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Old 01-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
sleepysubi
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I recently purchased an 03 Baja with 181k on it. While I don't have too much time to work on it, I'm in the process of planning an EJ257 STI swap for it. I've poked around quite a bit online here at NASIOC and other sites, and it doesn't look like this has ever been done. As I start acquiring parts, I'll make sure to document everything... I'm sure there's someone out there who would be interested in doing the same or similar...
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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why may I ask? seems like for the money to buy a na baja + an sti motor / ecu and a turbo transmission you could just get a bajaT and get with a vf39 yada yada and get it tuned for the same price.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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it's been done. just google baja sti. a local shop here did one and there's also a local guy with a full cosworth baja sti. your best bet is to find a wrecked sti that's totalled in running condition and do the full swap and just get the dash harness merged if you want to keep the interior stock, or do the full interior swap too (although I'm not quite sure how well the dash swaps out.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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I recently purchased an 03 Baja with 181k on it. While I don't have too much time to work on it, I'm in the process of planning an EJ257 STI swap for it. I've poked around quite a bit online here at NASIOC and other sites, and it doesn't look like this has ever been done. As I start acquiring parts, I'll make sure to document everything... I'm sure there's someone out there who would be interested in doing the same or similar...
I hope you have some liquidity to make the swap. Not only in parts but alot of labor. make up a new thread and keep us updated with your progress. we all enjoy seeing another baja uplift
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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It'll become a cash consuming vortex from hell.


TRUST ME.

(Worth every damn cent though )
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #6
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It'll become a cash consuming vortex from hell.


TRUST ME.

(Worth every damn cent though )
Vortex , yep this fella will keep that pocket wide open until the project is done but in the meantime I will be doing some of this while you are doing some of that. Just kidding, I wish you luck
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Old 10-12-2020, 03:53 PM   #7
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it's been done. just google baja sti. a local shop here did one and there's also a local guy with a full cosworth baja sti. your best bet is to find a wrecked sti that's totalled in running condition and do the full swap and just get the dash harness merged if you want to keep the interior stock, or do the full interior swap too (although I'm not quite sure how well the dash swaps out.
Whats the shops name? They still in business?
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