The WRX engine will bolt straight in.
My bro in law has a full WRX for sale (its been ritten off)
The whole whiteline catalogue
reco'd gearbox and rear diff
No panels untouched (it rolled on Mt Nebo)
A mate of mine has a very clean first generation (1993 - 2001) Impreza GX that he is looking at selling.
Apparently it has the 1.8 litre normally aspirated engine with factory 4WD running gear.
I am thinking of buying it from him as a project car and doing an engine swap on it.
A couple of questions for the Subaru gurus ... I've never owned a Subaru before so apologies for the basicness of these questions ...
How much torque will the factory gearbox, diffs and driveshafts in a 1993 - 2001 4WD Impreza GX handle ? ie to drop a WRX / STi motor into a GX would I just need to swap the motor or would it need to be a full drivetrain swap of engine / gearbox / diffs / driveshafts etc ?
Does the 1993 - 2001 4WD Impreza GX have limited slip diff from factory ?
Will a WRX / STi motor bolt straight up to the engine mounts and gearbox in a 1993 - 2001 4WD Impreza GX ?
Is there a particular model of normally aspirated first generation normally aspirated 4WD Impreza that would be a better candidate for a WRX / STi engine swap ?
We'd put bigger brakes, suspension etc into it of course - just checking first on drivetrain compatibility etc.
Also will the WRX bonnet, bumpers etc bolt straight onto a GX ? And what options are there in terms of wider front and rear guards to squeeze more rubber under there ?
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