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96 GM8 & 93 GF2
The only thing you have to do to make the car start is to connect the 2 wires on the automatic selector that tells the ecu its in either Park or Neutral.
1. You cant use the AT Drive Shaft (because its 3 inches shorter than the MT5) But, you CAN use the CV Axels I used all of my 98 Auto CV axels and everything worked out fine
2. You can run full time with the Auto ECU there have been discussions on how to modifty it to get the ABS to work but its a slight hack job and I dont feel its a safe/reliable soltuion as it could become hazardous.
3. The MT5 ECU is needed only if you want to switch to an MT5 ABS pump and have proper ABS (although this hasnt been 100% confirmed as I've never seen any one do this) Reverse lights are simply wired in from the MT5 transmision wires no ECU requirement.
As long as you have all of the mechanical parts you can almost do a plug and play on your car, you have to bridge a few pieces of the Auto Harness to trick it into neutral and enable the fuel pump. You also need to bypass tha Automatic ignition switch. a simple way is just running straight from the ignition to the starter, you can also use spade connectors to clip in at the clutch switch (I recomend it if you're used to driving autos)
Unless you Swap a complete Manual Wiring harness you cannot have cruise control wile using an MT5 Transmission.
Yes.Don't you need to swap both the front and rear differential becauses of the Final Drive Size Difference? Looking into going with a Legacy Tranny for my 98rs but the final drive ratios are way different.(4.11-3.9)
Thanks rizzo! been thinkin hard about that one! your the man!the number after the letters has to do with the version of the car. (correct me if im wrong)
like gc8 is the turbo edm/jdm impreza, gf8 same deal but wagon. What you have is a GF4, a 2.2L n/a wagon etc. doesn't really matter here
you can use a 2002 wrx MT, its going to cost you more but as long as you match up all the right parts (like axles/rear diff etc) it will work just fine.
did some re-wiring and adjustments now its fineI just finished this swap about 2 days ago but ive started running in to a problem of my car throwing p1507. I completely removed the tcu and spliced the ignition wire i had a high idle but once that went away the code came.
My setup is a 98rs that was an auto that is now a stock rs ecu with emanage ultimate with a ej20k and 4.444 jdm 5speed.