Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Converting a 2.2 to a Turbo?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 OhChit

OhChit

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Chitville NJ

Posted 13 March 2004 - 08:53 AM

Hi.. Any of you guys know what components I would need to add a Turbo, or Supper Charger to my current 1994 Subaru 2.2.. By the way the engine is currently installed and running in a VW Beetle. Just curious what parts I need or if anyone has done this or if anyone has the items i need for sale.
Thanks Jon

#2 JonOfScio

JonOfScio

    OMGZ!!! HATCH ATTACK!

  • Members
  • 713 posts
  • Corvallis, OR

Posted 13 March 2004 - 09:02 AM

Well, you would probably want lower compression pistons, probably some good turbo cams, but if you really didn't want to touch your internals, you would need all of these:

Turbo ECU from a turbo car (WRX) *or* an aftermarket ECU because you're current NA ECU will have a fuel cut off, and when you get boost, you will need more gas than the pump will give. (lean out)
Possibly some higher flowing injectors, I don't know if EJ22 N/A and EJ22T cars use the same injectors or not.
turbo, intercooler, an oil cooler is a GOOD idea too.

What you would spend on the parts and everything to convert, you might as well buy an EJ20TT JDM engine off EBAY. A 2.0L DOHC jap engine with two turbos... I've seen them go as much as $1500 and as low as $900.

#3 JonOfScio

JonOfScio

    OMGZ!!! HATCH ATTACK!

  • Members
  • 713 posts
  • Corvallis, OR

Posted 13 March 2004 - 09:05 AM

oh, and for those who don't know, a JDM EJ20TT runs 280Hp.

#4 LegacyT

LegacyT

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts
  • Ottawa, Canada

Posted 13 March 2004 - 09:29 AM

you might want to swap in a Legacy turbo EJ22G (AKA EJ22T) from a 91-94 Legacy. ALthough most think their the same as the N/A models infact they are completely different: The EJ22G has a fully closed deck shortblock, its casted using a much different and higher density aluminium from N/A EJ22's. Crank bearings are shot peened, all internals are forged, except pistons which are pressure cast (stength lies in between cast and forged pistons). There are oil injectors to cool bottoms of the pistons. 8:1 compression ratio. The heads have differnt oil journals and fittings to send oil to cool the turbo. The EJ22G was built stronger than any current day wrx.

Mark,

#5 OhChit

OhChit

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Chitville NJ

Posted 14 March 2004 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for all of the help. You guys really know your Subaru's.. Now all, I've got to do is decide what and how to do it.
Jon




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users