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Old 10-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default NY/NJ Conversion mechanic needed

I want to do a WRX manual swap in my 03 Forester NA automatic.

I need someone to help me do the mechanic aspect of the swap and then I was going to have ECS do the wiring aspect.

I was wondering if anyone would do it for about $1500 for the motor/tranny/adding the manual pedals.......the rest I can do myself. Engine hoist etc I can rent from autozone, etc.

If anyone knows where I can buy a full front clip USDM for less than $3500 let me know. I want to steer clear from JDM.

I would rent a storage unit to do the work in and then have it towed to ECS.

Idk if this seems like too much or if I should just pay ECS to do the whole thing. They do seem like the most professional people and have been incredibly helpful but the entire WRX conversion would be about 8k or more and if I could keep it at 6k that would be better.

It would be so much less if I just stick with automatic rather than manual.

Or would it be better to just get the 2.0L motor swap with Forester XT transmission so that I don't need to change the rear diff or the axles/knuckles.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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2001 I've wired a
Few cars in my day


Since you are in NY I would recommend taking the whole car over to Broken Motorsports in NJ.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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1995 WRX
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An 03 forester? Sell it and buy a Forester XT. It will cost you less and be less hassle.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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i want to put a ej20g in a engine blown 2001 LGT but the more i read the less i want to do, seems like so much work -.-
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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don't keep in auto unless you have too, like me. it'll save you a lot of work in wiring
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