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Hello, I am TOTALLY new to all of this, so bare with me if this has been asked before (I searched and didn't find anything). I want to swap a JDM WRX engine from a GC8 into my 1998 2.5RS coupe. Can this be done? If so, can I get some links to more info and/or product sites so I can learn more? Thank you for your time, and I apologize again if this has already been asked. Just got my scooby, so I'm looking to learn. Thanks!
I second that motion...The guys at lachute are awesome i've been dealing with them for 3 years and i have nothing but good things to say about them, infact i'm heading up there next week to have my Tein flex and edfc put in and there seting up flat shifting and launch control on my car as well......You wont be disappointed with the service.
I would contact Z-1 Performance. They can do the swap. You should be able to get a used WRX motor from a junk yard. Try this link for used motors www.car-part.com. Z-1 built my 2.5 RS that ran a 12.8 @108. Give adam a call.Z-1 can also get JDM motors. Adam was one of the first people to swap in a JDM motor to his own RS.
JDM motors cn be found from 800-1500. I believe that installation is about 20 hours or so. I have also heard that people can get JDM swaps from ~$4000 on up.
I am sure that the price changes given your location, labor rate, and initial price of the parts.