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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...

Subaru Auto to Manual Transmission Conversion Basic Overview

This post is a general overview of how to convert your Subaru transmission from auto to manual. We wish we could offer a product to make this simple but because of the many changes in Subaru wiring between car model and years, we can't make a product that works for...

OEM vs Aftermarket DCCD in your Subaru Swap

In this blog post we talk about the differences between OEM DCCD compared to aftermarket DCCD controllers when swapping a DCCD equipped transmission in a Subaru that didn't come with DCCD from the factory. Learn more about the DCCD basics here.   When putting a 5 or 6 speed DCCD...

ABS in your Subaru

In this blog post we talk about the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) in your Subaru, ABS Deletes, and how the car is impacted when those signals are removed. What does ABS stand for? Anti-lock Brake System. The fastest way to stop a vehicle is to not slide (even if that's...

Neutral Position Switch and your Subaru Transmission Swap

In this blog post we break down what the Neutral Position Switch (NPS) does in a Subaru and how it can effect a transmission swap. No matter what type of transmission you put in (NA, turbo, or DCCD) the NPS will need to be updated if the NPS and ECU...

Plug Spotlight - DCCD Plugs

There are a few options for DCCD Controllers in a Subaru but what stays standard between controllers is the plugs. Don't go to the junkyard or splice in a corroded connector, purchase a new plug. It's always best to install new parts instead of used parts since they are more...