Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday January 19, 2018
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Subaru Conversions

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 328655
Join Date: Aug 2012
Default WRX to STi swap idea

I have a 05 WRX and am getting all of this stuff out of an 05 STi. I am buying an STi long block that also comes with a ton of extra things. Ill have the ECU, engine harness, cluster, turbo, intercooler,drive by wire pedal, etc
I have read and rear and read. Seems like there is only 2 choices everyone talks about. Either swapping the whole cars harness or swapping my intake manifold, cam gears, throttle body, and losing the ACV.

Here is what i want to do and i cant figure out why no one else has tried this or suggested it. By doing an STI swap i want EVERYTHING!!!! I am stingy like that and when i put my mind to something thats what i want.

So what if i buy the STI 32 bit ECU plugs and depin my 16 bit ECU plugs. I could repin everything to work into the STI ECU and just run the additional wires that i do not have. Everyone already says that the harnesses are pretty much the same minus little things.

For the drive by wire there is 8 wires. 2 that go to the ECU, 2 that go to the throttle body, and then a power and ground.
After i get all that wired up all i would have to wire up is the ACVs. I really doubt that could be that hard.

Now for my question. Why hasnt anyone else tried to do it this way? IS there something that i am missing or a good reason why this wouldnt work?

Thanks Tim
B16ars is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.