The EJ22T is good for 160 hp, and 181ft/lbs of torque. The max stock boost is 8.7 psi, regulated by a less than adequate electronic boost soleniod.
Don't be fooled by these low output numbers, the 2.2T has a closed deck block with forged crank and rods. The pistons were cast
, but coated. It has been reliable up to 300 whp (I wouldn't push it though)
At 15 psi for eight months, a fellow tech is starting to have problems with the 2nd gear synchronizer (what new
).-even the turbo tranny will need work (if you want to fly).
The AWD conversion isn't that bad, as long as you have the tools, lift, etc. The frame is built to accept AWD, but the gas tank will be a problem. You'll need a split tank, to have clearance for the driveline. The fuel level sending unit on split tanks is different, so keep that in mind. Get the complete rear end if possible, brakes, struts, lateral links, everything. This will considerably help install, so what if you have extra parts?!?!?
Also, try to get a 91 SS rear diff. It was the only year that the viscous LSD was stock. The gear ratio is 3.9:1, you MUST use a 3.9:1 tranny for this to work.
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