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Old 01-24-2009, 12:31 AM   #21
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UPDATE: My buddies and I spent about 5 hours tonight tackling the first part of the wiring process. We have so far stripped the JDM Engine/Bulk harness and have everything separated and organized almost ready to go into the car.

I Still have a couple questions that need to be sorted out regarding wiring, but it shouldnt too much of a problem.

Much thanx to everyone on here who has helped me source diagrams and given me advice. ESPECIALLY Rob...Wow...Thanx a million man. You will be getting an email from me shortly.

PICTURES to Follow! Im going to bed!

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Old 01-25-2009, 03:00 PM   #22
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Okay, as promised...some pictorz of the recent work ive been doing.

stripping the harness...









One route done!


Finished...!


Why you shouldnt fall asleep when merging a harness with your friends...




Next step...Cross-member swap...

New part


Me at work






Cleaning parts



Re-installing the rack


So far thats all ive accomplished. Not sure on the crossmember but theres about a quarter inch gap from the A arm bushing to the steel part of the member. Also, the sway bar mounts are different than my RS mounts. The new one uses a bolt and a stud where as my RS mounts use a tab and one bolt.

I still have some things to get sorted out, but no work on the car for 2 weeks since im going to snow drift rally next weekend.

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Old 02-15-2009, 05:34 PM   #23
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Little update...

Got my new exhaust...I may write up a review when I install it. So far though it looks GREAT! $225 shipped, Ebay 3" Turbo Back from ETD Motors.







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Also Got the ECU Powered up and fuel pump running. Emptied the tank and got my alarm fixed and operational.

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Awesome project man. On a scale from 1-10, how hard is the swap?
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Awesome project man. On a scale from 1-10, how hard is the swap?
So far, I think its been very easy. 3 or 4. I have quite a bit of experience doing this kind of work though, so my perspective may not be the same as others.

Honestly it just takes a lot of studying. Ive spent a couple months now flipping through diagrams, searching threads for things to watch for, and ive been in contact with a couple individuals who have helped immensely. I would encourage anyone to try it, its a great experience!

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Have you ever done a swap before this?
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:42 PM   #27
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Have you ever done a swap before this?
I helped with an S4 13b to S5 13b in my friends rx7, and have replaced engines, done alot of wiring work before. So technically...no, ive never done a swap for myself before. Ive just done this type of work before.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:27 PM   #28
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So far thats all ive accomplished. Not sure on the crossmember but theres about a quarter inch gap from the A arm bushing to the steel part of the member. Also, the sway bar mounts are different than my RS mounts. The new one uses a bolt and a stud where as my RS mounts use a tab and one bolt.

I still have some things to get sorted out, but no work on the car for 2 weeks since im going to snow drift rally next weekend.

-Steven
It's because your cross member is from 2002+ turbo subaru. control arm in this pivot point is bigger. Using couple washers solves the problem. I did that on my swap.... and keep up the good work scoob is looking good man!
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:16 PM   #29
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Pretty HUGE Update!!!

It runs!!! Just got the clutch and flywheel today, installed fuel pump, converted accessories onto the new motor, installed new motor...Primed turbo...Started.

The amazing thing is that it started on its first crank. Video to follow...

Installing fuel pump...



New Exhaust...





Torquing flywheel/clutch...



Dropping it in...












*VIDEO*
Priming the Turbo...



First Start!!! First Crank!




On the Agenda for tomorrow...Install interior, Radiator, fill coolant...Wrap up wiring and tuck/loom remaining wires...yah...Not much.

Im going to bed!

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That's awesome man.
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