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This Dictates That - iWire Rules Of Thumb

In this blog post we break down our key rules to make sure your project will be a "great success!" For the following, with very few exceptions, you must follow the rule and not mix and match or else you'll run into trouble.   Heads dictate ECU Type When picking...

Bucky's EJ205 Swapped RS Budget and Part Numbers

Below are the parts, part numbers, and price estimate of all of the pieces purchased for Bucky's 2001-2004 JDM EJ205 with AVCS and a cable throttle RS swap. Please note that this pricing is a rough estimate as you might get a buddy deal, find a used part, or reuse...

Twin Turbo Engine Subaru Swap

In this blog post we talk about twin turbo engines for you swap. This engine swap has some challenges so for those looking for a simpler solution take a look here for “easy” Subaru swaps. Subaru made 4 types of twin turbo engines. 2 from phase 1 (engine codes EJ20H...

Single AVCS vs Dual AVCS in your Subaru

        In Subaru cars there are two types of AVCS (Active Valve Control System). Want to know what AVCS means? Check out this blog post. Subaru has two models of AVCS engines which we break down below. Take a look here for EJ20XY Specifics.   Single AVCS...

Diagnosis and Troubleshooting Tips for your Car

Remember Occam's Razor - The simplest answer tends to be the right one. In this blog post we go over some basic diagnostic tips to help solve your car problem. These are general tips that can be applied to any type of vehicle. If you are unsure of the issue...

Which Subaru Engine Do I Have?

Which Subaru engine do I have? We know this seems like a silly question but a lot of engines are mislabeled and people sometimes purchase the incorrect engine for their project. We thought we would create a guide to distinguish which engines are which. Please note this is for EJ20...

My Subaru Engine Blew Up - What Should I Replace It With?

Above all else, when looking at an engine replacement of any kind, KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE FIRST.If you are looking to upgrade your car with an engine swap (IE RS to WRX), this is not the post you are looking for, but lucky for you, we have posts that are...

How To Do a Subaru WRX Swap into a RS

In this blog post we go over some of the biggest challenges and mistakes people make when swapping a Subaru. A huge shout out to Bucky Lasek for letting us swap his car as well as his dope editing skills! The full weekend swap can be found on the Buck...