Originally Posted by bugeyesubie2002
a few actually weight size constraints the LS1 is just heavier, the 13B engine is compact and can provide the target horse power and response requirements we are looking for. We want something reliable, that can provide a flat torque band. The LS1 is a great engine but just doesnt meet the ease of maintenance requirements we want this project to fit either. the ej25 would not be cost effective.
What is so hard to maintain about an LS1? Please enlighten me as I have owned four LSx powered vehicles and they have been nothing short of a joy to maintain.
The LS1 is heavier... by 40 pounds. You're right though, the extra four liters of displacement probably isn't worth it.
You want something with a flat torque band, so you chose a rotary motor over an LS1? Is that some kind of joke?
And yeah, putting a 13b into a Subaru is way more budget-friendly than an EJ25x.