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*!
* 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!
ej22 Performance Upgrades
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:02 PM
I keep seeing posts and articles saying this block, these heads for building power on a ej22 (NA). I would like to know what the easiest and best block combo would be. I've heard on other forums that ANY ej25 will fail head gasktes every 100k miles or sooner, and I keep hearing ej25 heads on ej22 block, and then throw in the difference between ej22E and ej22t, and then dual port and single port heads...it's just all so confusing.
My car needs more power, cut and dry. It is an 93 Legacy with a SOHC ej22 (NA) and produces a published 130hp at the crank. My first thought was to just drop in an ej25 to gain a quick 30hp (160hp), but the ej25's are VERY prone to head gasket failures...I need reliabiliy. I don't NEED 200+ hp (althught it would be nice), just 30-40 hp (for now). I read intake and exhaust would help, but by how much? And in the past, I worked at a Subaru dealer and was told by the lead mechanic that a wet air filter, like the K&N is NOT a good idea as the oil will kill the MAF. ANY thoughts on bolt-on's to get 30-40 more horses would be extremely welcome!!!! It is my daily driver so it cannot be down for more than a weekend or so.
And the reaosn for the needed hp is the car struggles badly going up the mountain passes here in Colorado...like down to semi speed. I need more power to get up them...or a tune or something.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:57 PM
Have you timed your 0-60? Are you getting decent MPG?
Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:54 PM
One thing you can try is removing the intake silencer(white jug in the passenger fender) as it gave me a bit more pull over 3k rpm.
If that doesn't help you can always get a set of delta cams for it.
As for the K&N filters fouling the MAF, I don't believe that for one second.
1. K&N put out a notice saying that their filters do not harm MAF sensors when properly oiled.
2. I have been running a K&N filter for over a year now with no problems.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:24 PM
Found it. Removed it. Wow
Edited by soobie_newbie67, 15 October 2012 - 01:56 AM.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users