Originally Posted by RS_to_WRX_swap
Worst thread bump ever. lol
Let me get this straight, there were an abundance of V7 and 8's because they were too heavy? Meaning Japanese people purchased the car, thought crap this car is slow, I should export the motor and crush the car.
V7 works with open source so no need to buy Apexi. Talk about saving money.
One of the main benefits of getting an EJ207 is so you don't have to rebuild the bottom end.
Now as far as looks? You can't beat a V6 STi.
In Japan, people didn't like the Ver7 because they thought it was ugly, and for the reason that it went from the lightweight Gc8, to a big bulky Sedan only car. I'm not saying that the Ver7 engine isn't good, its probably the best stock JDM STi engine made, besides the S206. I just like the ver6 better because when its broke down, its basically the same engine as its predecessor, but w/o valve control and a twin scroll. When you are building the bottom end though, ur starting with the same block. It's a personal preference. I've built a 20g/k/ v6/7/9 and a 257. The Ver6 was by far my favorite build. I think the TY754VB1EA is the best tranny as well. Jus my opinion bro.
But still doesn't change the fact of how unpopular the Bugeye's are in Japan.