Im new to WRX and to Subaru and I cant seem to find a direct answer to my question. I have an 02 WRX, I just purchased it and it did not come with an engine but it did come with a transmission that has a bad bearing or something. I can get a JDM EJ20T for cheap and it comes with a 5 speed trans. I believe the motor is a 93. So my question is, will this JDM 93 EJ20T motor and trans drop right into my car without any modifications? Im sure I would have to swap the diff's out between the transmissions to keep the same FD at both ends. Any help is much appreciated. Im just trying to get myself a running WRX.
Remember people, the 02-05 WRX is DRIVE BY CABLE and many of the JDM motors, even older ones, are DRIVE BY WIRE! Converting a car from one to the other is infeasible. Your entire wiring harness, your petal, and a whole lot of stuff needs to be changed.
Ericb an LS1 swap is not even close, people on NASIOC are selling EJ205's all of the time for decent prices, and Mosc I believe the motor he is talking about is the EJ20G which is Drive By Cable, I am almost certain the first drive by wire H4 from Subaru was the EJ207