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Short block swap plus other build stuff...

Well, as most of you know I have very low compression in all four cylinders so I decided to swap in a brand new STi short block. The thing has a nitraded crank and forged rods and I just put some CP Forged Pistons in it today. Next step is actually swapping out the short block with the one thats in it now!
 

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My friend is helping me, he is a 12 year Subaru Tech...we were actually in his service department today since they were closed and the salesmen opened it up for us! It was really easy with all his tools!
 

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Nice flooring. Older house?
 

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Nice.
 

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Wow! Love old places. Class.
 

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The only thing I didn't think of doing was getting the coatings on the CP Pistons....but my car is so loud to begin with I probably won't even hear any added piston slap....I noticed the stock pistons had the coating on them though.
 

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i aam about to to the same swap in my 04WRX.. I am going to do wiesco piston cause i can get the set for 300$ new :) keep the pictures comming so i know what i am in for.
 

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So I wonder if I should do any other "add on" stuff while I'm swapping out my block. I know I may do the killerb oil pickup but I am also thinking about the grimmspeed phenolic spacers possibly....
 

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In for the progress!
 

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If you need some help I'd love to get my hands dirty one of these days.
 

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I know I am looking for a place to re-tune my vehicle once I get the new short block put in. I am looking at Agile, IAG, TurboXS.....I live in the Central PA area so those are the three shops I am looking at right now.
 

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