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    hello guys and girls, like to introduce myself. my name is alfredo and i don't currently have a wrx but i am saving and shopping around. here's my story: i live in south Florida and my previous car was stolen months ago, the car was a 99 civic hatchback with gsr swap with all the skunk2 products i could afford etc. it was a great car. i was ready to give up the hobby but i fell for the bugeye wrx and i was hooked. i would like the community's opinion on something first.... i am not one to leave internals stock so knowing whichever car i get i am going to tear the engine down would it be wise to get a bugeye and build that motor or a pre 2002 imprezza and drive that around while i build perhaps a jdm v7 motor or something of that nature?
    edit: for example the wrx in this vid (the one on the right spooling up would be my inspiration) link to thread with vid
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    Welcome to the club and for your exile in lurkmode.

    To answer your question, it would be best to know your intentions for the car. Drag? Top End? Track Car? Each block has inherent strengths in the long run, with associated costs of course. For strength, the older 2.2 L iron blocks are probably the hardest to break (assuming good internals). For modability, the bugeye 2002 and later probably has the greatest avialability of parts. Any JDM swap will of course incurr addititional costs for shipping, time for location, etc. Pound for pound, and for the cheapest budget, the 2.0 2002 and later versions are probably your best bet. Does that answer your question?
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    perfect, thanks. down here the local dealers TAX on blue bugeyes more than any other color. i am going to keep looking.

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    Welcome. You could also consider doing 2.5L STi swap as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRC_Obsessed
    Welcome. You could also consider doing 2.5L STi swap as well.
    Good point...what is a long block going for these days...about $1200.00?
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    Twisty Monster - 335 ft/lb of torque @ 3600 rpm on a stock turbo. Is that possible? Yes it is.

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