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ej20r in a 89 DL


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#1 Ionstorm66

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Could I install a EJ20R into my 89 DL 4 door? I would be installing a Megasquirt on it, and I can get the motor and tranny for cheap.

#2 Skylar

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

Idk, can you ? Lol. You can do just about anything you want to a car, depending on your mechanical knowledge & how much $$$ you're willing to spend .... Do a little research, I'm sure some people have put EJ20s into their Gl/DL.

#3 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

Welcome. It's been done I'm sure. Somewhere, someone put the 300HP WRX engine in a GL. I think it snapped 3 axles in it's first 20 miles or something like that.

 

If you're looking for a good power upgrade, most will probably steer you toward an EJ22 swap for simplicity and reliability. Personally, I wouldn't want much more power than that in a GL without beefing up axles etc to match. If you've got a killer deal on that motor, I'm sure it can/has been done. Adapter plates are offered for sale. Do lots of research!



#4 MilesFox

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

nstalling it with the bellhousing is similar to all the ej swap posts on here. You will want a crossmember from a turbo car, or cut out a space to allow for the up pilpe. There are examples, it has been done with many different engines.



#5 Quidam

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

Could I install a EJ20R into my 89 DL 4 door? I would be installing a Megasquirt on it, and I can get the motor and tranny for cheap.

Which DL series are we talking about here? Sedan?

 

It's been done by a member of this board.into a Loyale type wagon. He had a lift...dropped the engine cradle enough to fit the two turbos.

 

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:14 PM

Here's a link on the 300HP wagon. Probably some info to be gained.

 

http://www.ultimates...e-300-hp-wagon/






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