Looks like the EJ22 is a common swap option for 80's DL's. Does anyone know what the weight difference is between the EJ22 and EJ25? What about dimensions-much larger or same size? Here's why I'm asking: Going to replace my worn out EA82 with either of these 2 choices and looking at pros and cons both ways. I'd like to swap in a dual range 5spd at the same time and I don't know if there are problems doing so with the EJ25. I had a Forester with the bigger motor and loved the torque it had at low rpms, which is ideal for off road use. That's my intent-larger tires and mild lift to get ground clearance and traction as a good daily driver with decent off road capability. Not interested in building a monster truck, just good dual sport usage. I'm sure someone is asking "why do you want to do such a thing?"-my response? Because I feel like it! If this irks you, console yourself by listening to Barry Manilow on your 8 track in your AMC Pacer plastered with Walter Mondale stickers.
I know the EJ22 is bullet proof and has great power specs-I have access to both for my swap and would like good info before making the move. Is the power from the EJ25 overkill for such a light vehicle? Is the EJ22 a better match? I'd love to hear from those with actual experience, absolutely not
interested in hearing about how wonderful the EA82 is and "how dare you mess with perfection and desecrate Subaru's honor and legacy by bastardizing it with an engine swap in your earth-destroying selfish baby-killing lust for power and world dominance and anytime you modify an 80's Subaru God kills a kitten."
Edited by Natureboy, 18 December 2010 - 12:52 PM.
I felt like it, dammit.