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    Quote Originally Posted by decke48
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    2750-950(just for wiring)=1800-400 most for gaskets and hoses= 1400 for just labor for a motor swap... its only a 8hr job (book rate) to replace the motor. that $175 a hour for labor... at they labor rate of $75 an hour you should at least get 18 hours of work done just for mechanical. when we swaped my friends GC8 we only spend 9 hours doing the full drivetrain swap... mechanical wise
    You should set up your own shop. You'd make a killing then.
    yeah the bad thing is me and wiring.. dont like it.. maybe just because i just did a 20 hour wiring harness on a toyota highlander..
    Yeah, that's why ECS started the mailorder wiring merge option...Paul was telling me how they found a nice niche in the market that no one seemed to have thought off.

    Send the wiring harnesses to them and just do the mechanicals yourself to save a lot of labor costs.

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    How hard is a harness from a wrx engine being put into a 98 BD? I work with electronics tv's and PCB's all I would need is a pinout guide?
    It's not hard, it's just very tedious. It also depends on which year WRX/STi you're getting your parts from...IIRC the 02's were the easier to swap into the older models because of some sensor differences.

    Though I know there's some people that just do the 12 wire splice thing...not the most thorough, but I guess if you just want to get the engine to turn the wheels...
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    wow mailorder merge.. sounds good.. All you would be doing is sending in the wires from the new engine you want to swap in right? Or do I have to send some parts from my model for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-3-2-4
    wow mailorder merge.. sounds good.. All you would be doing is sending in the wires from the new engine you want to swap in right? Or do I have to send some parts from my model for them?
    You send both the new engine and your car's harness to them and they'll do the merge for you. Putting it back together is on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rougeben83
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    wow mailorder merge.. sounds good.. All you would be doing is sending in the wires from the new engine you want to swap in right? Or do I have to send some parts from my model for them?
    You send both the new engine and your car's harness to them and they'll do the merge for you. Putting it back together is on you.
    bah gotta send the engine in.. might as well just drive and drop it off then pick it back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decke48
    maybe just because i just did a 20 hour wiring harness on a toyota highlander..
    zomg 2jz w/ nawz swap in tha hillinder!?!?
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    [quote=1-3-2-4]
    Quote Originally Posted by rougeben83
    Quote Originally Posted by "1-3-2-4":1bf3apml
    wow mailorder merge.. sounds good.. All you would be doing is sending in the wires from the new engine you want to swap in right? Or do I have to send some parts from my model for them?
    You send both the new engine and your car's harness to them and they'll do the merge for you. Putting it back together is on you.
    bah gotta send the engine in.. might as well just drive and drop it off then pick it back up.[/quote:1bf3apml]

    Engine's harness

    If you're in CT, there's a couple of shops that do the swap...but IIRC they just have the wiring harnesses done through ECS anyway, or if they're busy they'll actually just tell you to go to ECS yourself.
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    Ah ok I was about to say...
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