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legacy L engine swap

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#1 hippienecklegacy

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:00 PM

just looking for some food for thought, im wanting to do a engine/ 5 speed tranny swap into my 1996 legacy L with a EJ22, what would be the best engine to swap in that can be turboed? ive read a couple posts on here saying the EJ25 is the best option to swap in, but just thought i would ask again. 

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:27 PM

2.2 if your going to throw on a turbo. It is a very strong engine and can deal with some abuse. Don't know where you saw the 2.5 to be turboed with its weak head gaskets and open decks.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:30 PM

quite a project. Be sure the final drive of the new tranny matches your rear diff - or just get the entire drivetrain and motor and ecu from a WRX.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:43 PM

thanks guys. from what nipper said sounds like i will keep the original engine and find a 5 speed tranny from another Legacy with the same engine. 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:55 PM

How many miles on your engine? If it is up in miles you really dont want to turbo it.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:28 AM

its got under 200 000 but im not entirely sure because when i got it the odometer didnt work and then started working again once i started driving the spoob out of it. 



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

Way too many miles to put a turbo on that engine, you will get blowby the first time you step on the gas and spin up the turbo.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:08 AM

i reckon i need a new plan then. theres a subi engine sittin at the shop i work at ill have to see whats up with it. ill get back with ya when i find out about it. thanks for the advice.







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