Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday September 20, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
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. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default Currect project Auto to manual bugeye to blobeye

Hey everyone, New to this website and I'm looking for some forums about my currect topic which is Auto to manual conversion ANNNND before you say just buy a manual and forgot the swap read my post and you'll understand why that's not a cost effective route, I already have 2 cars for this project.

Quick note, when I start this project and have the information I need ill be making a separate thread. Super excited to show how much it changes!

So I have my 2nd WRX an automatic 03 World Rally Blue bugeye I traded a truck I bought for $1700, so yes I bought my WRX for $1700 since I was flipping cars to get it however the car does have some flaws. The motor was swapped with a crate motor which the owner claimed it has 30k miles, who knows if that's true tho and there's a Vacuum leak but I don't think its that, I think its a IACV issue since the idle is bouncing.

Donor car is a manual blobeye 05 wrx with 210k miles (clutch is out) and the motor will need a rebuild so I'll just take it apart and use what I need and sell the rest possibly keep the block and build it to swap later.

So I ask from you members of NASIOC to post a link for me about the conversion with as much detail as possible. I will be swapping the transmission and the front end. I know kinda what I need to do but I don't want to skip a step and dropping the transmission, swapping pedals and the gear ratio is just something I haven't come across myself. I've done research but someone that's done it already with a guide would help. Ive read some conflicting arguments but I can't seem to find a guide that someone has actually done this since everyone just says to sell it and buy another.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by oh.pig; 05-29-2017 at 11:12 PM.
oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 05-19-2017, 12:23 AM   #2
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default

Manual transmission is out, automatic hopefully out tomorrow.

Last edited by oh.pig; 05-29-2017 at 11:26 PM.
oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 07:10 AM   #3
Titter
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 416107
Join Date: Mar 2015
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Ontario, Canada
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
EJ207 Spec C 4EAT

Default

its called a Service Manual. you will need one. you can get a factory service manual, or you can opt fo the haynes service manual since its a bit cheaper.

its very simple

strip car A, place car B into car A excatly how it came out of car B. the GD chassis literally go together like lego.

good luck! enjoy your project.
Titter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2017, 04:46 PM   #4
Master467
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 459849
Join Date: Dec 2016
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
2002 Legacy GT
89N (titanium pearl)

Default

Other option: delicatly remove vin plates from bugeye, rip plates off blobeye, carefully mount bugeye's plates on the blobeye. Theres also a stamped VIN number on the pass side of the firewall, cover it or something.

If the blobeye is blown up, swap motors and go reg it. Actually, if bugeye is registered already you dont have to do jack.

People do face swaps all the time, an 03 blobeye isnt going to raise any eyebrows. And they are the same factory color code, you're friggin golden my dude.
Master467 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 10:07 PM   #5
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Master467 View Post
Other option: delicatly remove vin plates from bugeye, rip plates off blobeye, carefully mount bugeye's plates on the blobeye. Theres also a stamped VIN number on the pass side of the firewall, cover it or something.

If the blobeye is blown up, swap motors and go reg it. Actually, if bugeye is registered already you dont have to do jack.

People do face swaps all the time, an 03 blobeye isnt going to raise any eyebrows. And they are the same factory color code, you're friggin golden my dude.


Haha I thought about but swapping vins sounds like a small risk I'd rather not take plus the motor in the 03 has far less miles so I'd have to swap motors if I wanted to keep it which I'd have to disconnect the tranny anyways. Either way it was a project, this way it's not likely I'll get in trouble for swapping bins even tho neither are illegal unless I drive them without registration.
oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2017, 11:41 PM   #6
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default

oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2017, 01:36 PM   #7
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default



Automatic out
oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2017, 03:06 PM   #8
Stank7
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 468946
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: KCMO
Vehicle:
2007 WRX Limited
silver

Default

replying so I can see where this goes, wanting to do something similar.
Stank7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2017, 06:52 PM   #9
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stank7 View Post
replying so I can see where this goes, wanting to do something similar.


Waiting on the clutch, it was damaged in shipping so I can't put the transmission in yet. I'm working on the wiring at the moment while I wait.

Everything is removed from the car and I just need to figure out the plugs on the transmission and the plugs for the clutch pedal.


Worn clutch


05 radiator bracket


Current mess of wires I'm figuring out from my donor car.


Pedals but still wiring


Simple and easy installed


Simple easy installed

And now I wait for my clutch... again...
oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 03:16 PM   #10
Master467
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 459849
Join Date: Dec 2016
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
2002 Legacy GT
89N (titanium pearl)

Default

At the end, you can throw the auto and high mile motor in the other car, do a bit of wiring, and have a wrx to thrash or track. Which would be nice.
Master467 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 05:49 PM   #11
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default

Not a bad idea. Everything is almost complete on my car.
oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 06:17 PM   #12
oh.pig
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 467517
Join Date: May 2017
Default

Here she is, still doing a lot more to this car but for now it'll do.

oh.pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 07:15 PM.


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