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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...

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...

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...

Single AVCS CANbus Equipped Engine Swap

  In this blog post we discuss the issues with swapping a Single AVCS CANbus (shortened to CAN for the rest of this blog) equipped engines like a 2008 WRX into an older non-CAN equipped chassis like a 2002 WRX.   When doing a swap with a CAN equipped single...

Best Subaru Engine Swap Choice for your Chassis

In this blog post we go over our recommendations for a turbo Subaru engine swap based on the non turbo chassis type. If you have a turbo car you are looking to swap, we generally recommend replacing the long block and leaving the rest of the car intact. More about...

Subaru Wiring Harnesses Explained

This iWire blog post breaks down some basic harness terminology. We hope these diagrams will make it clear exactly which harness is which and the harnesses needed to complete your merge. Subarus are a bit different from most cars. With most manufacturers the ECU to engine wiring harness is all...

How to Wire Your Non Turbo Subaru for a Turbo Engine Swap

When installing a different type of engine (e.g. NA to turbo) into a Subaru chassis, the Engine Control Unit (ECU) also needs to be swapped in to get the engine running correctly. ECUs, with almost no exception, are not interchangeable if the model and year of the car do not...