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Old 01-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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I have been wondering if it is possible to convert my 2006 Legacy SE into a GT. If anyone has any tips or information on where to find the parts, hit me up. I'm definatley interested.

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Currently has an Automatic Transmission, and everything is stock.

I want this to be a Daily JDM Monster. Thanks for the help!

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Old 01-18-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:51 AM   #3
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Welcome.

That's a 2.5i Special Edition, no?

If so, just don't.

Is it possible to do a conversion?

Certainly, yes.

But is it worth the trouble, when you can just go out and -BUY- a turbocharged 2.5GT?

No, it's not worth the trouble.

If you really want a GT, save your money and get the GT.

This is a question that's been asked since the earliest days of when a NA variant was introduced side-by-side with its factory turbocharged variant. The answer has always been the same.

Yes, it's possible. But it'll be a money- and time-investment heavy project, and the end product is more often than not less-than the factory counterpart.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:13 PM   #4
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I guess you are right. Is it pretty time consuming and expensive to do a full sti swap?
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Right now, it all comes down to the fact that I want to build my car. I want to be able to look at it every day and say, "I did that."

The money will come. I just need the know how.
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If that's the case, then by all means, go for it! And I certainly wish you the best of luck, too!

There have been 2.5GT 5MT to STi/STI 6-speed swaps on LegacyGT.com, as well as the ubiquitous 2.5GT motor to STi components upgrade, but I don't recall any 2.5i to GT/STi/STI upgrades. That said, I also confess to not having been fully active in the community for the last 5 years or so. :redface:

Certainly, I think that both of those types of conversions should be helpful to you, but there's still a lot to explore.

Best of luck! I can't wait to see your final product!!!!!
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