General talk about the Subaru Baja.
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hi I have a 03 non turbo baja and recently the headgasket started leaking. I am looking to do a turbo engine swap while im at it and was wondering what engines are plug n play, im not familiar with subaru engines and I did research but there are numerous variations of engines. I am looking for a plug n play turbo engine swap. I also do not mind getting a jdm engine either since they usually have lower miles. Will a 03 wrx turbo engine be a direct plug n play? I plan on keeping the automatic transmission since I use this as a shop car and others need to be able to drive it as well.
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It still applies in your case. If you want a turbo in your NA, you will have to basically swap the entire drive train, rewire the engine & all its components, and possibly swap the dash so the ECU communicates with the gauges properly. There is no direct NA-to-Turbo plug-and-play scenario for the Baja (or any Subaru that I'm aware of). Even the Classic/Sport & Turbo models have different drive trains (mainly final drive ratio) and certain parts cannot be swapped in between.
So to directly answer your question of a direct plug and play with an 03 WRX into your Baja...
No. Only another Baja EJ251 engine is direct plug-and-play. It is possible to swap it, but will require a lot of time, skill, and money.
I also found this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3391&p=18985