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    Hey guys and gals,

    Well, it's great to have found such a great resource!

    I don't own a WRX - and may not in the foreseeable future. Actually, I have just found a 1998 Outback with a dead engine (at a killer price), that I'm planning to put a WRX engine in it. I'm still doing my research on the swap. Although I'm inexperienced with cars, I have worked for years on bikes and am used to taking machines completely apart.

    Like I said, I'm still exploring my options but I think I'd prefer to stick to an engine I could find parts for here. So, I guess I have two questions :

    1. What is the best place to find a wrecked WRX?
    2. I'll research this quite a bit further, but what are the most cost-effective modifications to do to increase power (RELIABLY) while the engine is out of the car?

    Oh, I guess I'd have a third one, but again, I'll research : How much of a WRX interior would fit in my Outback?

    Cheers to all!

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    welcome

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    First question....

    Are you working with an outback? or an Outback SPORT?

    The Sport is on the impreza chassis, the outback is on the legacy chassis.
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    The Legacy-based one.

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    You'll more than likely need the ECU from the rex as well but I see you're looking for an entire wrecked car so that should be included....but just keep it in mind
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    Indeed. =) I think I could use everything, down to the wheels. I think I'd want to keep the Outabck raised suspension, but use the Rex brakes. I have to find out if that would work, although my preliminary research indicates it would.

    The only other big question is the interior. Most of the other stuff can be easily done, it's just bolt-up - I'll farm out the wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverJS View Post
    The Legacy-based one.
    Honestly... this would be a question that's better for a legacy forum.

    You are able to transplant WRX stuff into your car, but we aren't knowledgeable on what newer model stuff can be transplanted into a legacy based platform. The Legacy guys like a lot of WRX stuff though, so I'll bet if you find a good legacy forum they'll have a lot of good input!
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