Buy Project or Buy New?

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  1. Fail

    Fail New Member

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    Well, there's this:
    http://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/1327837180.html

    And my local junkyard just so happens to have to have a 2006 STI (USDM spec) lying around without a Tranny. Swap the 2.5 in the RS with an EJ25T? The STI's motor has better internals/fuel parts. Plus, I could steal all the piping/radiator/intercool yada yada. I would undoubtedly have to upgrade my clutch/tranny.



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    What do?
     
  2. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Buy new. The other one is ugly
     
  3. ldaggerl

    ldaggerl New Member

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    Buy the old one but use the 6 speed instead. I think the old body style is amazing and with a quick motor in a light car like that you'll have some fun.
     
  4. PanzerAce

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    project would be :bowthefuckdown:
     
  5. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    2K body style > 08/09's
     
  6. Vicious-S

    Vicious-S New Member

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    New ones are fucking shit. Get the extended warranty.
     
  7. Wilddog

    Wilddog OT Supporter

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    I met a guy who did the same swap. He said he regretted not just buying an 06 sti because he spent so much money on the project. But to each their own.
     
  8. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    If you plan on swapping the engine, don't spend the extra jack to buy a 2.5RS, look for a cheaper Impreza L with AWD and go from there, you'll save a lot of money, and anything that you would upgrade on an RS will be identically upgradeable on an L.
     
  9. PanzerAce

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    Fuck you guys for reminding me how much I love those cars :wtc:
     
  10. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    id just get a 06 Sti too
     
  11. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    $8400 seems alot for a 10 year old subaru
     
  12. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    That's because it's a 2.5RS, big following, so prices reflect that. That's also why I told him to get an L instead, you can find a clean titled 1.8L for less than half that price, and it's the exact same chassis, and that's all that matters if it's getting swapped.
     

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