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Old 09-11-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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putting an LS1, a t56 and a9" rear end in my 2002 WRX .. anyone have any input on the possibility of selling the conversion kits? no flaming because im running a t-78 on this biatch also...600 whp with a 6 speed....
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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Well i guess it was bound to happen.. since GM now owns part of Subaru
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:28 PM   #3
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well, move the firewall back and then change the tranny tunnel too...
I know it can fit in a volvo 240, which is a much better swap ...sleeper
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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as someone mentioned, wouldnt you have to move the firewall back?

I always wanted a ls6 powered FD. .. .
I wonder if that person ever finished the ls1 swap into his e36.
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:50 PM   #5
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it will fit and then some in mine.. no need to move the firewall.. we actually have more engine bay room than a 68 camaro...
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:27 PM   #6
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picts?
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:16 PM   #7
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The hood should be interesting...
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:55 PM   #8
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you're not the first.

where's that phy6 dude and his project.

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Old 09-11-2005, 09:00 PM   #9
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phy6 had to cut his 93 Impreza up a lot to fit the LT1. The 02 Impreza has a little more room, I'd bet you're still going to have to cut up the firewall and transmission tunnel though.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:43 PM   #10
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Plan sounds great man PLZ PLZ PLZ post pics as you build


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Old 09-11-2005, 10:06 PM   #11
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TH350/Powerglide is quite a bit smaller than a T56
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:27 AM   #12
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you are understanding that it is cheaper for me to buy everything to do this with than it is to buy a sti tranny right?
craparo?? dude they are like 293 rwhp stock... so with the zo6 cam, ported heads tuning and a t-78 i can push 550 whp on stock motor... i already have the turbo, the motor and should have the tranny in a few weeks.. the motor is smaller than you think...
the biggest issue is goin to be the rearend...
this is my means to solving my problems cheaper and more reliable than subaru crap trannies.. after the **** that iveput up with on my car, this is the next step into making it a beast and making me more happy with it than just defaulting on the loan because its such a heap...
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:38 AM   #13
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Well, I hope you complete this project as I will soon be following in your footsteps, but in a car with a larger engine bay then the WRX. I have considered buying a awd svx and doing a similar swap to RWD. Unfortunately, at the moment, my low 12 sec and soon 11 sec 94 wagon is eating all my mod money.

Soon though. Soon
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:51 AM   #14
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Why even put all the money and work into a car that it sounds like you don't even really like. Just sell the thing and buy what you really want, cause the LS1 and T56 is probably going to be a lot more work to fit than you think and you're resale is going to tank.

I can appreciate a lot of different swaps, but this one I don't really understand. Impreza's aren't the most attractive vehicles, they aren't luxurious, it has a pretty basic suspension design. So if you take AWD out of the equation then you're left with a car that really isn't that special. I'm not one of those people that thinks the basic principle of making a Subaru RWD is blasphemy. I just honestly think that without AWD there would be a lot of cars out there I'd rather have over a Subaru.

An FD with an LS1 would be awsome swap, better looks, better handling, and faster in the straight line too. Another one I like is the old Jaguar XJ6 with an LS1, wouldn't be the best swap for speed/handling, but with 4 doors, lots of space and classy looks it would be a sweet ride.

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Old 09-12-2005, 01:17 AM   #15
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I don't know. Cusco racing has a FR Impreza, they must have some reasoning behind that besides Subaru sponsorship/advertising money.
Either way, swap is a swap and there is validity to this as much as any other mod.
Subaru owners are the type looking for the best bang for the buck, So this mod might not make sense to most of this online community.
IMO, Eby is right, a Xj6 with a ls1 would rock!
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Old 09-12-2005, 02:48 AM   #16
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you are understanding that it is cheaper for me to buy everything to do this with than it is to buy a sti tranny right?
craparo?? dude they are like 293 rwhp stock... so with the zo6 cam, ported heads tuning and a t-78 i can push 550 whp on stock motor... i already have the turbo, the motor and should have the tranny in a few weeks.. the motor is smaller than you think...
the biggest issue is goin to be the rearend...
this is my means to solving my problems cheaper and more reliable than subaru crap trannies.. after the **** that iveput up with on my car, this is the next step into making it a beast and making me more happy with it than just defaulting on the loan because its such a heap...
Thats 10whp more then my car made STOCK. And my car is still awd. I am all for crazy swaps, I have a 89 Conquest with a Cobra engine. But that swap is reasonable...no cutting required. Any v8 swap in a Subaru is just not reasonable. You will see if you ever start this project that its gonna cost more then you think.

