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    96 Impreza Wagon to STi clone

    Hello All,

    I'm new to the forum and new to Subaru.

    I recently purchased a 96 Impreza Wagon (2.2L) and am looking to make it an STi clone. So far the only way I have been able to track down the parts I want for a cheap/decent price is Craigslist. The car is bone stock as of now aside from an H.I.D. kit and L.E.D. lights all around.

    Keeping price in mind the pieces of this STi puzzle that I can foresee costing the most will be the suspension, paint, wheels and motor/tranny swap.

    Any insight for websites that could help me in the process would be great.

    Thanks!

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    Sounds like a really cool project! Start a build thread when it gets underway. Welcome by the way!
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    Absolutely your best option (fiscally) is to buy a wrecked STi and start swapping parts.

    $10k on a wrecked STi is much easier on your pocketbook than about $15-20k trying to source a motor, transmission, differential, half shafts, ECU, Harness, brakes, driveshaft, etc. Separately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subaru-Mopar-Luv View Post
    Sounds like a really cool project! Start a build thread when it gets underway. Welcome by the way!
    Thanks, Def will!

    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Absolutely your best option (fiscally) is to buy a wrecked STi and start swapping parts.

    $10k on a wrecked STi is much easier on your pocketbook than about $15-20k trying to source a motor, transmission, differential, half shafts, ECU, Harness, brakes, driveshaft, etc. Separately.

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    That sounds like it would be a ton cheaper, if I had the resources. The body panels are going to be the hardest part, especially if i look for used, most cars are wrecked at some point on the body.

    As for the motor, i will probably buy a block and buy all the parts to have it built up. Not really looking for a racing block just yet, going for more of a poor-mans build.

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