So while the body work was going on I was searching for a wrx tranny for this project as the original trans is the 1.8l and has 200kmi on it.
i didnt find a tranny but i found a 98RS with "full 03 wrx swap" atomatic
Thought process here being that i can convert this to MT by grounding the ecu pin and bypass the TCU thus only having to really mechanically swap things over. This is assuming that the harness was actually merged
The car itself is trash. its so rusty you can see into the cabin from the quarter panel. The swap only has 99kmi on it
Well turns out they stuffed the entire 03 harness under the dash and cut and spliced the rs dash/accessory plugs as needed. no ac no rear signals...no exhaust.
Cant afford a merge right now so diy it is:/
Sadly my roomates split to washington. so i lost my garage and had to spend all my money on security deposits and moving expenses.
So here she is in her new habitat.