Ever seen a tubed Subaru?? hahah good luck man.

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Old 09-12-2005, 03:13 AM   #17
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I believe the Cusco Impreza is RWD to meet the regulations of the JGTC.

Here's phy6's website, you can see how much work he's had to do to fit the LT1, isn't an LS1 a little bit bigger?
http://www.phy6.net/Proj001.htm
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:23 AM   #18
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putting an LS1, a t56 and a9" rear end in my 2002 WRX .. anyone have any input on the possibility of selling the conversion kits? no flaming because im running a t-78 on this biatch also...600 whp with a 6 speed....

LOL 600RWHP with a T-78 in what a scooby?? If so thats not exactly impressive nor is it impressive if you have an LS1 with a T78 pushing 600whp. I want to see the conversion even though I can see this as a drag car or how shall I say it novelty item.
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:47 AM   #19
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this is my means to solving my problems cheaper and more reliable than subaru crap trannies.. after the **** that iveput up with on my car, this is the next step into making it a beast and making me more happy with it than just defaulting on the loan because its such a heap...[/quote]

Your installing a chevy drivetrain because you think a Subaru builds crap trainnies? GM is the king of crap!
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why use a V8 with such crappy power ratings? you could run any inline six turbo'd and spank 'em! even a ****ty neon motor can out perform you gay V8
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wow.... so now there are nasioc'ers that i just lost some respect for, this is pretty much the most retarded thing i have seen in a long time. morons have been stuffing 350's into miatas and rwd celicas for years...dont let it happen to another subaru. get a jdm clip...8000rpm, 260hp stock...tell me that that pushrod dinosaur is more fun than that..have you ever spent anytime around V8 guys? i work in a part store, i'm around them all the time.. DONT BE ONE OF THOSE GUYS!
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:03 PM   #22
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The LS1 engine isn't really that large package wise, I have no doubt you could fit one into a Subaru. The height is what I would be worried about, or how low you will have to make it sit to make it fit height wise. The oil pan might be awfully close to the ground. Most inline 6 motors, especially DOHC cam ones, are much larger overall and weigh a lot more.
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #23
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ner ner ner.

the allure of the cheap as hell bow tie v8 makes sense. its dirt ass cheap. keep buying them though, so my dad's retirement fund goes up in value.......:P

its not a bad idea if you want to smash the hell out of your firewall. it would be intersting and i would watch the buildup....attempt.

why not somthing interesing like a 2JZ/1jz or a RB25? everyone knows they make stupid power and can be gotten pretty cheap-
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:21 PM   #24
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Dwx,
"The oil pan might be awfully close to the ground"
One of LS-1's neat feature is that the crank is more centrally located in the engine this allows for a almost flat oil pan and an extra strong "Main". LS-1 swaps are so popular because of the overall compacted size,that and a easy to find stand alone harness make for a "almost" trouble free swap into just about any car. Plus there are insane amounts of go fast parts for the ls-1s for decent prices

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edit: and you can get a low mile LS-1 "turn-key" for less then a set of stage III Cobb heads...lol

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ner ner ner.

the allure of the cheap as hell bow tie v8 makes sense. its dirt ass cheap. keep buying them though, so my dad's retirement fund goes up in value.......:P

its not a bad idea if you want to smash the hell out of your firewall. it would be intersting and i would watch the buildup....attempt.

why not somthing interesing like a 2JZ/1jz or a RB25? everyone knows they make stupid power and can be gotten pretty cheap-
Like I said earlier the problem with the 2JZ/RB25 inline six motors is they are HUGE in physical size, and very heavy compared to the LS1. That and the complexity of getting one to run in a Subaru.
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