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WRX engine in XT6?


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#1 STiXT6

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 03:30 PM

im kind of new in the subbie scene. I got an XT6 for $1 :-) and want to put a JDM WRX STi engine and tranny in it. Is this possable?

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 03:41 PM

it fits. just go for it. theres pleanty of info already on here. check the posts. svx in a hatch will cover some basic info. i bet you would need a 1.8 xt crossmember.

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 10:46 PM

Anything is possible - but you will need to adapt not only the engine to fit the car, but also replace the tranny, and you may have to change the length of the axles. a JDM engine won't help you much since you will need the entire wireing harness as well - ECU, all sensors, etc. Find a wrecked STi and use that. I wouldn't mess with a JDM anything, since they know they are getting rid of the motor after 50,000. The oil hasn't been changed cause they don't care. If you do - rebuild the engine carfully. Your money would better be spent on a complete, wrecked donor car. Saves time, and sanity.

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 11:20 PM

best of all this link given to me by someone doing the same thing http://www.kennedyeng.com/

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Posted 23 August 2003 - 11:22 PM

sorry thats 2.2 only. more low budget swap:brow:

#6 STiXT6

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 10:18 AM

i would be getting a JDM ful swap (Engine tranny ecu) wouldnt a wiring harness out of a USDM WRX work?

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 10:25 PM

NO. think: JDM vs USDM The JDM stuff you are getting is STi, the USDM is WRX stuff. Nope. BUT: you could find a donor WRX and use it easy'r than getting an STi me thinks.........just get the whole package, its much easy'r. The things i did, ive always had the whole package nearby, so it got done easily.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 01:18 AM

Originally posted by STiXT6
im kind of new in the subbie scene. I got an XT6 for $1 :-) and want to put a JDM WRX STi engine and tranny in it. Is this possable?

-John



Hello John,

Ask these guys:
http://xt.zybx.com/index.htm

Or these guys:
http://autos.groups.....com/group/xt6/

They probably can give you a lot of insight on what you need to do to get this to work.




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