So, what you guys are saying, is that a slightly tuned (lets say an up-pipe, decent exhaust, and an ECU reflash) EJ20 in the GC would be impressive? I guess what I'm worried most about losing, is the power that I have now below 1500 rpm. I can leave my car in 5th gear at 25mph and still get decent acceleration when I step on the gas. You can't do that in a WRX.
Will the lower gearing/weight of my car make the 2.0 'feel' better down low?
What I'm really looking for is the low-end that I have now, with some more juice after 3000rpm. I know that maybe the best route for my needs would be to turbo my existing motor, but I refuse to deal with a lot of tuning and reliability issues.
I realize that I'm comparing apples to oranges...
Please feel free to add to this. Thanks.
edit..... or should I be looking for something along the lines of a JDM EJ207?