Agreed. I started this website wanting to "rice" my Loyale. didnt go so well, view it here: http://www.ultimates...t=100182&page=2
There are so many options for engines.
2.5Loyale has the EJ25 in his Loyale. I believe he said hes 3500 into his Loyale (including the $700 for the car) and he likes what was done.
Renob123 has the frankenmotor in his BRAT - EJ25 shortblock with EJ22 heads and although Ive never ridden in it, Ive seen it and heard it, and its mean.
EJ22 swapping is common as well.
As for RWD, hmm, havent seen anyone do that unless they muck up their front axles and use 4WD for the rear wheels.
I would have to say, if you plan to "drift" your Loyale and if you werent tight on money, Id say either learn quickly how to do the swap or pay someone in your area or close by (sorry, didnt look where you were located before posting this) to do the swap.
My plan for my EA82 is to keep it running until I have the money for the swap, but my hopes are:
FrankenMotor (will most likely have GD do the wiring if he can stand me that long
) with as much custom machining/parts as I can for max power.
AWD swap with 5 Speed and later possibly the 4.44 gearing from FXT
RX ground effects and hoodscoop and MR2 spoiler
Repaint (same color most likely)
KYB or Tein suspension
5 lug swap (and rear disc conversion)
Lowered suspension (mentioned above)
Etc. I mean I could go on, because I - A) cant afford a WRX
after wrecking a mitsubishi, my insurance rates for my EA82 are $240/month so I will not have a WRX until those are way down. C) Stock older cars that are maintained well dont catch attention as much as flashy new cars.
Just my .02, if you plan to go along with doing the swap, best of luck, and hope to see a build thread, but as mentioned, do PLENTY of research. In fact... I have another Swap forum for you to read...
let me see... http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=120746