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Aloha from Eastern Tennessee

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#1 MetricMuscle



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:35 PM

So glad to have found this awesome website.


I have a 1973 VW Baja Bug project.

This will be a woods buggy for tight hilly woods which are rocky, rooted, rutted and slow to mid pace speed.  Not a rock crawler nor a high speed desert buggy.

The plan-

- Use a Subaru engine and automatic transaxle mounted mid-engine driving just the rear wheels.

- 1997 Subaru Legacy looks to be the likely victim err....donor car candidate.

- EJ22 and 4EAT.


I'll be perusing the Off-Road section and searching as much as possible.  Any good advice, tips or other info will be greatly appreciated.

#2 crazyhorse001


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

A 97 with an auto is most likeley an EJ25.
You may wanna hunt a 96 back 5spd, or impreza for an EJ22. Dont discount the EJ18 either, they're torquey, and do better on fuel.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

Not true crazyhorse, my 97 Legacy is was an auto when it began life, and it's definitely an ej22 car. You're thinking of an outback or legacy gt.

#4 Olnick


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

And Aloha to you, East Tennessee!  Funny, I saw your thread title for nearly a week before I noticed the "incongruity" of it.


My wife is from a small town just outside Knoxville--still have a lot of family in the area--but we've lived in Hawai'i for nearly 50 years.


So welcome to the USMB, a place brimming with Pono.

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