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    Hello, new to the forum and have some questions

    Hi, I just joined today because I have a few questions that I need some help with. I am currently switching over from off-roading and trucks to the car scene. I am looking at getting a bug-eye and have driven a few but have some questions that need to be answered. First off I found an 02 near my house that needs a new engine. I have done an engine swap before on my 1985 Toyota pickup and was wondering how hard they are on a Subaru? I have mechanical knowledge so I am not a newbie to working on cars. Secondly, I know there is the 2.0 engine and the 2.5, I am just wondering which engine comes in what car? is it the difference between the STI and the rs ? Anyways, any help would be great and I hope to learn some new info.

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    Super Moderator (Actually a SuperSpy) SD_GR's Avatar
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    Engine swaps are feasible but not great fun, and parts tend to be a bit costly (though not outrageous).

    WRX cars before 2006 came with a 2L turbo motor. WRX STi cars of any year in the US came with a 2.5L turbo motor. RS, TS, and anything other than WRX +/- STi cars came with atmospherically aspirated motors that aren't relevant if you are buying a WRX car.

    Given any choice at all I'd buy a car that runs correctly, since there's no way of knowing what else went (or is about to go) wrong with a car that's at most 7 years old but not running.
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    i wouldnt touch that car. 02 is a great year but if a wrx has one thing wrong, it probly has more. look at the previous owner, if it looks like they may have possibly driven it hard, they did.


    many ppl swap the 2.0 for the 2.5
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