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Old March 31st, 2011  
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Default Hypothetical STI Swap Question

"if" I were to purchase a Bug Eye Wagon, and have most of the 2004 STI bits Swapped to it, what would be an estimated cost to have that done? I think with my abilities I can handle some things, but pulling the motor and transmission is not one of them.

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Front seats at least, I don't think the Rear STI Sedan seats would swap correctly.
Instrument cluster

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Old April 8th, 2011   #31
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Default Re: Hypothetical STI Swap Question

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ur getting teh frame pulled, isn't that an automatic salvaged?
might want to find out...
No, when I spoke to my insurance during the claim process the car is only "salvage" if the insurance decides it it and they submit a notification to the DMV.

If they decided to just fix it like I originally wanted them to, it would not be considered Salvage.

It is a load of bull, but whats new?
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Old April 8th, 2011   #32
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well that's good then...
i remember my 1st car in SD was a salvaged car. it was stolen for a joy ride and teh ins company considered it salvaged... ja ja
like you said, a lot of BS...
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Old September 5th, 2011   #33
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ok i just done my gcsti swap. best thing if eng and trans come unseparated. (prefered to do in a lift and not on ground. swap crossmembers, the whole!!! wiring and ecm that way u will only have to splice interior and exterior accessories. also swap over the heater and ac if possible. (might as well while u are there.) to me the tricky tricky was the steering column and shaft
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Old September 5th, 2011   #34
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i did a lot of the wiring over myself. but it helps to have the whole thing swapped over. i'm not down for splicing this and that to the engine. goto willy's electronics and buy urself a good soldering tool and lots of shrink tubing and automotive wires and wire loom and electrical tape. try and get the wiring schematics from mitchell DIY for both cars
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Old September 5th, 2011   #35
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I say that if you do alot of the work yourself in fixing the current damage, besides pulling the frame, you should be able to fix it for much less. The parts you mentioned can be had used pretty cheap and the radiator support is only tack welded in place. Remove it and install a new one. I have a welder if you need it installed :)
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