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#51 Gloyale


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:33 PM

84 GL wagon 4spd D/R 4wd
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Newly installed EJ18 from 95? Impreza. ECU, intake and harness from a 93 Legacy.
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redrilled rhe original EA81 flywheel for EJ. AA copy adapter plate.

SPFI air cleaner and air tube used with ABS plastic and extra legacy intake to make CIA/Snorkle.
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Off the shelf radiator hoses to make the adaption from EA rad to EJ and extra length for 6" lift. I got a good pic of the goodyear part#. These hoses would likely work for a 4 inch lift too.

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EJ and EA Alt harnesses mated. Sodlered a pigtail on the EJ harness to plug EA body wires into.

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EJ fan control interupted and run through Double Throw W/center off switch controling ground side of fan relay. Fan can be defeated, Turned on, or ECU controlled depending on this switch.

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Edited by Gloyale, 30 January 2010 - 07:07 PM.

#52 SoobieDoo


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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:21 PM

Board Member: SoobieDoo
Engine: '94 EJ22
Chassis: '86 GL Wagon
Tranny: EA82 DR 5-speed
Other: 4/3" SJR lift, 6-lug conversion, 27" AT2's on 15" Nissan steels, SJR adapter plate, welded diff, custom tow bar/bumper, lights, CB, etc.
Future plans: Legacy seats, 2.25" cat-back exhaust into glasspack, custom roof rack, more lights, rear bumper...it never ends. :grin:

#53 Turbone


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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:13 PM

You can finally add me to the list :banana:

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92 EJ22T
RX Tranny (till it grenades)

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#54 Mr. Brat

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:01 AM

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85 Brat
95 EJ18
93 EJ22 intake
92 EJ22 harness & ECU
86 d/r 5 spd
homemade 4" front 3 1/2" rear lift
6 lug conv.
SJR adaptor
2" exhuast to magnaflow single in dual out
XT6 clutch
rear disk brakes
Lots of other custom stuff done

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#55 renob123


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:03 AM

I suppose I should be on here too now:

Engine: '91 EJ22
Chassis: '85 Brat
Tranny: EA82 5-speed D/R
Suspension: KYB struts/shocks, Whiteline rear swaybar
Other: STI motor mounts, rear disc brakes, redrilled hubs, EA81 turbo engine crossmember (which means I should start trying to turbo it), K&N cone filter on a Vibrant MAF adapter, probably a lot more that I can't think of right now


#56 Mr. Brat

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

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#57 Gloyale


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:14 PM

Revised:  This car has been Totaled.  Loaned it to a friend for a while and this is what he did to it.  head on into a Tree at 40mph

Original car: 89 GL Turbo Fulltime 4wd Auto (4EAT)
EJ Engine: 96 Legacy Outback 5mt (EJ22 single port)
Trans: 5 spd S/R 4wd from Loyale.
Other notables:
-Full OBD II capability retained
-Cruise Control computer, pump, and throttle cable from EJ harness retained, and mated to the GL's original cruise buttons (GL's dealer installed cruise kit stopped working after the flood)
-Temp gauge corrected with 275 ohm, 1/4 watt resitor
-Impreza Intake boot with cone filter on MAF sensor.
-EJ (90 Legacy) radiator
Pics to come


Here is the replacement.


86 GL wagon.  Started life with no options, 4wd, in Afgan-Army beige.



Using the same 96 ECU, intake, and harness from the crashed car. 


94 EJ22 with fresh rebuild (rings, bearings, valve grind)

9? JDM EJ20 heads with Roller/solid rockers.  Ported intake and ported/polished exhaust.

96 Outback 4.11 Manual AWD trans, custom crossmember and driveline.

EJ cruise adapted to EA buttons.  Heated seats from 96 Outback.


Other goodies include 2" HighGuys lift, 205/70/15 on redrilled Yota rims, Rear disc brakes, XT turbo Swaybars front/rear, Swing out spare tire mount, Custom 2 tone "Outback Limited" paint and badging.

Edited by Gloyale, 01 May 2013 - 10:00 AM.

