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Old 04-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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Table of Contents
1/8/08 - The purchase
5/19/09 - Yankin the engine
5/20/09 - Wiring removed
7/15/09 - Transmission in
7/31/09 - Wiring installed
10/19/09 - Suspension Installed
10/26/09 - Engine Installed
10/31/09 - First Start!
11/25/09 - Almost done
11/13/11 - Drive Video

Parts/Modifications
Engine
2004 USDM STi Engine
Cobb Short Ram Intake
TurboXS catted stealthback (4" DP to 3")
Cobb 3" Muffler
Cobb Accessport Stage 2
Group N STi engine mounts

Drivetrain
2003 JDM STi 6MT Transmission w/DCCD
2003 JDM STi R180 and axles
DCCDPro Deluxe controller
ACT StreetLite flywheel
ACT clutch
Group N STi pitch stop, tranny and crossmember mounts
Kartboy rear diff bushings
Kartboy short shifter (rear mount & bushing too)
Perrin rear diff cover

Suspension/Brakes
05 STi Shocks/springs
04 STi front control arms
04 STi rear subframe w/arms & links
04 STi rear t-frame
06 STi Brembos
04 STi steering rack
06 STi knuckles
Prodrive steering rack bushings
Motul RB600 fluid
STi BBS wheels 5x114.3
Hawk HP Plus pads

Other
05 STi gas tank and EVAP
JDM v6 cluster w/DCCD
STi intercooler spray system with auto pressure activation
Braille battery in trunk
Progressive shift light
Defi boost gauge
RedLine fluids
STi carbon fiber front strut bar

Swap Issues/Findings
1. STi fuel filler neck does not fit our chassis. The neck is very obviously routed differently, and strikes our rear sway bar mount.
2. STi fuel tank fits perfectly, but an EVAP line has to be removed/rerouted. Details to come....
3. 04 STi front ABS exciters (on axle) don't line up with 06 STi knuckles. Working this...

The swap took about 98 labor hours. Saved about $7000 by doing all the work myself.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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Well, I've been on this forum for a little while now and figured I should go ahead and post my catch.

My friend officially got me hooked on Subaru so I decided to sell my 98 Integra Type-R (yea, it was painful) and look for an RS. After a painful 3-month search for the right one, I found this beauty up in Pennsylvania. I drove up to Pittsburgh, checked it out and left on the front of a bad winter storm. I developed my first real appreciation for Subaru's AWD system by outrunning the storm in some icy wet conditions until we crossed back into MD. I was definitely hooked.

The car was in great condition. The only problems are cosmetic from a cheap ass paint job, but....unfortunately, a dump truck on the way back home managed to drop a bunch of rocks in front of it's rear tires and chip/dent each panel that was imperfect (no lie). Full coverage just paid for itself.

Assuming my finances don't kill me after the move I am about to make, I will be buying a totaled STi this winter. Everything but the interior will be swapped. I can't wait.

Enjoy the pics!

-Jake


A random shot on the way home.



First shot in MD (at the welcome center). Some ice still remains from the storm.















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Old 04-17-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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wow dude, a Type-R? I'm usually not a fan of integra's but even I couldn't sell one of those, they're the beacon of true performance in a hurricane of ricers besides the fact that they look awesome when they're all cleaned up.

btw am I the only one who thinks driving fast in tunnels is the best feeling/sound evar?
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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^ i take the slow way into town just cause i have a tunnel on ramp to go threw
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:50 AM   #5
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I saw a red Integra today... black wheels, mods and such. Had to take a double take at it. BUT, I do like RS's better. They handle better... and that sound is amazing. Congrats on the purchase!

And you got it from Pittsburgh?! They sell RS's here? Oh geez. You should have stopped by to visit!
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:37 PM   #6
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btw am I the only one who thinks driving fast in tunnels is the best feeling/sound evar?
Yea, the ITR was hard to get rid of. It was an awesome car to drive, but I don't think it will compare to an RSTi (I'll have to see). The greatest thing about the ITR was it's track-readiness out of the box (and VTEC at 8500 RPM ). It came down to the fact that I was tired of ricers on my nuts/trying to steal it, and it was in shitty condition (needed about $7k to restore/fix it) so I sold it. I also love driving through tunnels. It's like sitting left seat to "warp speed" or some shit.



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Congrats on the purchase!
Thanks, and I wouldn't have had time to stop by anyways But good offer though.

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Old 04-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #7
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Where in MD are you?

I'm here in the Baltimore Area.
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I saw a red Integra today... black wheels, mods and such. Had to take a double take at it. BUT, I do like RS's better. They handle better... and that sound is amazing. Congrats on the purchase!

And you got it from Pittsburgh?! They sell RS's here? Oh geez. You should have stopped by to visit!
I'm not so sure that an RS would outhandle an Integra Type R. Chassis is build from the ground up for racing, pretty fantastic car.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:32 AM   #9
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Where in MD are you?

I'm here in the Baltimore Area.
I live in Frederick.

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #10
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Well, I finally gave up on buying an entire swap car. I kept trying to get cars when I didn't have the money (just in case). Since I actually had the money, it seems the values have jumped a few thousand dollars, so I just bought these two:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_1365wt_966

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1738258

Should keep me occupied for a while.

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