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post #331 of 546
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Originally Posted by Cj52racers View Post

The SVX is such a cool car. Rarely ever see them as they were like 60 grand in 1994 money when they were new. They were quite advanced for the time. Not sure how reliability/parts availability will be as there was a lot of stuff in those cars that didn't get used elsewhere in their lineup but damn they're coll.

2k is really cheap too. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I don't care about the car, I just want that engine in my car lol. I wish I knew what it would take to do it. 

post #332 of 546
Ask NASIOC. I'm told the H6 3.0 in the mid 2000s Outbacks are solid engines, but that work is expensive on them.
post #333 of 546
Might be a turd, but it's my turd.

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Edited by ridethecliche - 6/14/16 at 2:02pm
post #334 of 546
What up bug eye.

Also, yeah, I could see that being a cool swap. Those cars are so cool though on their own, I'd want to drive it. Probably one of the more advanced production cars of its time.
post #335 of 546
Thread Starter 
Hold up. Mr Subaru checking in. What's this crack talk of pulling an SVX engine to slam in a bugeye??!!!! plain.gif

If i said i wanted to buy an auto NSX, and slam the engine in a CRV?, i'd be drawn and quartered. I know you love your wagon, and are loyal to it. But close your eyes, take a deep breath. And open your eyes.
to see the badassery that is Subaru's one and only grand tourer. The SVX.

Yes, you should buy it. Drop in a 6spd manual. Have it detailed PROPERLY, stick some BBS LM's on it. And thouroughly service it.

Sell the bugeye to pay for the initial maintenance, and rims/tires.

You wanna hang with the doctors and their sweet cars at social meets? Be your own man. Roll in a legit understated Japanese superstar.

(Their only weakness is the auto box. Bulletproof with the 6spd in it. And more fun too. Uneven length manifolds for the rumble.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif)
Edited by Thrift Vader - 6/15/16 at 5:10am
post #336 of 546

Unfortunately that car would not make it through the winter here. Way too freaking low.

post #337 of 546
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Unfortunately that car would not make it through the winter here. Way too freaking low.

 

 

Exactly... That's what I love about my car. I can brush off the accumulated snow from the top/windows and drive through 2+ foot snow drifts to get going with no issue. :D

post #338 of 546

The SVX is a tank... and I don't mean that in a good way. That engine is pretty solid and puts out more HP stock than the wrx engine from 02. If it fits, it would be a hoot to drive esp with a manual swap. That car weighs like 3500 lbs though. Like... my TS weighs 3100ish. And the GC coupe weighs in the 2800 range afaik. This engine would be amazing in one of those. NA rally machine? F Yeah!


Truth be told, I'm still holding out for a lower-ish miles wrx bugeye wagon. I guess I could also settle for a hawkeye or blobeye wagon as well. I've basically had everything in this car rebuilt though so it's solid. I'd hate to give up the reliability I've built in for an abused car with boost leaks everywhere. The way I see it, if I can run into some more money in the next few years, I'll either build this to an STI manual or sell it for peanuts when I've gotten four years out of it, i.e. through school and buy a legacy GT with sub 100k miles on it. Those things are super cool too.

 

I just bought strut bars for the bugeye wagon recently. Should be a cheap way to firm it up a little.

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

 

Exactly... That's what I love about my car. I can brush off the accumulated snow from the top/windows and drive through 2+ foot snow drifts to get going with no issue. :D

 

Yeah, yours is higher than my TS and I was fine. I have winter tires mounted on 15 inch steelies and all seasons on 16 inch alloys. I just got the alloys recently and rattle canned them black and blasted them with clear coat in my driveway while I was waiting to put them on. It's not a perfect job and a few touch ups I've had to do look awful from a foot away, but overall it has made the car look so so so much better.

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post #340 of 546
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Lol. Nasioc. So that's where you have been getting all the wrong information? foo.gif

I have to say this nicely, you have the least compatble Subaru to swap. As it is a usdm only model. You would have to rebuild it mechanically from zero. Only retaining the body itself. The conversion you speak of would not only require a correct selection of parts, but a sizable amount of fabrication know-how. And a stand alone ecu plus tuning costs.

