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Need Opinions--EJ20 vs. EJ25
Posted 09 September 2004 - 04:02 PM
Posted 09 September 2004 - 04:06 PM
the 2.0 is a closed deck design so its head gaskets aren't vulnerable to defective design, but may be to how you drive with a turbo .. and if you truly mean light offroad use, then it won't matter with the turbo.
if it were me and the 2.5 did NOT have the HG issue, i'd choose that for offroading, otherwise i'd choose the 2.0 turbo as i don't think it'll affect what you do too much.
Posted 09 September 2004 - 04:09 PM
id say 2.0 turbo action!
Posted 09 September 2004 - 04:54 PM
Posted 09 September 2004 - 05:02 PM
2.5 = potential headgasket problems
Posted 10 September 2004 - 08:33 AM
Posted 10 September 2004 - 10:07 AM
Go with the EJ251 for off road. The EJ20G is a closed deck engine, good for 400 hp on stock internals. But its powerband is NOT good for off road...read power come son at 3k+. Power on the EJ251 is there around 2k.
Posted 10 September 2004 - 12:39 PM
Posted 10 September 2004 - 01:24 PM
funny thou.................but no
Posted 10 September 2004 - 07:20 PM
Posted 10 September 2004 - 10:27 PM
Posted 11 September 2004 - 04:38 AM
I thought the EJ25 went to closed deck after 99 or was that the EJ20?
EJ20G/22G is closed deck. EJ207/257 is semiclosed. All the rest are open deck.
Posted 11 September 2004 - 04:47 AM
also the na ej25's ARE notorious for headgasket problems
Posted 11 September 2004 - 04:49 AM
the ej207 is open. There are only two closed decks, 22g and 20g, and one semi, 257
205 is the "world turbo EJ20" and its the US spec WRX engine - open deck. the 207 is the version 7+ STi engine. It IS semi. Same as the 257 block...just less displacement.
When they moved from the GC...they dropped the 20G for both lines - WRX/STi - and gave the STi a new block, the 207. Semi closed. Good for about 400-450 hp. The WRX got the 205, good for 350 MAX.
I heard stories that it had something to do that ppl tohught i was not right that you could buy a cheap rump roast WRX and hop it up to be faster than an STi on the stock engine...so they changed that. BIG time. Now the STi is faster unless you do an engine swap in a WRX.
207 is semi.
Posted 11 September 2004 - 04:58 AM
There is only one semi closed block, 257. If you'd like to disprove me please post a picture, or a factual link. I'll gladly eat my words.
Posted 11 September 2004 - 05:40 AM
pass the ketchup
Everyone learns something at 3 am! I still read that spdusa page over and over from time to time...
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