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'92 EJ22T & 5spd, into a '90 Legacy Wagon.....
Posted 20 September 2004 - 01:12 PM
My ideal Subaru is a '90 or '91 LSi Wagon, in dark Grey. Im sure most everything is straight forward, but im concerned with the wiring involved. I heard that the EJ22T is almost a direct bolt in for anything pre-94 with OBD1... but just how "bolt in" is it? I will have the entire Legacy Sedan with EJ22T to use for parts, and I assume the only major changes are the crossmember, ECU and of course engine/tranny.
Is there anything else I should prepare for durring the swap. What if the Wagon i find is an Auto?? Would it care if i put a 5spd in?
Posted 20 September 2004 - 06:47 PM
It's huge PITA.
Posted 20 September 2004 - 10:49 PM
Just a thought..
Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:32 AM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:18 PM
Thats pretty confusing, you wanna clear that up?
I have seen quite a number of likely cars for you in the past. Of course if you are looking for one none will be available until until you stop looking........
I think I found my candidate. Its a '91 LSi Wagon. Its at a local subaru shop and the owner sais the prev owner drove over a large rock or something, put a huge dent under the passenger side seat. The body is straight and I believe the engine is still good.
I spoke with the shop owner, who has like 4 Turbo Legacy's of his own, and he says the swap is pretty straight forward. The hardest part being the wiring. He told me if I have the donor car, the parts will bolt up. I know about the rear diff and everything, that im not conserned with. The fuel lines are something I didnt think of, but am not affraid of. My main concern being the wiring. He mentioned the 2 being completly different, but the '92 Wiring harness should swap over to the 91's body, and small stuff like headlights will need to be worked out.
CCR, I take your word over everybody elses. "It's huge PITA." holds more value than you might think. PITA is one thing, but possible is another. Maybe I can locate a Turbo Wagon and just plop my 5spd in, to get what i want.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:23 PM
It looks like you got lucky and found close to what you want.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:37 PM
This wagon is kinda beatup, but at the moment its the best price so far. LSi Wagon, Grey, $700... and it comes SMOGGED! I dont think i can beat that with a stick. Not to mention, if things dont go as planned, maybe I can have a N/A LSi Wagon and sell off the EJ22T to fund it.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:28 AM
boost sensor wiring(not too bad, search legacycentral and nasioc)
turbo exhaust(might as well get a custom 3")
get a 5mt car with a bad motor good body and swap the turbo engine only. unless you have a LSD rear, then make a 4.11 LSD out of it.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:38 AM
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