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Old 07-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #10
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Location: Merrimack, New Hampshire
2002 Subaru WRX
Sedona Red Pearl


Originally Posted by livid_wrx View Post
A lot of very interesting info here. Way more consolidated and to the point than other swap threads.

I too was tboned in my 02 wrx wagon and a friend of mine gave me his auto 02 wagon. He was planning on doing an STI swap and jumped on a rolling chassis that he got for a steal. Only problem is it's an auto and he didn't realize the pain in the ass it would be to convert 👎.

His loss, my gain.

So what I've gathered for my best plan of actuon is the following:

1. Swap out entire rear subframe.

2. Pull dash and replace entire dash harness and trans harness.

3. Replace entire steering column with components.

4. Drop trans, manaul ecu, engine and harness in.

5. Done.

Obviously easier said than done, but is this the gist of it? The most direct route without having to cut and splice wires? I'm not good at that and I'd like to avoid that head ache.
Yea man if you have all the harnesses and the ECU, then go that route. Electrical problems is A LOT harder to troubleshoot than mechanical... well at lease for me haha.

Right on GravelRash! That's cool that you shared your experiences of the swap with us. I wouldn't have imagined it being that complicated. But thinking about it now all the electrical sheet for the auto and yada yada totally makes sense. Im gonna go ahead and subscribe now
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