hello everybody i am brand new to the forum.
i just recently bought an 04 wrx and unfortunately i just got a really bad rod knock.
so from the research iv gathered my best option is to get a shortblock. this is going to be my daily driver so im not looking for any huge hp gains and i am on a tight budget as i just bought it
so i guess my main questions are,
is this something me (basic mechanical skill) and my friend (slightly more skill then me lol) can do in a garage with probable access to whatever tools needed. or is this something im gonna have to leave up to the shop and somehow save for the labor fees?
and should i get a 205 shortblock or a 257?? i read they bolt up the same is there anything else i would have to do/get? is it worth it for what im looking for??
I am new to the subaru world, had a honda for a while. so im hoping my experience with subbies finishes better then the rocky start
Thank you everyone and i appreciate any and all help!!