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Old 03-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #18
the suicidal eggroll
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2005 STi
2012 WRX


Originally Posted by TravTagz View Post
6-8k increase in price
Doing a full 6 spd swap plus brakes plus DCCD controller plus clutch is going to cost about the same, plus installation.

Originally Posted by TravTagz View Post
plus would need to remove a few things to go back to stock
Most or all of which could be installed on the STi once you got it

Originally Posted by TravTagz View Post
and would have to order the car and wait 8 weeks
Unless you can find one on the lot or buy used.

I think you fail to understand what an absolutely horrible idea it is to do something this extreme to such a new car, when you can spend pretty much the exact same amount of money to get a car that already has all of it pre-installed with a warranty.

Think about it this way...if you do this, your car will become almost unsellable. It's resale value is going to drop at LEAST $5k, that's on top of the $6k+ that you put into it to do the swap, which means you're now ~$11k worse off than before. If the car gets stolen or gets totaled, all of the money you invested is gone. Alternatively, if you trade up to an STi, all of the money you put into that trade becomes equity that you will reclaim (at least some of it) when you sell or if it gets stolen/totaled.

It's the same reason why when people post about turboing their N/A impreza, we tell them to sell it and buy a WRX.
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