Ej205 in a 2006 WRX? - Subaru WRX Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 05-07-2017, 09:32 PM
Frankensubie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Ej205 in a 2006 WRX?

So I bought a 2002 wrx and kinda got ripped off it was my first car so I didn't really check anything out car started and drove so I thought it was all good but took it home stripped the car and rockers and inside the quarter panels were rotted pretty much gone to be honest, so I planned on buying a 2006 WRX shell and I want to swap the motor and tranny over is there any issues that I have to look out for or I should be aware of before doing this ? Is there any issues at all? I know I have to swap the wiring harness and ecu stuff but besides that's what else do I need to watch for ??
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 05-09-2017, 09:22 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New York
Posts: 253
RoboTuner is known to be trustworthy and helpful RoboTuner is known to be trustworthy and helpful
Yes, if you live in a state with emissions you will need to re-register the VIN as a 2002 wrx as the ECUs are completely different, otherwise you will fail inspection. Also I there are other things like Final Drive Ratios and unless you swap over EVERY wiring harness you will run into issues swapping a 205 into a 255 chassis. Have you tried seeing ho wmuch you can get for the whole car, etc?
RoboTuner is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 05-13-2017, 09:27 PM
Frankensubie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
sorry for the late reply I got busy havent had a chance to check the forums... i bought the shell and dont really feel like selling the cars i really want to build this... i know live in canada so i heard it may be abit harder to do my emissions and what not, not fully sure how i go about changing the vins and making everything approved but i will figure that all out later.... i intend to swap over all the wiring harnesses and the ecu i just wanted to make sure that i wont have an issue getting the engine in and getting it running.. i already know i will have an issue with the drive by wire but i already have a fix for that, i dont have a huge understanding of cars so im not sure about final drive stuff etc.
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome