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This is a discussion on Engine Help within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys so I'm pretty new here an I recently bought a 2003 Wrx(bug eye) so I got the car ...

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    Hey guys so I'm pretty new here an I recently bought a 2003 Wrx(bug eye) so I got the car with rod knock an I am now looking for a new bottom end. I contacted Tiger Japanese about a replacement engine an they said that I can use a engine out a 93-98 for just the bottom end. Wondering if I can do this an would there be a difference in gaskets? I would just be using the bottom end.

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    Don't do it.. I wouldn't consider anything JDM unless you really know what you're doing.

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    Just stick with the stock 02-05 2.0L bottom if you plan on keeping the engine stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Just stick with the stock 02-05 2.0L bottom if you plan on keeping the engine stock.
    Which can be had for as cheap as $500 in good condition if you keep your eye out.
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    I don't plan on keeping the engine stock. An I can't seem to find any 02-05 bottom ends around. So wondering what I need to get this swap to work?

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    Or you could just take the old engine apart and replace parts as needed. Integrate upgrading of crank/rods/pistons as you see fit...
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    Or you could just take the old engine apart and replace parts as needed. Integrate upgrading of crank/rods/pistons as you see fit...
    Old engine is shot has a rod through the block

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    OK, that's some serious rod knock...
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

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    If you're not planning on keeping it stock, then don't waste your money on a stock block.. just go ahead and buy a built block.

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