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alter_ 09-07-2019 04:38 AM

Alter's 2005 H6 Swap
 
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Hey Everyone, Alter here from rs25. I wanted to keep my build threads in the proper places and saw we had a sister site.

I have already started on the swap I will do a quick picture break down of what i have done and where i'm currently at.

First I needed to get a donor car (only $400!!)
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Not knowing what I needed I strip the ENTIRE harness out of the outback
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Then the 2005 needed to be gutted to start the wiring merge
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I began the conversion from drive by wire to drive by cable. This wasn't terribly tough but it can be a bit of a hassle if your can't get the bolts behind this little plate. Which then you gotta balance and hold in place .. it wasn't fun but completely doable. Don't forget you have to drill a hole to route the cable through the firewall.

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At this point its wiring harness work which is a bit overwhelming but i have a few people giving me pointers on how to tackle this beast.

https://i.imgur.com/gEgpSOH.png

alter_ 09-07-2019 02:58 PM

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And still the harness haunts me

https://i.imgur.com/TYGkis1.png

alter_ 09-15-2019 10:36 AM

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Notice the power steering was reused from the 2005. Just simply tap 2 new holes and mount using 10mm bolts.

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alter_ 09-15-2019 11:33 AM

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alter_ 10-08-2019 07:28 PM

first start was tonight - however we are battling some fuel pump not wanting to turn on gremlins :D soon we should have a running vehicle

alter_ 10-12-2019 05:05 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBKuL3p757s

alter_ 10-13-2019 03:42 PM

first drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daJwZKUAelU


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