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This is a discussion on new guy within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; sup guyz!!! just got myself a 2002 wrx wagon.a couple of coworkers suggested i swap out my stock turbo for ...

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    sup guyz!!! just got myself a 2002 wrx wagon.a couple of coworkers suggested i swap out my stock turbo for an sti turbo.can anyone tell me exactly what i will need to do for this swap? thanx

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    Does the car currently have modifications or is it stock?

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    Welcome. You would need the STi injectors and I think the fuel pump and then you will need to have it tuned.

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    ”Sti turbo”? No such thing. Turbo version depends on the year (vf39, vf52,...). Just get an 18g, 850cc, and dw65c.

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    as of right now completely stock.is the wrx to sti turbo swap a common swap,how many ppl have actually done it?

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    What type of turbo are we talking about here? If you're gonna do a turbo upgrade you're gonna need a new intercooler, better injectors, (size of injectors depends on what turbo you're talking about) upgraded fuel pump. You also gotta consider the cost of a turbo swap, which isn't really that cheap to do. Why not upgrade to stage 2 with a decent pro tune and see if you still wanna do a turbo swap. For a turbo swap to be done right it will most of the time cost over $1,000.

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    what about exhaust? i know a guy that has a shop full of sti parts that im sure i can good deal on,what will i need to do swap out my stock exhaust for the 2.5 inch? (i think) from a sti?and how do the exhaust systems very by year?

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    i wouldnt focus so much on getting "sti parts" for example, an sti exhaust will do nothing for your car other than add some grumble.

    try this:

    start with: aftermarket downpipe, aftermarket catback [these 2 parts together are called a turboback exhaust], a catless uppipe [you CAN use one from an 04-07 STi or 06-07 wrx] and once youre done installing these items you will see the most power gains by getting a tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis View Post
    Welcome. You would need the STi injectors and I think the fuel pump and then you will need to have it tuned.
    You wouldn't NEED them. I wouldn't suggest swapping without those components though...
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    WHAT ABOUT TAILLIGHT ?I KNOW SOME PPL THAT PUT IN 2005 TAILLIGHTS IN AND JUST MODIFIED THE BUMPER TO FIT.R THE CONNECTORS THE SAME?WHAT YEAR TAILIGHTS WOULD IN NEED?CUZ I THING THE 02 TAILIGHT R SUPER UGLY!!!

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    YOU CAN USE 04-07 TAILLIGHTS.

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    WITH THE CORRECT BUMPER
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    Oh yeah you might want to look into changing the stock uppipe. If I'm not mistaken that year model wrx has a cat in the uppipe that could cause problems later on and putting a free flowing catless uppipe would help give you a little bit better spool up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    WITH THE CORRECT BUMPER
    You really don't have to change the bumper it's just recommended. You can also modify the stock one to accommodate the little dip on the newer model lights

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    I C, R THE CONNECTORS EXACTLY THE SAME?

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