way, and let it rest on the firewall. I actually opens more than 90 deg which is plenty. That way you don't have to mess with realigning the hood.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:29 PM   #4
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just finished this swap today and would recommend removing the front lower portion of the transmission cradle, but leave the rest, it makes for an easy handle for re-install . It comes off with the removal of two 14mm nuts, helps you clear the steering shaft. Good luck.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:07 AM   #5
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I got it pulled yesterday. I had it almost out and my leveler wouldn't tilt enough to get the engine/trans angled enough. So I frustratingly (word?) reinstalled the engine and shortened the chain as much as I could on the A/C bracket mount which gave me enough room to tilt it right out. So keep this in mind people!

I also left the A/C lines connected but the rubber portion did get kinked a little. I hope they don't leak when I get the new motor back in.

Thanks for the help guys,
-Chad
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:06 AM   #6
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so you are putting in a USDM STi motor/tranny into your WRX? post pics pls!
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Go the other way. Unbolt the subframe and pull it out fromt the bottom!...if you have a lift or a forklift at least.




meh...too late just saw you already got it done...Maybe someone else will do it the easy way.
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