I have a 2004 WRX that has about 170k miles on it. I purchased it new, and it has served me well as a daily driver for ~170k miles.
Having just purchased a 2013 WRX, I decided to use the old WRX for a project car and ordered a Factory Five 818 to replace my old Acura 'weekend warrior'.
The WRX engine has been getting slightly weak of late. It burns a little oil, and the turbo is going, but it otherwise runs strong.
I was going to rebuild with forged internals, but I have been doing some research heard some people say its better to just get a EJ207 shortblock or to build a EJ257 hybrid.
I don't mind spending a little money, but don't want to spend a fortune. The short blocks don't look all that expensive, and would save me some time. I am not looking for big power numbers, not sure a car that light could handle it.
Anyone have experiance with rebuilding an EJ205 or doing a hybrid build? If so, I would love to hear your stories/results...