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Old 04-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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ok so i have a 02 wrx and looking to swap an sti motor and trans into it what else do i need to make it a complete swap?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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i here the 06-07 would be the best swap is this also true?
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Depends on how much work you want to do and what your goals are. What you swap in is completely up to you. If available I would swap in a '12 engine, tranny, wiring harness, and ECU. Then I'd go front mount or AWIC with an upgraded turbo, probably something like an 18G-XTR with proper supporting modifications.

Whatever you swap in, make sure you get all the right year harness parts and matching ECU, immobilizer, and key if it's an '05 or later.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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Dude, you have an 02, the no brainer swap is an ej207.

If you sell off your old parts it can be done for $2000. Mine will end up costing me about $1000, once I sell my extra parts.

It's easy, only have to wire in four wires.

Anyone who doesn't consider this option is high (02-05 wrx's.)

Tons of info on how to do it, its as plug and play as any swap can be, and in my experience, the cheapest as well.

You will have possibly the best engine Subaru has ever built.
Go version 8 or 9, or v7 spec C, just make sure if you get a v9 that its without immobilizer.

Thats what I did!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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^^ I agree completely... planning on it myself.

AZSCOOBY... have you dyno'd your EJ207 yet, and how does it compare to your old setup??
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:13 AM   #6
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Nope, haven't dynoed it yet, next dyno day I'll try to make it.

It's just so much smoother and the spool (vf34) is incredible, I hit peak boost, 20 psi, at 3200 rpms.

The power comes on soon and it just wants to go!


I would do it again in a heartbeat. I wish I could have bought the 6 speed and brembos to go with it, but those are my next mods.

I might go with the vf37 (twinscroll) in a month or two. I was initially going to sell it to help pay for the swap, but I've decided to keep it and see if I can bring down the spool time even more. I just need a downpipe solution and I'm good to go.


I just don't see that a hybrid has anything on this swap. Yes you might have more torque, but I bet most people would choose the ej207 if they drove both back to back, its just an amazing engine.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:18 PM   #7
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A lot of people don't want to do that swap because of the emissions problem.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:03 AM   #8
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Dude, you have an 02, the no brainer swap is an ej207.

If you sell off your old parts it can be done for $2000. Mine will end up costing me about $1000, once I sell my extra parts.
Seriously? Where does one source a 207 for that cheap?! I'd LOVE to do a 207 swap.

I have a friend who did the swap a while back, and it cost him around $5000, IIRC... for that reason, I had crossed it off my list of possibilities!
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