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owned this 2.5rs for about 7 years. Rushed to get it after selling my 08 wrx. Did not do a carfax on it, i just bought it with no research.
Later found out it was involved in an accident or 2, was pretty bummed about that. but i finally got a 2.5rs like i've always wanted.
fast forward to may 2018 i got a idea to put a turbo motor in it. Started searching for a wrx/sti motor.
Found a wrecked wrx close by and started making a deal.
The swap took about 3.5-4 months from pulling the 2.5 to starting the wrx motor.
i had a faulty ground inside the car or else it would have started first try.
fixed the grounds and fired right up.
I did not take a lot of pictures because i didnt plan on documenting it. But what the hell.. here goes
miles @ time of swap ~208k
ej205 out of 05 wrx/ stock wrx ecu/wire harness merge done by me.
VF48 out of 2015 sti
GR top mount
STI pink injectors
Perrin turbo inlet
Grimspeed 3 port EBCS
ebay 3 inch downpipe
mishimoto ancillary hose kit
Exedy oem style clutch
Kartboy pitch stop
H&R springs? i cannot remember if thats correct.
stock front sway
no rear sway *yet*
GroupN transmission mount
Kartyboy shifter bushing
Kartyboy trans crossmember bushings
STI stock catback
sti front/rear seats
Car as she sits, taken yesterday 10/27/2018, pictures will be in no order at all
Yes she needs a lot of TLC on the outside
MISC pics of the swap
motor waiting to go in
labeling the wire harness for the merge
the merge is happening. wrx harness on top/RS harnes on bottom
trying to figure out how to wire fuel pump controller to fuel pump assembly.
when i started the merge i wasn't thinking and accidentally cut a wire off the WRX harness. i immediately knew i messed up, i tried searching for a new plug until 2 weeks later i realized i could just sauter it together...
wire harness finished product
putting it back into the car. I made the ecu part a little shorter than planned and was a little tough getting put in place correctly.