Pretty sure it will bolt up, I believe the cable and electronic ones are just different lengths. I'd probably stick one of those nice TGV-less new style 2.5i intake manifolds on with a cable throttle body.Pretty simple, really. The engine is going into a different car. When I bought the XT (as salvage- it's pretty thoroughly totaled) I'd originally planned on swapping the OEM ECU over with the motor, but now that I've had a chance to look over all of the electronics involved with it, I've decided to ditch the OEM ECU and convert to an aftermarket unit. This obviously requires the use of a conventional cable-operated throttle plate.
I'm really hoping that they kept the bolt pattern and other accoutrements the same, and that I can grab the TB off of an older Soob and connect it to this manifold. It won't be the end of the world if I have to fabricate an adapter, but simple is always good if you can get away with it.
So I guess the question, from my point of view, is what year and model combinations I should be looking for? I assume that some (or all) of the WRX pieces will fit, but I have no idea when (if ever) they dropped the cable-operated throttle and went to electronic.Pretty sure it will bolt up, I believe the cable and electronic ones are just different lengths. I'd probably stick one of those nice TGV-less new style 2.5i intake manifolds on with a cable throttle body.