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Complete R3/S2 drivetrain swap on my S1

Complete R3/S2 drivetrain swap on my S1

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:35 AM
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I bought the R3 because I was just tired of continuously trying and failing to resolve the issues with the S2 swapped car, so I decided it would be better to get an actual S2 car and just put S1 body panels on it along with the 19k original mile S2 drivetrain thatís in the swapped car when I get it back home (I may tear the 19k mile engine down and replace just the springs and gaskets as it has been sitting since 2011 though)

*Not a fan of the S2 look
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Well I feel lucky as hell today. While the R3 didn't come with s2 taillights or bumper I managed to find an S2 at a nearby junkyard with a perfect pair of taillights, so I pulled those and only paid $20 each. Also pulled the passenger front fender liner and rear trunk liner thing which were both missing on the R3 too. Taillights are for sale also and I'll be going back for rear seats (fronts weren't there) and stock intake box so I can rid of this stupid hot air intake garbage that's on the R3 now




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New(ish) upgrades for the R3: 2 new Nittos for the rear wheels, new (to me) junkyard R3 19” BBS wheel (that’s bent so will have to get that fixed), stock box intake to replace the hot air intake K&N power reducer so I can gain back those lost stock power donkeys, OBX header (not high quality, but better than stock I guess) and resurfaced stoptech slotted brake rotors which I’ve been wanting for a very long time

*Luckily not much came out of pocket for all of this (except the tires, but that’s because I bought them new locally and no one else had them), most of this I just traded the S2 taillights for (also got a pair of Shinka headlights with everything too - not sure what I'll actually do with them though)


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