Originally Posted by Matt Monson
Under Federal Law you cannot put an engine that is older than your chassis into the car. If you have to go through emissions where you are, they will flag the Ej22t. Also, in stock form it is a turd. Makes 20hp more than your current NA engine.
If you want to swap in a turbo, plan to rewire/merge like any other swap in this forum. I suggest you go over to the Normally Aspirated forum and look for the High Compression Frankenstein thread. Might give you some new ideas that you haven't considered yet...
I actually don't have to go through emissions where I live. (One benefit from living in a tiny town) ^w^ I'm still considering the swap, but I have had more people suggest to me to do a 02-03 WRX motor swap into my car, and I know it's gonna be a big project, but that's just the kind of thing I want. It would be my first swap that I've ever done. I'm excited!