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Old 10-28-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default Doing an sti swap question

Hey currently my car is auto, if i was to get an sti engine and 6 speed tranny and all the stuff i would need and swapped it into my car, what is the estimated cost on something like that, including labor cuz i dont know how to do it. Also im guessing they would have to convert my car to manual.

Also, is the current engine worth anything in the 2.5i?

I plan on doing this in the future not now thats why im just curious.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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I'd say about $15k.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:34 PM   #3
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Almost cheaper/easier to just buy a used STI when you are ready.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:26 PM   #4
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Ok cool, thats all I wanted to know...

And their was a reason I bought the automatic, if you really want me to explain it then read on.

The reason I bought the automatic was, at the time it was all they had, my parents can only drive auto and were planning on driving it also but they dont, at the time I bought the car I also was involved in something which has a VERY HIGH percentage of injury to the arms and legs and other parts. The chance of me injuring one of my legs, or one of my arms was very high, and what if I got injured and had a manual, I would not be able to drive to school or anywhere else. If I happend to tear a ligament or sprain an ankle in my left leg I would not be able to drive, but with the auto I would. Those were my reasons at the time, and everything fell into place, but obviously things do change over time.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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Ok cool, thats all I wanted to know...

And their was a reason I bought the automatic, if you really want me to explain it then read on.

The reason I bought the automatic was, at the time it was all they had, my parents can only drive auto and were planning on driving it also but they dont, at the time I bought the car I also was involved in something which has a VERY HIGH percentage of injury to the arms and legs and other parts. The chance of me injuring one of my legs, or one of my arms was very high, and what if I got injured and had a manual, I would not be able to drive to school or anywhere else. If I happend to tear a ligament or sprain an ankle in my left leg I would not be able to drive, but with the auto I would. Those were my reasons at the time, and everything fell into place, but obviously things do change over time.
For the next time you are simultaneously doing something that has a, "VERY HIGH percentage of injury to the arms and legs and other parts,' and deciding automatic or manual, I drove my 06 wrx 3 days out of hospital after a street bike accident.
My left hand had three pins in it and was in a cast up to my elbow and my right foot had two screws in it and was also in a cast half way up to my leg. Even then I was still glad I had bought a wrx with a manual trans. rather than an automatic.
4 months later I got a job and had to commute in 50 minutes of bumper to bumper traffic, it was then when I was wishing I had an auto trans. and was kicking myself in the butt for getting the manual trans.
Each one has its ups and downs.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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My big question: If you wanted to convert to a manual transmission, why did you get the auto in the first place? If you were really thinking ahead you would have gotten the manual from the get go. Adding to the cost of the engine, tranny and ecu you would need the pedal assembly and entire clutch hydraulic set up. Easier, less costly and less headaces on doing a swap if you are initially dealing with a manual. Full swaps with labor should run about the cost of your 2.5 car as it is. Not worth it IMO. Not sure on the going rate for a 2.5 motor, but I am sure some brighton guys and L drivers would enjoy the engine.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:41 PM   #7
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If you want a manual now you should sell this car and buy one that closer fits your needs.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:58 PM   #8
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Thnx, im goin to keep this car for a couple years though. Then decide if I want a wrx or what.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:22 AM   #9
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Thnx, im goin to keep this car for a couple years though. Then decide if I want a wrx or what.
Yes, definately the way to go.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:42 PM   #10
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I would do the swap just to save on insurance and to have the opportunity to do the swap. Plus, what a sleeper!!!!
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #11
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I would do the swap just to save on insurance and to have the opportunity to do the swap. Plus, what a sleeper!!!!
I'll be hard to make up the insurance savings in the money you put into a swap. Plus, if you really want to save on insurance and get a sleeper, swap a 93 Impreza/Legacy wagon or something.

Or you can build a "new" sleeper. Take a WRX/Legacy GT wagon, change it to FMIC and get the NA hood. Much more of a sleeper than a swapped 2007 2.5i...
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:52 PM   #12
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Excellent decision.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:50 PM   #13
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Please don't swap an 07. That's just not smart at all.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:12 PM   #14
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if ur swapping a 07 2.5i, dont do it.

with the price of the car and how much it costs to swap in a full STI drivetrain, you can have a STI with some money left over.

how would it really be a sleeper? the body style doesnt have a "sleeper" look to it. most people see it and assume its a WRX/STI, they are usually surprised when its not.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:16 AM   #15
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i'm curious about more info on this type of swap
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:58 AM   #16
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Ahh the old STi swap question. It's really only worth it on a chassis that in the states never get a STi. It'll be over 10k in parts alone.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:30 PM   #17
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Idk what you people are all so worried about parts/Price for-I paid $3,500 for the parts, and probably another $500 for random other stuff... yeah... I coulda spent another 5K and got a 6MT, Rear diff, drive shaft, hubs, brakes, wheels and suspension... but I did an 04 STI swap into an 02 WRX with only the full longblock, all wiring harnesses, ECU, steering column, fuel system and pedals all on an 04 5MT... pushing 365 AWHP and 395 AWTQ... the tranny isnt giving up yet... altough it only has 33,000 miles... But there are no signs of it not holding... I only have a single plate Exedy clutch which allows for minimal slippage.. but as long as I dont launch it every day I'm fine. It holds solid on full out pulls...
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