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#1 subieman666

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

So I have a 92 loyale aka Subie L. Jackson, who has a blown headgasket. So that sparked a thinking process of fixing it or making it better. I use to want to lift it but now i have realized that rally is becoming my next passion. So I got lucky yesterday and bought this car as the donor for this project. I am super excited to do this. Just need to find a build thread or member who has put a 2.7 in their loyale or gl wagon

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#2 86BRATMAN

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:30 AM

To be perfectly honest, an ej22 is going to be slightly easier to swap in, and probably cheaper in the process.  Along with being lighter and within 10-15 hp of the same output.  Not to mention the ej22 is damn near bulletproof, and newer technology to boot.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

That xt-6 looks nice, what's wrong with it?



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

... Just need to find a build thread or member who has put a 2.7 in their loyale or gl wagon

 

There are Some -few- of Us in USMB who did that Swap; mine lasted Ten Years, now is Wrecked;

 

and I must say that I Really Agree with 86BratMan, to do the ER27 swap isn't good Idea,

 

unless you build a "SubaruStein" like This:

 

LoyaleXT6-2.jpg

 

 

LoyaleXT6-1.jpg

 

 

But since many people -like you- asked more info about the Swap,

 

here I posted a Writeup on the Subject:

 

~► http://www.ultimates...2-to-er27-swap/

 

Maybe you find it Useful.

 

If that were my Choice, I'll fix the XT6 instead...

 

Kind Regards.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 25 February 2013 - 02:34 PM.


#5 subieman666

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

thx for the info loyale. i could swear i have seen that gl wagon with the xt6 front clip in i junk yard before. and its not just an engine swap i am doing the entire drive train including suspension also switching the dashes.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

GL wagon looks SWEET with the XT front clip.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

 its not just an engine swap i am doing the entire drive train including suspension also switching the dashes.

 

Suspension will swap over with no issues.

XT6 engine crossmember can be re-drilled to fit the EA82 chassis, but only if you do run the ER27 engine, as the holes for the engine mounts won't work with an EA82 Those holes are to far forward.. Can't say about an EJ's fitment.

ER27 can be dropped in, but radiator is the BIG issue there.

I'm running everything from an XT6 in my '88 Wagon, minus the motor and crossmember. Oh, and the dash...

Not 100% on it, but the curve of the XT6 dash is different than the EA82 bodied vehicles. Serious trimming may be involved there.

 

I have 2 ER27 engines sitting in my garage and so want to stuff one in one of the vehicles here.........



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

I am here for one reason and one reason only

 

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Suby L Jackson!  What a great name for a car



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

good luck buddy....  :popcorn:



#10 subieman666

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

yeah suby l. jackson is getting a mustache my little brothers suburban is call ron burbandy and has a mustache on the grill. and i understand it is going to be a pain. i have thought about throwing the front end of the xt6 onto my wagon but i dont care too much for the pop up head lights. one of the other things i am doing is parting out the xt6 for members on the forum because of the body parts and such. so if anyone has any requests just pm me and i will see what i can do. the xt6 has a blown headgasket apparently, but i have much looking to do. i already figured i was going to have to do fabrication and redrilling, already planned on not using the spare tire rack in the engine bay. will be posting pictures of my progress


Edited by subieman666, 27 February 2013 - 12:26 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:24 AM

I am currently lobbying for somebody to just purchase and save this xt-6 as a whole after it's engine and/or dash is removed. That thing looks practically mint. Dirty, maybe, but mint.

Don't get me wrong though, loving the idea of facing the challenge of getting a 2.7 in that GL, but damn that XT looks nice. :unsure:



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

if someone wanted to trade me a 2.2 car wrecked or something i would do that. the whole reason why i got the xt6 was because i want to do a whole swap engine trans diff and hubs so i can have a better selection of rally wheels and such. i know the er27 is a bad motor for parts and stuff. but its a starter motor for me and i usual go about things the hard way first. i get what you are saying though



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Seems a shame to break a perfectly good XT when there are loads of rusty Legacies and Forresters and Imprezzas to use as transplant doners... I'd think it would be better to restore the classic cars and use the plentiful moderns as doners or soon there'll be few classics left.  



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Wish I was closer, I'd trade you a legacy with everye for an ej swap. I want the 5lug swap stuff.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

Where you located at brat man?

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:24 PM


Where you located at brat man?

I'm in Maine

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

Yeah that sucks completely opposite side of the country.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:47 AM

http://www.ultimates...t6-for-your-ej/

Just wanted to show you what I was trying to help with bro.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

If you decide to sell that XT6 lemme know!



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:59 AM

Ruby I am going to sell the xt6 after I swap it the transmission and rear end for the five lug swap parts I need, and the put the parts I take off my Subaru on to the xt6 making it a 4 lug.

#21 Ruby Sue

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

what transmission will you be swapping in and how much will you be selling it for?



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:09 PM

swapping in the 5 speed out of my loyale, push button 4 wheel drive. 700$ if i fix the head gasket 800$



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

So it'll be front wheel drive with 4lug wheels?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:04 AM

No. Part time 4 wheel drive with 4 lug wheels. But after discussing with my co conspirators we are keeping the XT 6

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

alright sounds good






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