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My new project... :)

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#1 1997reduxe


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hey all.

Here's my new Sube project.


Pretty nice for 700 bucks, of course there's no engine and the front's been damaged...

But still, great interior, only 134K, so I can't wait to get to work on it.

My only question is, it's a 2000 Legacy that had a 2.5 in it.

Can you put the more modern H6 or 6 cyliner engines in this vehicle,

or that's pretty much a fantasy?

Just wondering if it's possible, while I'm shopping around for an engine.


Any feedback welcome.


#2 matt167


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

You can, but I'm not sure on the wiring. I personally do not think the H6 is a worthwhile upgrade. You could do a 2.2L from 1999-2001 along with the 2000+ 2.5L. Also I think 1998+ SOHC Forester 2.5's will work but I could be wrong on that

#3 ShawnW


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:32 PM

You could buy a wrecked 2001 Outback and gut the whole car and move everything from the one car into the other resulting in(if you wish) a lifted sedan with the bigger motor.   But that would be about the only way I can see to do it in a reasonable cost manner.  I would just fix this car up.  

#4 Fairtax4me



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:13 PM

Feasible but H6s are expensive and you need all of the wiring, control module, and probably the trans and rear diff. Basically need a whole parts car.

SOHC 2.5 for that car is a reliable engine and they aren't terribly expensive anymore. Should be able to find one for $500-$800. Pop it in with a new TB and go.

#5 1997reduxe


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

thanks for the help.

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