#58 Gloyale


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Posted 15 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

tgscw420's ride

The not lifted 81 in this picture.

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And here is the EJ. 91 Legacy engine/harness/ECU. Fully rebuilt with new bearings, rings, and seals.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:03 AM

engine:EJ25 DOHC Engine
chassis: 1994 impreza
drive: 1994 subaru 2wd m.t.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:05 PM

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Engine: OBD1 EJ22 (91 Legacy)
Chassis: 1988 GL Wagon
Tranny: EA82 Dual Range 5spd
Other: 4" SJR Lift with drilled hubs on 14" mazda wheels.

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#61 loyalechile


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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:10 PM

Body: '87 GL coupe
Engine: '92 Legacy EJ22T
Trans: '98 Impreza 3.9 5-speed NA
Interior: '05 STi seats
Exterior: RX bodykit, soon to be widebodied
Suspension: Combination of Impreza, XT6, RX and aftermarket
Wheels: Enkei RPF-1s in 17x8, 45mm offselt, 5x100
Tires: Toyo Proxes 4 215/45R17
Other: FWD auto -> 5-speed swap. Before EJ swap, had SPFI motor swap, RX gearbox, RX rear subframe with LSD

pics,,, send to my e-mail.. moises.ortegah@gmail.com

bye friend from Chile...

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:45 PM

Body: 1997 Legacy L Wagon
Engine: JDM EJ20h Twin Turbo
Trans: JDM 4spd Auto with electronic locker (will be swapping out for WRX 5spd)
Rear Diff: 4.11 with Limited-Slip
Susp: H&R Progressive rate lowering springs on Tokico struts
Exhaust: Modified HKS 3" cat-back with resonator from Lancer EVO VIII
Interior: RHD swap without airbags, and soon a Rally-America approved cage
Exterior: JDM BG projector headlights and fog lights, JDM BG side skirts, and JDM Zero inner-structure bumpers (about 60lbs lighter total).

Lots of other mods on the way.

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#63 LeoneTurbo


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:44 PM

Body: 1984 EA81 4WD Leone Estate Van
Engine: 1748cc hybrid EJ16/EJ20 block with EJ22T heads and TF035 turbo
Engine management and wiring: JDM 1998 WRX EJ20G Wagon
Power and torque rating: 180 HP, 185 lb-ft
Trans: 1994 Impreza 3.900 D/R 5MT
Rear diff: 3.900 with LSD
Interior: '05 STi seats, trimmed in beige skai
Suspension: EA81T front crossmember, front Bilstein PS9 adjustable shocks for 2003 WRX, custom springs, rear KYB shocks, Crossbred Performance 5-lug conversion kit
Brakes: Legacy 1-pot caliper vented discs front, JDM Forester S/Tb vented discs rear
Wheels: steel 14 inch, white powder coated, 55mm offset, 5x100
Tires: 185/60R14

It's all there, just waiting for the body to return from the welder!

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:34 AM

Body 1985 gl
Engine 1991 legacy 2.2
Transmission ea82 dr 4wd
Suspension 2" self-made
Wheels 14" pugs with 28"ssr tires, 15" pugs with 205/75 grabber at2

Other r160 3.9lsd, rear discs, sjr adapter, wiring by suberdave, extensive help from thescoobie.

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#65 keltik


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:51 AM

I believe this qualifies me to post here: :banana:

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Engine: EJ22 with Weber 32/36
Chassis: 1979 DL Hatchback
Tranny: EJ16 Impreza FWD 5 Speed
Other: Using EA Alternator and EJ18 carb manifold and distributor

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:51 PM

Body: '79 GL wagon
Engine: '93 Legacy EJ22T
Trans: '88 loyal 3.9 5-speed D/r, p/t
Interior: Nothing but 2 seats and 2 15" Pyle Subs
Exterior: fender flares
Suspension: 4" lift, gl-10 discs all around
Wheels: custom 5x100 adapters to fit 15" Fiero spider wheels
Tires: General grabber A/T
Other: LSD rear, Custom crash bars front & rear, 3000lb winch

Pics please? I'm looking to start a similar project. I have a 78 4x4 wagon that i'm looking to put an EJ22 and a 5sp D/R into. any hints/pictures/advice is welcome.


