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Old 05-25-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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Well, my car is finally up and running, with no problems at all.. Took it for its maiden voyage tonight. And its sweeeet.

Finally figured out the running problem i was having since first start up on friday last week. Turns out we had the ecu wire for coil 1 and coil 2 switched.. Eh.. Swapped the pins real quick, and bingo.. lovely lovely.

Must say. all that wiring, and only 2 wires out of place.. no check engine lights either.. kick ass.

Its an 04 wrx into my 01 GC. Hooray for boostage!
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:08 AM   #2
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Congats on the swap. I can't wait to start mine in about two weeks. I should have a old school ver 4 looks, mixed with WRX, and a lil prodrive.
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Old 05-25-2005, 05:10 AM   #3
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Congrats!!! You Columbus guys are swapaholics.

Welcome to the world of GC fastArn3ss (but nevAr as fastAr as teh SRT4)

Post up some pics.

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Old 05-25-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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SRT-4 Faster than an gc8 with a swap..........i think someone doesnt know what their talking about especially since a GC8 is lighter than a wrx
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:45 AM   #5
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Gotta finish putting the interior back together, and clean up the car.. Its got about 4 weeks of dust buildup on it..

Today is quite a nice day for pics though..
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:51 AM   #6
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Another swap in Ohio. You should come down to a meet in Cincinnati some time.
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:54 AM   #7
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I have started my EJ205 this week, can you give any reflections on the wiring? Any tips for us greenies? Was it eaiser or harder than you thought'd it be? Did you use USDM harness or JDMV7?

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Old 05-25-2005, 05:04 PM   #8
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I have started my EJ205 this week, can you give any reflections on the wiring? Any tips for us greenies? Was it eaiser or harder than you thought'd it be? Did you use USDM harness or JDMV7?

Randy
The mechanical part of it was easy.. Didn't expect that to be a problem. The wiring.. ughh. Like people have said before.. study study study. Label the wires and connectors you need. We probably have about 10 pages worth of notes and connectors that were cross referenced. Of course we went about it a little differently that most did.. I didn't have the front harness from the donor car, nor the 2 engine harness plugs that come off of it. So...

We decided to utilize the 2.5 harness that was already in the car as much as possible. We extended the drivers side engine harness from the wrx to be able to reach around to the firewall on the passenger side where the RS engine connectors come out. We kept those connectors, and used RS engine connectors, and basically repinned those 2 main connectors.

The wrx bulkhead harness already has the other engine connector for the pass. side, and the extra wires + plugs, like 02 sensors, wastegate actuator,MAF, etc..

It took alot of time, but it looks really friggin clean. Oh yeah, the RS ecu pins will not fit the wrx ecu connectors.. So don't try that one.. we thought we could sneak by.. nope.
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Old 05-28-2005, 05:13 AM   #9
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Congrats on the swap. I'm not sure how organized they are, but you should scan your notes and post them. I could provide hosting.

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Old 05-28-2005, 05:51 AM   #10
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SRT-4 Faster than an gc8 with a swap..........i think someone doesnt know what their talking about especially since a GC8 is lighter than a wrx
One word...joke. That's what my comment was but I guess someone who doesn't know that a GC8 IS a WRX wouldn't understand.

I've seen some fast SRT4's in my day but you OT much???

Again...post pics.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:23 PM   #11
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The mechanical part of it was easy.. Didn't expect that to be a problem. The wiring.. ughh. Like people have said before.. study study study. Label the wires and connectors you need. We probably have about 10 pages worth of notes and connectors that were cross referenced. Of course we went about it a little differently that most did.. I didn't have the front harness from the donor car, nor the 2 engine harness plugs that come off of it. So...

We decided to utilize the 2.5 harness that was already in the car as much as possible. We extended the drivers side engine harness from the wrx to be able to reach around to the firewall on the passenger side where the RS engine connectors come out. We kept those connectors, and used RS engine connectors, and basically repinned those 2 main connectors.

The wrx bulkhead harness already has the other engine connector for the pass. side, and the extra wires + plugs, like 02 sensors, wastegate actuator,MAF, etc..

It took alot of time, but it looks really friggin clean. Oh yeah, the RS ecu pins will not fit the wrx ecu connectors.. So don't try that one.. we thought we could sneak by.. nope.
I did exactly what you did. It just doesn't make sense not to use the existing RS wiring harness. I say " NO " to those who like to pull the dash out........Congrats on your success!!!
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:49 AM   #12
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Thanks, but i pulled the dash anyways.. Its really not that hard. And it gives you access to wires that we traced because of similar colors that we weren't sure of where they went, or something else. Mainly the fuel pump and main relays. Which are buried nicely in the top corner of the dash in bloody knuckle land.

Plus we wired in the fuel pump controller on the drivers side where the old cruise control ecu was.
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Old 05-29-2005, 11:31 AM   #13
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i thought this thread was about whistle tips
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:30 PM   #14
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i thought this thread was about whistle tips
hahahahaha good one!


i kinda thought that too when i made the thread title. Bubb Rubb shares in my enjoyment.
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:46 PM   #15
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Oh yeah, the RS ecu pins will not fit the wrx ecu connectors.. So don't try that one.. we thought we could sneak by.. nope.
DANG! I'm in the middle of re-wiring mine right now, I'm knee deep in wires.
Anyway, congrats!!! So to keep my motivation up, how fast is it with the EJ205? Really?
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:39 PM   #16
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Its pretty friggin nice. I went just under 4 weeks without driving my car. And there is a huge difference. My setup right now is basically stock.. Stock wrx exhaust w/ sti muffler section, gutted uppipe, and a walbro fuel pump. It feels really damn good.

Flogged around with my roomate's supercharged M3, and it hung with it. Even with my buddies STI with a turbo-back, AP, suspension, i didn't get destroyed too badly.

But seriously, you'll love it. I do. Put 600 miles on it already.. and its been 6 days so far.
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:51 AM   #17
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I already got UP & DP for mine, and stock STI cat back. I am so stoked!! When does the boost come on? What clutch did you go with? I went exedy street clutch. Man, this is sweet!!! Must go home and to more wiring.. got a ton left to do... Did you use WRX flywheel or RS? I weighed both, and found out the RS one (one I am using due to RS starter) weighs like 3-4 lbs more than WRX.. at like 24 or 26 lbs.. h-e-a-v-y!!

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Old 06-01-2005, 03:57 PM   #18
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You have to use the 2.5 flywheel and clutch if your using the RS tranny. I have the same clutch in mine, its really close to stock feel, not harsh at all, but handles the power no problem. I have a gutted uppipe on mine, with a stock wrx downpipe and what amounts to an sti cat back. (Muffler section is the only difference between the 2, Sti is larger dia. piping, equiv. to the midpipe )

Usually i'll start to see boost around 2500rpms or so, but the power really kicks in above 3500 or so.

Its fun either way you look at it. I still 1 minor exhaust leak to fix on mine..

oh yeah, if your running the 04 ecu, going catless may not be a good idea until you get engine management of some sort to keep away from the detonation problem 04+ has been seeing.
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:03 PM   #19
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So i filled up again today.. and this previous tank, i had filled all the way, in order to calculate gas mileage.. Well.. much to my suprise, i averaged 25.6 mpg last tank! City and highway driving. Probably more city than highway.

I was pretty stoked. Don't know how i'm getting that good gas mileage, but the odometer doesn't lie. 313 miles, and ended up putting in about 12.5 gallons.

****, i was hoping for 300 miles out a tank. I'm happy!
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