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Old 04-08-2009, 08:48 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Micker72 View Post
it would be a lot cheaper if i bought a 06 wrx motor for $2,500 and swap it myself. then sell my engine for at least $1,500, it only has 32,000 miles.
You'll be lucky to find an 06 motor for that price. Plan on spending at least $4000 for all the items you'll need for the swap. You'll want to get a package deal. Are you going to swap the transmission and rear end too? There is not a chance in hell that you'll get anything close to $1500 for your stock motor. The market is flooded with 2.5 sohc motors that nobody wants. When I did my swap 5 years ago this wasn't the case and I didn't get half what you are hoping to get.

The reality of it is that regardless of the title you are still better off selling it and geting a WRX.
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