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Old 06-26-2003, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default got my new 2.2l turbo

I picked up a 2.2 liter turbo motor from a legacy. I got the engine, turbo, larger radiator, full wiring harness, uppipe and downpipe for 900 dollars. My main question is for anyone who has swapped one of these into their cars. I have a 95 L and if anyone could give me any suggestions. He said the only thing i will need is a crossmember. Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-26-2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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What kind of horsepower is that engine capable of?
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Old 06-26-2003, 12:19 PM   #3
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thats a pretty good price . .there are a few around that have done it ..
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:27 PM   #4
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James,

well for starters, u need to make sure fuel delivery is ideal, so make sure u have the right fuel pump. do u have the ECU? if not, you'll need some electronics to map the fuel delivery because you're 1.8 ECU is programmed for one-dimensional fuel delivery. do u have the exhaust manifold with the uppipe? if not, you'll need that, make sure u get the right setup if you're single or dual port. you'll need the rest of the legacy exhaust to bolt onto the downpipe. are u running any intercooler? also, if this is the VF10 turbo, you cant run more than 15 psi, so make sure u have proper boost control also. good luck.

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Old 06-26-2003, 03:44 PM   #5
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oh yeah, and i forgot. when u get the crossmember, make sure u get a swaybar that will work with it. that'd be either the legacy turbo sway bar or the JDM GC8 turbo sway bar.

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Old 06-27-2003, 12:26 AM   #6
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why i thank you very much brent. You werent supposed to see this because i didnt want anyone around to know. But you seem to know a lot. Maybe you can help with a few steps of the process. I have the entire exhaust and intake system with ecu and ALL wiring harnesses. I do not have an intercooler yet but am getting one. thanks.


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Old 06-27-2003, 01:54 AM   #7
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alright, looks like you're pretty much set to go. all u need is the crossmember with the swaybar, fuel pump, intercooler and all the hoses, and the BOV. make sure u use a circulating valve for the MAF. does the ECU control to wastegate? im gonna assume its a VF10. if the ECU doesnt, you'll need a boost controller. if u still have my cell number, call me up next week to come over and check it out and i'll make you a list of everything, if not, just PM me. later.

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Old 06-27-2003, 09:34 AM   #8
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Cool. I dont think i still have your cell but i will pm you later.
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:40 PM   #9
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I just did this in my 95 impreza. Wiring diagrams are a must have as well as patience. You will also need the legacy cooling fans and recovery tank. Dont get a USDM wrx intercooler b/c its too big. Few have made it fit but you must ditch or reroute the a/c and the endtank rubs the firewall. Go to the intercooling forum at www.legacycentral.org to see some of their setups. Be prepared for some minor things to come up as well; they always do.

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Old 07-07-2003, 09:03 PM   #10
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I just did this in my 95 impreza. Wiring diagrams are a must have as well as patience. You will also need the legacy cooling fans and recovery tank. Dont get a USDM wrx intercooler b/c its too big. Few have made it fit but you must ditch or reroute the a/c and the endtank rubs the firewall. Go to the intercooling forum at www.legacycentral.org to see some of their setups. Be prepared for some minor things to come up as well; they always do.

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u can cut a little of the throttle body and intercooler to make it fit, no biggie at all
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:51 AM   #11
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i have an ej22T in my 95 legacy. if you are going to do any mods do them now, while the motor is out. go to www.rslibertyclub.org and look for a v2 sti air to air ic, its the easiest way to ic an ej22T. also look into getting some type of aftermarket ecu. your car will run with the 1.8 ecu but it will be so damn rich that unbrunt fuel will come out of your exahust.


get a downpipe for a wrx. the legacy turbo dp has a big cat on it. this cat heats the motor up a great deal. look into the hks its only about 150 and has done good for all of the legacy turbo guys.


i am having a harness made so that i can plug the ej22T ecu into my 95 harness, this is the easiest way to do it but not the best. its very expensive, many signals have to be changed and redone.

is it an auto? if so look into getting a tcu from a legacy turbo. your car will hold shift points for much longer then needed with this motor.

good luck and have fun.
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:31 PM   #12
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i forgot to add, no mater what you do you will be running 6 lb of boost because the waste gate spring is set to 6. so even if you dont run a boost controller you will still be able to get 6 psi.
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Old 07-10-2003, 01:01 PM   #13
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thats a minimum of 6psi ... not a max..

althought you may be able to bend the actuator to open sooner and reduce boost more...

any wrx intercooler 93-96 will do
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I just did this in my 95 impreza. Wiring diagrams are a must have as well as patience. You will also need the legacy cooling fans and recovery tank. Dont get a USDM wrx intercooler b/c its too big. Few have made it fit but you must ditch or reroute the a/c and the endtank rubs the firewall. Go to the intercooling forum at www.legacycentral.org to see some of their setups. Be prepared for some minor things to come up as well; they always do.

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Jim has since installed teh USDM WRX intercooler with minor issues. It works well. It's now running 10 PSi on the stock Legacy turbo & runs like a champ! I'm sure the HKS DP & Stromung 3" catback help!
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Old 07-17-2003, 11:27 AM   #15
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Man guys, Thanks for all the help and info. Im thinkin it should go smoothly since I have some people helping me including a kid that had one in his car for a short period of time. Thanks again.

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oh yeah, and i forgot. when u get the crossmember, make sure u get a swaybar that will work with it. that'd be either the legacy turbo sway bar or the JDM GC8 turbo sway bar.

Brent
A USDM WRX wagon swaybar should work, too. Might be a little easier to find as well.

- Trent
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Old 03-30-2005, 04:47 PM   #17
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Question questions on old thread

front sway bar were they talking about with the legacy 2.2t crossmember?

What happens if I have a custom kit that has a custom downpipe utilizing my existing crossmember (1.8).. if I put an ej22t block in will I still need that cross member?

Please answer both questions
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:44 AM   #18
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The swaybar, you can use any of the WRX front swaybars.

2nd question, you can still use your crossmember with the EJ22T block.
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