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Old 05-04-2005, 07:14 PM   #76
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how much is the MAF for that engine....I know those are generally $250-350
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:40 PM   #77
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Actually, I'm right under 4k. I still have to purchase exhaust materials(pipes, flanges, resonators, high-flow cat, muffler, etc), intake materials (tubing, filter, maf adapter), but I think I should still be able to keep it under 5k total. It hasn't been easy keeping the cost down, but thanks to discounts and thrifty shopping I am not completely broke.


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If you keep this under 5k, you will be instantly promoted from Subaru Specialist to Subaru GOD
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:26 PM   #78
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got it...I must say, my WRX maf cost a decent amount more than that from subaruparts.com
hook ups are nice
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:53 PM   #79
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Actually, I'm right under 4k. I still have to purchase exhaust materials(pipes, flanges, resonators, high-flow cat, muffler, etc), intake materials (tubing, filter, maf adapter), but I think I should still be able to keep it under 5k total. It hasn't been easy keeping the cost down, but thanks to discounts and thrifty shopping I am not completely broke.


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4K lol. how much was the engine...free? Who do you know at the Subaru dealer because you must be getting these parts at cost
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:26 AM   #80
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the engine was less than half the total.

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Old 05-05-2005, 01:34 AM   #81
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I don't want to make this thread 'all about the money', to be honest. When the project is completed, I just want people to see that it can be done and give everyone another option when it comes to swaps.

I don't consider it to be a cheap swap, because it isn't. The price may seem low to some, but I have bought only what I need to get the engine in there and running. I know I'm crazy for doing an odd swap, but when I saw the engine for sale I just had a gut feeling that that is the swap I wanted to do. Would a turbo swap be cheaper and a lot of fun? Absolutely. It just doesn't generate the same amount of passion that the H6 swap does. And, as I've stated before, I look forward to coming on this forum and being able to tell others, "Yes, it can be done" and using my car as proof.

I'm going to wait till it is finished to talk any more about the costs involved.


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Old 05-05-2005, 01:38 AM   #82
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If you keep this under 5k, you will be instantly promoted from Subaru Specialist to Subaru GOD
I don't even consider myself to be a specialist, really. I've still got a lot to learn. I'm still just an enthusiast with some knowledge and a little bit of experience.


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Old 05-05-2005, 12:56 PM   #83
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I don't want to make this thread 'all about the money', to be honest. When the project is completed, I just want people to see that it can be done and give everyone another option when it comes to swaps.

Well kudos, I was hoping someone would go and flat-6 an Imp. I hope that you go twin exhaust ... I'm very curious how this will end-up.

This swap is equal to a fab EJ22T setup in my book. My '04 TS would become a monster with either.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:13 AM   #84
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I wonder how long before someone gets the idea to swap one of these into the lold hatch back(not justy)...
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Old 05-07-2005, 02:29 AM   #85
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Quick update:

We will begin stripping down the car tomorrow to prepare it for re-wiring. I will have my camera with me, so I will be taking plenty of pics and I'll post them up as soon as I get the film developed.


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Old 05-07-2005, 03:05 AM   #86
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I just wanted to say that you're embarking on an awesome project, and I wish you the best of luck. I am lookinf forward to see how it all turns out!

Good luck!
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:19 PM   #87
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Well, I had a setback yesterday: The power steering pump's pulley was bent so that it could not rotate. I guess the junkyard did not check it for damage before they sent it. I will be ordering another one on monday. Also, the AC compressor does not fit as I thought it would, so we are going to make an adapter for it.

Today, I am just drawing together a plan for the exhaust. We are going to be making the entire exhaust including equal-length headers. I will be putting in a high-flow cat and 1 or 2 glasspack mufflers and a straight-through muffler at the end. It will sound mean, but I want to keep the exhaust level low enough for it to still be subtle and not attract unwanted attention.


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Old 05-23-2005, 10:15 PM   #88
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Well, it has been a while since the last update because of all the kinks I've run into. I have given up on getting around the imobilizer, so I am ordering the complete setup next week.


Also, since the A/C compressor I have doesn't fit, so we will be making a dummy pulley to be able to run the stock v-belt. I did explore the option of getting a shorter belt, but the fact is that the v-belt runs everything (a/c, ps, and alt) and I don't see how to get enough contact on the alt and ps.

I got the header gaskets and will be getting a template made for some flanges soon. I'll have a shop laser cut them once I have the template ready.

The rest of the exhaust is ready to go. We got the measurements calculated for an equal length design. It will be a 6-2-1 setup coming together right at the back-end of the transmission and will go into a 2.5" hi-flow cat and then onto a 40" Dynamax Thrush glasspack (perferated core) and ending in a Flowmaster 50 series delta muffler. It should make a nice noise.

More updates to follow, and hopefully we can get started on the first weekend of June and get this baby on the road. Even though it has been quite frustrating so far, I am feeling optimistic and enthusiastic. I hope there is still a decent number of people interested in my project and looking forward to seeing it completed as well.


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Old 05-23-2005, 10:35 PM   #89
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Get pics of the exhaust.
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:30 AM   #90
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any more specific info on the A/C compressor not fitting? Since i am pretty sure i have the same kind for my H6, i would appreciate knowing what to look for.

thanks

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Old 05-24-2005, 09:42 AM   #91
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any more specific info on the A/C compressor not fitting? Since i am pretty sure i have the same kind for my H6, i would appreciate knowing what to look for.

thanks

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First of all, the older A/C compressor (Zexel) is too large to fit into that position, which is why the newer H6 comes with a more compact Denso compressor. The intake runners are in the way when trying to mount it. Also, the older A/C compressor has 4 bolts while the bracket only has 3 holes. The existing holes do not line up also, because of the intake manifold interference.


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Old 05-24-2005, 11:33 AM   #92
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hmm, well just looked at mine and it is Zexel also looks like i am in the same boat, time to go shopping.

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Old 05-24-2005, 06:02 PM   #93
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Is it much heavier than the EJ25?
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:26 PM   #94
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hey mick I just noticed this thread!! good times good times you gotta drive up to wisco and give me a ride in teh monster!
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:14 AM   #95
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roffle- Not much heavier. The weight on the shipping said 300lbs and two average guys can pick it up without straining. I'll get pre and post swap weights to compare.

Dan- I'd like to come up and run a small Lizard group while I'm there.


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Pics dammit...

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Old 05-25-2005, 01:46 PM   #97
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I'll try to get over to the shop this week and take some more pics. I already have some of the longblock, but I can take some pics of the parts I have ready to install.

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Old 05-27-2005, 12:18 AM   #98
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Are you planning to race this beast when you're finished? I would be very interested to see how it does in different types of racing (autox, drag, track, etc.).
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Old 05-27-2005, 12:39 PM   #99
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I do plan on racing it.

Auto-x: I'd like to do at least a few events this season.
Rally-x: There are no events in my state, but I will try to make one.
Drag: I'm not a big fan of drag, but I will probably make a few passes just for kicks.
Track: I need to upgrade my brakes before I hit the track.

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Old 05-28-2005, 12:00 AM   #100
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You better do a drag just to get numbers
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