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88' GL-10t project!
Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:10 PM
For a little more background on the car,
It's an 88 GL-10t model with the EA82 turbo engine. There's only 97k miles on the odo and the car is mechanically in great shape. Unfortunately it was rear ended, so now I'm looking for a rear hatch, rear bumper, and left and right tail light assemblies; as well as front blinker lenses (if anybody has a parts car now would be the time to introduce yourself!)
I plan on lifting the wagon, doing a 6 lug mod, and running larger wheels/tires. Car came without a muffler (but it's more hip to say 'muffler delete') so I guess I'll just being going with a straight pipe as I kind of like the exhaust more.
Further down the line I have access to a 2.2 n/a motor that was pulled from a 93 legacy at about 110k. Engine swap anyone?
So does anyone have any questions/comments about the car? I'll be editing in pictures slowly, my p.c. recently took a crap so I'm doing everything via mobile.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:37 AM
Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:15 PM
150 hp is pretty lofty goal. they have 115 stock and can barely hold themselves toghether in that form. Up the boost and you'll be drinking coolant quickly. The heads crack into the exhaust port.
If it runs well now, keep it stock and save your money up for the EJ22 swap.
Dropping money into the EA82t is kinduv a waste. Do the minimum to keep it reliable (coolant hoses, timing belts, etc..) but don't try to "upgrade" it. You'll spend money to have your engine crap out sooner.
Drop in the EJ22 or even better a "frankenmotor" 2.5 block with the 2.2 heads and ECU and you'll be reliably at 150hp with no turbo.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:28 PM
Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:14 PM
Edited by GL10-T guy, 07 September 2013 - 05:47 PM.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:15 PM
Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:29 AM
since he's got the turbo crossmember already, why not a EJ20G? Yes, it's been done, but for 200 horse in stock form? Yes please... and they can be had relatively cheaply (usually come in some form of kit or swap setup with a trans and/or ECU..) Or piece a turbo setup together for a 2.2 or a 1.8 (those things LOVE to be turbo'd)
Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:45 AM
Hopefully I can get ahold of a new rear hatch and bumper... Preferably one without all the stupid stickers.
Edited by GL10-T guy, 08 September 2013 - 07:00 AM.
Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:16 PM
Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:19 PM
Edited by GL10-T guy, 10 September 2013 - 12:25 PM.
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