Project Sebaru LRX Swap has finally begun!!!!
- What happens when you cross a 1995 Impreza L, 2006 WRX 2.5 TR and SHOP7 Tuning?
- You get STI power with approximately 400 pounds less weight and 1/10th the cost.
- Click the links to see the progress of the project car.
1/27/2008 Donor Car: Totaled 2006 WRX TR 2.5 5 Speed
1/27/2008 Gutting the Donor Car
1/27/2008 Gutting the Donor Car
1/27/2008 Gutting the Donor Car
3/15/2008 Day 1 Engine Before
/p>3/15/2008 Day 1 Interior Before
3/15/2008 Day 1 Getting Ready for Day 2
3/16/2008 Day 2 Removing Drivetrain
3/16/2008 Day 2 Removing Interior
3/22/2008 Day 3 Removing Harness
3/23/2008 Day 4 Before Cleaning
3/23/2008 Day 4 After Cleaning
3/24/2008 Day 4 Dry Fitting the Dash
3/26/2008 Day 6 Fitting the HVAC and Dash
03/27/2008 Day 7 More Dry Fitting the HVAC and Dash
04/05/2008 Day 8 Spot welding in the HVAC and Dash Brackets
04/06/2008 Day 9 Spot welding in the Firewall and Drive-by-wire gas pedal
04/06/2008 Day 9 Painting the Firewall and interior brackets
04/06/2008 Day 10 Removing L Fuel Tank and Comparing '06 WRX Tank and Fuel Lines
04/11/2008 Day 11 Comparing the '95 L Fuel Pump to the '06 Fuel Pump
04/11/2008 Day 11 Installing the Walbro WRX STI Fuel Pump Kit 255Lph from RallySportDirect.com, comparing the '06 Fuel Pump and the walbro, the Walbro installed. Give Dan a call from RallySportDirect for your High performance needs.
04/11/2008 Day 11 Installing the '06 Tank onto the '95 L.
04/12/2008 Day 12 Installing the Turn In Concepts Rear Differential Bushings
04/12/2008 Day 12 Installing the Whiteline 05+ WRX/STI Steering Rack Bushings from RallySportDirect.com.
04/12/2008 Day 12 Installing 2006 WRX Rear Differential and Subframe, front cross member and suspension, and the Tranmission with STI Group N mount + Kartboy Transmission Crossmember Bushing .
04/13/2008 Day 13 Installing the Kartboy Rear Shifter Bushing from RallySportDirect.com.
04/13/2008 Day 13 Welding in the dash support tube A-pillar-attach brackets.
04/16/2008 Day 14 Harness Time!!!!.
04/17/2008 Day 15 Harness Wrestling and fishing....
04/21/2008 Day 16 Fuse and Relay Box Mounted in Engine Compartment
04/22/2008 Day 17 Finally permanently mounting HVAC
04/23/2008 Day 18 Mounting dash support tubing and pedal assembly
04/25/2008 Day 19 Mounting ECU and making harness connections
04/26/2008-4/27/2008 Days 20 & 21 Mounting Dashboard, Installing Carpet, E-Brake, Wiring in Prosport Premium Amber 60mm EGT, Boost, and Oil Pressure Gauges with opening/closing ceremony from ProSportGauges.com, Center Console, and Glove Box
5/3/08 & 5/4/06 Days 22 & 23 Installed Prodrive Lowering Springs from RallySportDirect.com, Tein Front Camber Plates, on KYB AGX Struts, and Rear Crossmember Brace
05/5/2008 Day 24 Finish installing rear seat, trunk insulation
5/10/08 Day 25 Installed 2006 WRX ABS System and brake lines
5/11/08 Day 26 Installed Stainless Steel Brakelines from Gruppe-S.com. filled master cylinder with ATe Superblue Brake Fluid(from RallySportDirect.com), and Bled brakes using the Motive Products Power Bleeder from Rallitek.com
Installed Eibach Pro-Alignment Rear Toe\Camber Lateral Links from JSCSpeed.com and stock '04 STI rear swaybar
Rolled the rear fenders and the Sebaru is ready for the frameshop
5/31/08 Days 27 Prepared Engine for these goodies: Tumbler Delete Manifold, Gimmick Motorsports 2.4" Turbo Inlet, VF39 Turbo, and Helix Uppipe from Gruppe-S.com. Removed Air Pump, Intake Manifold, and Engine Harness.
6/01/08 Days 28 Installed the Air Pump Block off Plate from BurschurRacing.com. Installed Uppipe
6/01/08 Days 28 Cont'd Installed the VF39 Turbo and the Gimmick Motorsports 2.4" Turbo Inlet from GimmickMotorsports.com.
6/01/08 Days 28 Cont'd Comparing Stock Tumbler Generator Valve to Tumbler Delete Intake
6/02/08 Days 29 Comparing Stock & Modded Top Feed 2002 WRX Injectors and stock Top Feed 2006 WRX Injectors
6/02/08 Days 29 Cont'd Comparing Stock 2002 WRX Manifold (RED)and Throttle BodyInjectors and stock 2006 WRX
6/02/08 Days 29 Cont'd Installing SAGE Performance Fuel Rails and Modded Injectors
6/14/08 Day 30 Car comes back from the MetalworkR Frameshop with frame straightened. Check out the before and after pics.
6/15/08 Day 31 The engine gets prepared to go in. STI Group N Mounts get installed.
6/16/08 Day 32 The engine goes in!!!!!.
6/17/08 Day 33 The downpipe from get exhaust wrap and installed. The Blow-thru Boost Tube (PSP-ENG-410) from PerrinPerformance.com gets dry fitted for installation.
6/17/08 Day 34 The Blow-thru Boost Tube (PSP-ENG-410)from PerrinPerformance.com gets installed.
6/17/08 Day 35 The crash bumper gets trimmed and the intercooler gets installed.
7/19/08 Day 36 The Aluminum Racing Radiator from Godspeedproject.com gets installed along with 2006 WRX Radiator Fans.
7/20/08 Day 37 The intercooler piping gets fabricated and installed. Just need some couplers and t-bolt clamps
7/21/08 Day 38 Trouble rears its ugly head...The gas tank won't vent air while filling with gas. Can you say "gas bath"? Tank has to come out! Small problem though, the exhaust, the rear diff, and crossmember has to come out first.
The first picture is of how the tank came off the donor car with all the carbon canister lines. Second picture is what I originally thought how it should be re-routed. Notice the vent line next to the fill spout.
Here is my second attempt at venting the gas tank. Tanks goes back in. Gas pukes back out, again.
7/24/08 Day 39 So after sleeping on it for a couple of days and looking at the donor donor car fill spout. I figured it out! Remeber that little vent next to the fill spout? It too needs to be vented to the spout like the main vent line. so the donor car fill pipe gets reomved and the little vent pipe gets cut off and welded onto the L's fill pipe. It all gets assembled and no more gas baths! Crossmember, diff, and exhaust go back in.
7/25/08 Day 40 Moving on, Intercooler gets a coat of sleeper flat black and the lights harnesses get spliced. The intercooler tubes are ready for bead rolling.
7/26/08 thru 7/29/08 Days 41, 42, & 43 The light harness splicing gets finished, intercooler piping installed and tightened, fluids topped off, ECU Map tweaked and uploaded, and it the engine starts up and run for while. WOO HOO! Now just need to align the car and install the body parts and lights.
7/30/08Day 45 The SEBARU hits the road for the first time!!!!!!!!!
Last Updated on July 25, 2008 8:36pm
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