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    You don't need a $200 wiring kit, just use the wires from your TGVs and run them to the AVCS motors. No the JDM motors run the same compression as the USDM motors (8.2:1), but the JDM AVCS cams are more aggressive as is the tuning. I am in the process of building a replica of a STi Spec C S202 using as much of the factory stuff as I can. Ever wonder how Subaru managed to get 320hp and 318ft/lbs of torque from a 2L engine?

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    Thanks mate, I appreciate it.

    And please let me know how it's running from time to time.

    Cheers,

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    You do know that the wiring for it is really easy and you can even use your USDM ECU? Just need to reflash a ROM that came from a car of that year with AVCS. All the wiring is right there to use, just have to switch some pins in the wiring harness and then run them to the AVCS motors....

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    Good to hear. I agree that the JDM route seems like an attractive motor replacement option.

    I'm going to generate some logs today and share them with the builder for interpretation, but everything seems good for the Track Day Sunday.

    Cheers,

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    Awesome! Great to hear, Chuck. The JDM EJ205 you swapped in has already been broken in, correct?

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    Great man.
    Just posted up a video just now actually, everything went great.
    Didnt get her out on the open road only a short ride down the road to test out the clutch but she's purring like a kitten now. :)

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    soobs type that into youtube and you can see my video of the bad gurl idling:) im getting my new tires put on today!

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    There are 2 different trannys that came with the 02's AA and BA.
    AA is known as the glass tranny that has been known to take a $hit quit often when you start adding more power and the BA is a little bit more reliable and has upgraded gears.
    To see what Trans you have look under your hood on the left hand side you will see the Trans code that will end in either AA or BA.

    I kinda lucked out and got the BA Trans.

    Good luck man and welcome to the forums.

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    Newbie owner with a question!

    Just purchased my 02 WRX - driving it home next Friday.
    It's got 126K and very well maintained by original owner.
    He kept almost everything stock except for AEM intake and GFB BOV.
    He also replaced the turbo with a stock 07-08 I believe.

    My question is, seeing as you have the same model year - and I'm assuming its a 5spd if not an STI - how reliable is the tranny?
    The only minor repair needed on mine was a viscous coupling but other than that everything is smooth. Just wanted to get an opinion from another owner about their tranny and weather or not I'll be looking at a rebuild anytime soon.

    Thanks ! :D
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