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So about a month ago I picked up a 2010 Impreza n/a ej253 for a steal and it has rod knock and I was originally planning on putting the stock engine back in it and I know all i am going to hear is just sell it and buy a wrx or sti but my whole purpose of doing this is to make it a little bit of a sleeper that’s a daily driver.. it has the 5 speed manual in it.. I found a 2005 jdm forester xt 2.0t with the entire engine, turbo, wiring harness and ecu, it’s a eh 205 and normally I would never go down in displacement but I don’t like how the ej253 is designed, and I wanted to turbo it later on and they can only take about 5 psi of boost, I just want to know if I buy this 2005 jdm engine, wiring harness and ecu if I can make it work and be reliable in this car? Any help is much appreciated
 

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Can you make it work? yes. Can you make it last? Maybe.

The WRX has a stronger trans than the N/T models and there will be longevity issues unless you baby it, which is unlikely since you want a turbo engine.
 
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