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#1 MickyD5

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:11 PM

Hey guys I have a 2002 liberty rx 2.5 na and Im looking to put an sti engine straight into and do a conversion, Im wondering if anyone knows a bit about it or has done this kind of conversion before like how much itll cost and what I need and such ☺

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:46 PM

Try here for starters



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:55 PM

Not sure how you did that magic, but very cool.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:01 PM

Hey guys I have a 2002 liberty rx 2.5 na and Im looking to put an sti engine straight into and do a conversion, Im wondering if anyone knows a bit about it or has done this kind of conversion before like how much itll cost and what I need and such ☺

Cost depends on what model/year sti engine you use.

Its gunna cost atleast 6K, thats if you do all the work yourself, apart from the loom splice.

probs budget double what i have quoted above, and thats using an older sti engine, from a gc8.

A halfcut is the best best way to go, that way you have most of the parts required.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

Buy this: http://www.subyclub....win-turbo-gt-b/

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:58 AM

Cost depends on what model/year sti engine you use.

Its gunna cost atleast 6K, thats if you do all the work yourself, apart from the loom splice.

probs budget double what i have quoted above, and thats using an older sti engine, from a gc8.

A halfcut is the best best way to go, that way you have most of the parts required.

Cheers, i have a budget of about 10k so i could push for a bit more if needed, i found a whole car which is a 96 sti gc8 for 4k so ill buy that and do the conversion with that. do you need a new tail shaft and drive shaft or does everything fit well?? 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

For a 96 youll need to use the rear GC8 cv shafts. Assuming your car is a manual youll be able to reuse your driveshaft



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:18 PM

Yeah its a manual, alright no worries appreciate your help, Ill post pics of the car and build when its getting done

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:52 AM

Honestly you're much better off going with GD series parts for a swap. GC8s are getting pretty old and tired these days. Not to mention the tuning difficulties. There's plenty of threads on this forum showing how to do it (incl. mine:  http://www.subyclub....gon-gen3-wagon/


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