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Swapping the Er27 engine in my xt6
Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:07 AM
Has anyone done a conversion of this type before? Or does anyone know anything about the idea of swapping the ER27 for something more powerfull/ newer?
Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:22 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:40 AM
in general that rules out every single possible swap. so you'll have to define "minor". everything will require adapter plates or trans swaps to go with it and most importantly - wiring. simple solution to that is to pay someone $200 to do it for you, there's a couple folks that do it, but you have to also buy and find a wiring harness which isn't super easy since it's buried behind the dash too.
with minor modifications.
so again - you'll have to define "easy"
nate - i think you've seen all the swaps on subaruxt.com - there's a couple EG33 swaps, EZ30 swaps, a bunch of EJ turbo swaps.....there's a tons of them right on the XT6 forum.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:41 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:45 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:24 PM
I hadn't actually been to subaruxt.com yet...thanks for the link!
really? i guess i get confused who is where! yeah - there's multiple swapped engine XT6's over there.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:43 PM
The SVXs were made from '92-'97, and in fairly small numbers. but they were plagued with transmission problems, so parts cars can be had for a decent price if you're willing to go pick it up. And parts are valuable. A friend of mine bought a rusty SVX with transmission problems, kept the wiring and engine, and paid for a build Cusco WRX 5-speed with the profits from the partout. Now he has one of the fastest GCs I've ever ridden in.
IMO the EZ series engines are even better, but they are only 10 years old....which of course means more expensive. And since they were just Outbacks, the parts are not that valuable.
I'm not a big fan of the FT4WD drivetrain in the XT6s. But what is cool, is your transmission mount and front axles are a perfect fit for the new-gen 5-speeds. Get a version with a 3.9 axle ratio, and you won't even have to swap the rear diff. You'll have to modify the shift linkage a bit, and have the driveshaft shortened 2". But that's cheaper than an adapter plate, and you'll get a better clutch and true AWD.
Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:56 PM
Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:30 PM
craigslist works well but H6's aren't really seen often, though i just picked one up with a blown trans for cheap in excellent condition. i look almost every week and don't see them too often.
Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:59 PM
Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:17 AM
Thanks for the link! but I'm looking more for an EZ30d (idea compliments of Numbchux ) now. Too bad they're rare as hell =/
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