Originally Posted by EcksJay
What sort of power would I be looking at? I'm sure that I could find a shortblock relatively easy. In fact, I found a complete 2001 2.5 engine w/55k for little more than $500. Also, what would my CR be? anything else I should know?
I don't know what kind of power that would equal. With 1.75" exhaust (stock 2.5 size) maybe 175 crank? Just throwing a number out there... it will feel peppy for sure.
I wish I knew teh CP ratio.... but I don't know that either. There's some good info in this thread : (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ion+ratio+ej25
), and there are a few people on these boards that have done the swap before. Maybe its posted somewhere in the NA forums. Try PM'ing Matt Monson - I suspect he could tell you the CP ratio too.
As for the motor, thats a good price, I just sold my '98 EJ25 w/ 60k for $500. All you really want, though, is the shortblock - worth maybe $300.