Just walk away. Towards a better, more flexible project. Like said SVX. Where the only initial fab work would be installing the 6spd and clutch/pedal assembly. You could go with an ecu and custom turbo later on if you had the cahones.

Snow? Don't be silly, they handle snow just fine. No lower than my wrx, or my wife's gtb. If you can't drive a Subie with buckets of torque in the snow? You are doing it wrong. lol8[1].gif

With your bugeye? Swap it all, or nothing. And if you must? A leggy RSK manual twin turbo swap with ecu and drivetrain/brake setup would be a fun project.

Sorry to seem harsh. But i'm doing the right thing by you here. With as much as i have learned. It just doesn't make economic or performance sense. Trust me this one time?
Edited by Thrift Vader - 6/16/16 at 4:32am
post #341 of 546

Aww man, don't hate on Nasioc. It's a great place for information.

 

I don't get twin turbo's on these cars. It solves a problem that doesn't really exist and apparently they're a pain in the ass to fit into non JDM subies.

post #342 of 546

Also, I think a lot of my restlessness with car stuff is due to my constant need to tinker.

 

I'm on a MassSubaru group on FB and I posted something saying that I don't know shit but am down to learn/help if anyone's working on a car and needs a hand. Meeting a guy today to work on some stuff. Best part is that he's a certified mechanic working on some stuff in his off time so I'll learn things right. I'll also make a friend that's going to come in handy when I need work done to my car, which is good because I need new tie rods and will probably need new brakes soon too. 

 

Seems like this will be a great way to learn to do things!

post #343 of 546
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That is a really good idea. Getting some hands on learning. fing02[1].gif

The reason i recommended the RSK swap is because of the price.being less sought after. - And owning both a single turbo ej, and a twin turbo ej ?
The around town instant pick up would really put some pep in your car's step.
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Still not sure where you learn all these myths. But putting anything in a 2.5 sohc gdb would be a pain. . Because they are the least equipped subie. Meaning you would need to swap the entire drivetrain. As i said before. And any swap you choose to do, would be easier if purchased as a set ready to tweak to fit.

Bear in mind. You have been talking to a mechanic this whole time. dozingoff.gif

And i am always here if you need help.
post #344 of 546
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

That is a really good idea. Getting some hands on learning. fing02[1].gif

The reason i recommended the RSK swap is because of the price.being less sought after. - And owning both a single turbo ej, and a twin turbo ej ?
The around town instant pick up would really put some pep in your car's step.
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Still not sure where you learn all these myths. But putting anything in a 2.5 sohc gdb would be a pain. . Because they are the least equipped subie. Meaning you would need to swap the entire drivetrain. As i said before. And any swap you choose to do, would be easier if purchased as a set ready to tweak to fit.

Bear in mind. You have been talking to a mechanic this whole time. dozingoff.gif

And i am always here if you need help.

 

I can keep my transmission if I buy an auto 02-05 wrx engine.

post #345 of 546
Thread Starter 
Is that a question?
It's really not that straightforward. If you upgraded the engine, sure the tranny would bolt up. But can it hold the power? Do the gear ratios suit? If you upgraded to the wrx diff/rear brake combo, do those ratios match your front diff? There are many other questions to answer before attempting a swap.
If all the answers you get are yes? And you can put it all on paper as a work list? You can proceed. smile.gif
for you? As a beginner? Just keep it simple. Install parts as a set. Or have a chat with a Subaru tech regarding possible obstacles. And do real research. There is a lot more to wrenching than putting on an intake and going "stage 2". And you really are looking to jump straight into the deep end.
Lastly, why would you even consider buying a fresh engine to bolt up to a tired auto? Run a turbo engine with drums on the rear? Generally tired driveline? It's not smart to cut corners, compromize, or make excuses when building a car.
You should start taking me seriously as a mechanic, my colleagues do.


Best of luck.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 6/17/16 at 8:30pm
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