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Mikes RS 05-11-2008 08:44 AM

First Post WRX swap
Hey guys was up?
my name is mike, from newfoundland and i got a couple questions alright, i have an 05 rs with 93000kms on it, around here wrx are few a far to come by so what i have planned is to swap and rebuliding i was plannin on just a turbo but its goin to cost the same so ihave 6000 to spend on the swap i wanted to get a stage one something not to crazy, ### it will be a daily driver and winter driven. Looking for 300-370awhp, around 15-20 psi
what do u guys recommend

man show 05-11-2008 09:25 AM

Honestly, I'd recommend selling your RS and using that money and some of your 6 grand to put a pretty decent downpayment on a WRX. It'll be far less of a headache and you'll be back on the road much sooner than if you tore apart your car and rebuilt it. About WRXs being hard to find, have you tried going to a dealer and telling them what you want and asking if they can ship one to a dealership near you? That might be worth a shot. Also, 300-370 awhp is significantly more than a Stage 1 setup... you're probably looking at a turbo upgrade and all supporting mods to achieve that with a WRX.

Mikes RS 05-11-2008 10:48 AM

hey dude,
thanks for your response, theres is only one dealer here in newfoundland

man show 05-11-2008 02:19 PM

Wow, I don't know much about Canadda, but you must live out in the middle of nowhere. Still though, have you checked with them to see if they can get a WRX shipped up there for you to check out? I'm almost certain dealers can do that kind of stuff. Anything to make a sale, right?

Mikes RS 05-11-2008 06:09 PM

yes ...very eastern canada, they wont do it without charging u a small fortune, however i was thinkin of gettin one in the states everything is so much cheaper, i 04 wrx went for 19500 118000kms on it, its pretty pricey, let me know if theres nething that catches ## eye down there ok please and thank you

newtothegame 05-11-2008 07:25 PM

Check out one of the RS forums or for info about your swap. Im sure there is a thread or threads about doing them on there.

awd4life 05-12-2008 04:26 PM

Retrofitting, and swaps usually always end up with a lot of heartache and broken hearts, especially for daily drivers. I would exhaust all of my options for buying a WRX before I started looking into swapping. You will have to weigh the amount of downtime, cost of unexpected hangups in the swap, and sheer time and effort that you will spend on the thing into the cost of the swap too. Dont mean to be a downer, but it is not a small task, so just think it out first.

man show 05-12-2008 07:07 PM

Well put, awd4life. You said that much better than I did.

Mikes RS 05-12-2008 07:58 PM

well its to the states i go to buy a wrxx... but first i need to sell mine...this shouldbe fun

thanks guys

awd4life 05-14-2008 05:41 PM

[QUOTE=Mikes RS;195434]well its to the states i go to buy a wrxx... but first i need to sell mine...this shouldbe fun

thanks guys[/QUOTE]

Good luck man!

newtothegame 05-14-2008 05:53 PM

Good luck with everything. Keep us posted on how things go.

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