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:31 PM

Body: 1997 Impreza Outback Sport
Engine: Franken Motor Hybrid (2.2 heads on 2.5 block)
Other Mods: 1998 Legacy Outback Struts, Disc brakes, tires and wheels, sway bars and frame lift blocks.
Mods in the works: 5speed dual range swap, welded rear diff, 3.90 LSD rear diff swap

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:58 PM

Great write up, thanks!

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:15 AM

Body: 1992 Loyale Wagon
Engine 1993 legacy 2.2 (Harness stripped by Suberdave)
Transmission: 5sp ea82 4wd
Suspension: King Springs with KYB GR2's
Wheels: Stock Motion Wheels for now. I need to burn them up so I can rationalize new tires for the 14" pugs steelies in my basement.
Other: GL-10 rear discs.

The final product is worth it.

#70 MilesFox


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:34 PM

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Engine: 01 impreza ej223 and OBDII harness, ej22e intake boot/mpfi cover/alt/ps
Chassis: 1986 GL Coupe Runabout 3-door FWD 5spd 1.8 ea82 Hitachi
Tranny: 89xt6 Full-Time 4wd center lock/ea82 flywheel
Other: 89xt6 suspension/axle/brakes. Slotted rotors.
xt6 airbox and dummy maf. ej22 hose cut to fit. Hole made for MAP sensor

Factory fit!
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:20 AM

I guess im allowed to post here now too!

Body: '92 Loyale wagon
Engine: '00 Legacy/Outback EJ251
Trans: '89 5 Spd D/R
Interior: Stock minus rear seatbelts due to rust, 2 seater.
Exterior: custom safari rack w/ custom gutter mounts, added lighting.
Suspension: 2" lift, BOSS (Bill Ohmlin), Crossmemeber lowered 1" or so with 2000 outback crossmember blocks.
Wheels: 14" Pug Alloys
Tires: General grabber A/T
Other: Exhaust: Impreza UEL Header, stock ej25 cats, followed by a glasspack (24") and a bend to exit the exhaust out front of the rear wheel, soon to exit both sides at the same place.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

I'm sure I can post here :)

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EJ22 with a weber carby and a escort dizzy

5 speed single range AWD liberty box

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#73 kanurys


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:56 PM

I am just doing finishing tweaks on my swap:

1987 GL wagon
4" SJR lift
15" AA rims
Rear disk swap
EA82 FI fuel pump

1999 Impreza Outback Sport donor:
Phase II EJ22
Y-pipe, cats
2.25" cat-back exhaust with resonator and Borla Pro XS
EJ harness with EJ Main and Fuel Pump relays and computer
EJ Main Fuse box powering Chassis

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#74 Gloyale


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:44 AM

My GF's "new" 91 Loyale


EJ18 engine, harness, ECU.  All from 94 Impreza Donor car.


EA single range 4wd stuffed into a EJ 5spd case.  EJ clutch and flywheel, no adapter.


I'm very happy with this install....very clean. 


A/C compressor not hooked up yet, but soon....need some adapter lines made to fit EJ pump to EA condensor.


I drilled a 2" hole with a hole saw though the blank where the JDM steering wheel column would be.  Ran all the wiring through that hole using Grommet from the Impreza.


Other mods to the car include 185/70/14 tires on redrilled Nissan rims.  86 GL-10 height adjusting seats.  Home made Trailer hitch.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:41 PM

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Engine: 1997 Legacy EJ22E
Chassis: 1991 Loyale Wagon (3AT 4wd)
Tranny: 89 JDM 5speed/Dual Range EA
Other: Inferno Fab (Sube101) UEL single port header, 2-1/4" exhaust. Five Lug: Impreza Front Struts, Spindles, 93 Impreza FWD 5MT axles, rear XT6 hubs/disc brake


see my build thread for the rest of the info.

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