Originally posted by Jonathan
As I understand it the 2.2 actually make its power in the more usable RPM ranges, and there is enough torque that Subaru sold this engine with the 3.9 to 1 final drive. (not to mention that the closed deck design of the 2.2 eliminates problems with the cylinder head gaskets).
Your thinking of the EJ22 Turbo Block. I'm pretty sure thats the only one that was closed deck. However I don't know that final drive ratios in the NA EJ22.