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Turboing a legacy


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#1 Bkillazrallying

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 07:53 PM

Is it possible to put a turbo in a 93 legacy that didnt come with the turbo engine originally? if so, is it even worth the hassle?

not that id actually do this anytime soon, but i was just curious.

Would it be easier to find an old dead turbo engine and drop that in and put a nicer turbo in? (after I kill this engine... I plan on being the last person to ever own this car...)

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 08:14 PM

It is possible but it is not worth it, a few things in a turbo engine are diffrent, lower compression pistons, some fuel management things, ECU etc

your best bet is to find a turbo engine and drop it in.

With a 93 legacy im assuming a EJ22 so any EJ turbo engine will more or less "drop" in and mate with your transmission.

I asked the same question a few months back....

here is my thread and the answers

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=18803

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 08:20 PM

thanks, i kinda figured it be easier to drop one thats already turbo'd in.

so any EJ engine will fit?
so in theory... a new STI engine would fit?

hmmmm the ultimate sleeper... muwhahaha

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 01:37 PM

so in theory... a new STI engine would fit?

hmmmm the ultimate sleeper... muwhahaha


Yes it most likely would "fit" wiring harness would need to be modified...
You would probabally want a STI ECU and also a six speed tranny.

Not to mention brakes and suspension to handle twice the horsepower and tourque so you dont fly off the road and die

Looking at a lot of money for that $10000 maybe

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:33 PM

Looking at a lot of money for that $10000 maybe

Cory



Thats still cheaper than 32000 for a new STI...

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 03:56 AM

Well thats if you can find the stuff used on ebay...then you would hope it was alive...or find a crashed out sti...if you could


thats the only way itd be 10000.....

i see you point though...i am doing an AT/MT swap in my car soon....and perhaps a 2.2 to 2.5 or 2.0T here soon

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 10:17 AM

Ya, its like completely chance that I find all that stuff...




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