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sofakingchill2 12-13-2013 07:33 PM

Experience in swapping EJ257 into WRX
I have a 2002 WRX with a ej205 in it already. but i want to swap a EJ257 motor and a sti tranny into it. has anyone had any experience with doing this? if you have please tell me.

sofakingchill2 12-13-2013 07:34 PM

i ask because i want to know everything i will need when i swap it and around how much will it cost me roughly?

psinuse 12-13-2013 08:51 PM

Do you know for a fact it's a ej25 Sti motor?

sofakingchill2 12-14-2013 06:35 AM


I know for a fact the motor I have is a EJ205. and the motor I am trying to track down is a EJ257 sti motor.

psinuse 12-14-2013 02:09 PM

I was under the impression you had already purchased an STi motor..My mistake then.

turmic 12-14-2013 06:15 PM

So, you're trying to put the full EJ257 longblock in your 2002 wrx?

sofakingchill2 12-14-2013 09:42 PM


psinuse 12-14-2013 10:04 PM

Can I offer some advice here and you willingly listen to it? Don't, you'll spend more than double what it will cost by the time you are done. Trust me on this, I'm not being a dick and all, "This guys a fing noob and doesn't know anything!", but I speak from experience on these matters. I hate seeing people spend hard earned money on stuff they simply just don't need to. That's the last I will comment on the subject, but if you decided to do this I will help you as best I can.

turmic 12-16-2013 08:21 AM

It's going to be a huge pain in the arse to switch it from Drive By Cable throttle to Drive By Wire.

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mosc 12-16-2013 01:52 PM

I did it, don't let them talk you out of it. See, what you do is you put something called a "for sale" sign up on your WRX and then somebody will give you money. Then you find an STi with the same sticker int he window, poney up the difference, and BOOM! EJ257 with 6-speed. Magic.

Haw1es 12-16-2013 02:39 PM

Mosc, that's the most painless ej257 swap I've ever read!

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mosc 12-16-2013 04:21 PM

Doesn't even require a 12mm socket wrench!

brfatal 12-16-2013 05:30 PM

I have an EJ257 in my WRX. Not worth it for the cost.

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