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Old 09-23-2003, 11:28 PM   #1
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Question STI engine swap or turbo kit?

I don't really know too much about engine swapping and was wondering what would be more bang for my buck, swapping to an STI engine or getting some type of turbo or twin turbo kit instead. And how much does it usually cost (ballpark) to swap an engine like this?

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Old 09-24-2003, 03:11 AM   #2
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dunno what to tell u. i guess ua rea newbie. well, i wont rip u to shreds here, but go do some reasearch adn then ask some questions. im assuming u know nothing about motor-swapping or turbo kitting yourself, and i fu are asking the twin/single turbo thing, u need to learn some stuff too.

theres a million threads here, and amillion threads in aftermarket forced induction.

theres this cool thing on the right hand upper corner of the computer thing called search. hit it and make it your friend.

there area millioon turbo kits out there and amillion engine swap options.

go do some reaseach and come back with real quesiotns that need live human beings to answer.

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Old 09-24-2003, 09:31 PM   #3
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lol that was kinda harsh. BUt hes right, there are alot of options, do some searches and narrow it down then post, it will be easeir and more effective for everyone.

youve also got to look at driveability and reliability not just most power per dollar.
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Old 09-24-2003, 10:00 PM   #4
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Im both bored and in a helping mood... so ill help you start

Some where to start on engine swaps.... they are a lot more expencive then a turbo swap. And sti swap would be a lot more then a used wrx swap.


If you go swap, lot more money and time, here are some ideas on what other people have done...


Heres even more info on tubos and swaps...


Guy who just did a sti sawp...


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Old 09-24-2003, 10:08 PM   #5
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My WRX swap cost me about $1500 or so all said and done. Assuming you do the work yourself it just depends on how much the parts cost you.

Granted wrecked STI parts are probably going to be in pretty high demand in most places so good luck getting the kind of deal I got on my wrecked WRX.

I'd have to vote for the STI swap though regardless. It'll be more reliable and more powerfull than all but the most highly built and tuned RST's.
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Old 09-25-2003, 12:06 PM   #6
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the easiest being quickest to get done would be turboing what you have. I did a EJ205 engine swap and when all was said and done buying the hood and all the parts that I don't have it cost me roughly$3600 to do the swap. I like it but I did the work with a friend.
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If you looking for more power but not insane power a turbo kit does fine.
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Old 09-28-2003, 12:30 PM   #7
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cool, thanks for all the help! any thoughts on this kit, it seems pretty pricey:



hmm, rallitek site seems to be down right now...
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