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Old 06-25-2006, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default repost, but need to know EJ20 TT in GC8?

I know this has been asked a lot and Iíd did a search and saw all the posts but I need to know if the only thing to do to a gc8 (when swapping in a sti ej20dett) is change around the positioning of the steering lines to fit that motor?

Iím so sorry that this is a major repost but Iíve heard that all you have to do is change those lines even tho' Iíve heard that it wouldn't fit because of the right hand steering shaft being in the way of the driver side turbo, and if that is the only reason it wont fit then can the turbo('s) be moved by modifying the up/down pipes?

And yes there is such a motor, from a sti b4 legacy only in Japan and Europe.
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:01 PM   #2
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I know this has been asked a lot and Iíd did a search and saw all the posts but I need to know if the only thing to do to a gc8 (when swapping in a sti ej20dett) is change around the positioning of the steering lines to fit that motor?

Iím so sorry that this is a major repost but Iíve heard that all you have to do is change those lines even tho' Iíve heard that it wouldn't fit because of the right hand steering shaft being in the way of the driver side turbo, and if that is the only reason it wont fit then can the turbo('s) be moved by modifying the up/down pipes?

And yes there is such a motor, from a sti b4 legacy only in Japan and Europe.
whoa an EJ20DETT man I didn't know those existed. if you're going to say it does exist then atleast learn the right freaking code.
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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nobody really knows becuase nobody has done it. You are on your own. If it really is an STi engine it will be EJ20R, otherwise the twin turbos are mostly EJ20H. Also they werent only sold in Japan and Europe.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:55 PM   #4
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it has been done but is difficult

depends on who you talk to you either have to make a custom exhaust or move relocaet the vaccume dealie (box?) to make it clear the LHD steering colum


basicly its not bold on an
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:20 PM   #5
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well....wouldn't it be SO wonderful if we did have the EJ20DETT...heheheh j/k

if you happen to get the front clip, it'd be possible to do the conversion. But it'd be more efficient to run a single turbo setup. The twin stock TT setup has a slight pause when it switches from small to larger turbo. The onyl reason Subaru did this setup was because of the heavier chassis of the Legacy. The NEW Legacies run the single setup because Subaru KNOWS and even says it's more efficient and I believe it too.

Having 2 turbos doesn't make you any more popular..... having a '04 STi driveline into a 1st gen Impreza Wagon is what you call a swap! SO FAST SO FURIOUS!
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:43 PM   #6
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Im guessing you were trying to say EJ20TT...

Anyway, no it wont work unless you relocate the turbos with custom piping and such... But I have no idea exactly how to do so. Its better to just ditch the twin turbo for a single turbo unit.
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:54 PM   #7
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The knowledge of engine codes in this thread is outstanding.
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:46 AM   #8
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Im guessing you were trying to say EJ20TT...

Anyway, no it wont work unless you relocate the turbos with custom piping and such... But I have no idea exactly how to do so. Its better to just ditch the twin turbo for a single turbo unit.
let's rephrase that a bit, it's better NOT to buy this one and source a single turbo plant.

The Twin Turbo EJ20's were VERY sensative to ANY changes. So much so that it makes it nearly impossible to rip off the Twin setup and move to a single turbo setup.

Pass on this one and just wait it out.
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:01 AM   #9
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The knowledge of engine codes in this thread is outstanding.

heh yeah it made me smiles too


FWIW its probbaly a ej20H or posibly (but not likely) a ej20R
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:00 AM   #10
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I was like...hA! it's another one of those threads....hehehe
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:03 AM   #11
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let's rephrase that a bit, it's better NOT to buy this one and source a single turbo plant.

The Twin Turbo EJ20's were VERY sensative to ANY changes. So much so that it makes it nearly impossible to rip off the Twin setup and move to a single turbo setup.

Pass on this one and just wait it out.
If its cheap enough (like sub-$1k cheap) you could utilize the heads/shortblock (aka the longblock sans the intake manifold) with other parts and hobble something together...

But you are right, just get a proper single turbo EJ rather than dealing with that mess.
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I noticed a lot of people saying that I will not have a very good option if I upgrade the turbos, I really wont be wanting to upgrade them so it's ok

and the engine code DETT, well some of our parts are influenced by Nissan

I will also be getting the motor (if I buy it) with the whole front clip, so maybe that might help

if all I have to do is relocate the turbos, than that should not be a problem for me and the few recourses I have out here, but kinda pricy

also what is the "vaccume dealie?"
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:28 AM   #13
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so if I had 4 really little turbos, each on it's own collector pipe, right next to the exhaust port...I wouldn't be more popular?

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Old 06-26-2006, 11:21 AM   #14
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yes you would! don't believe anyone that tells you otherwise!
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:27 AM   #15
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DETT tells us the seller has NO IDEA what he is selling. there is no such thing as a ej20dett or for that matter ej23det its an H or R

the vaccume manafold is a box that perfroms the switch over from the tiny turbo to the bigger one

oh by the way the going ebay price for one of these is <$800 and is not better than the ones that are gogin for <600

skip this motor keep looking
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I noticed a lot of people saying that I will not have a very good option if I upgrade the turbos, I really wont be wanting to upgrade them so it's ok

and the engine code DETT, well some of our parts are influenced by Nissan

I will also be getting the motor (if I buy it) with the whole front clip, so maybe that might help

if all I have to do is relocate the turbos, than that should not be a problem for me and the few recourses I have out here, but kinda pricy

also what is the "vaccume dealie?"
Ok, so what part of "dont do it or you will regret it!" arent you understanding?
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I also heard the mastercylinder and clutch master gets in the way butt hey, buy it, throw it in ur car and a year later when its still on jack stands let us know how it goes

the cost it would take to get it up and running would most likely surpass the cost of a single turbo subie set up.
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I also heard the mastercylinder and clutch master gets in the way butt hey, buy it, throw it in ur car and a year later when its still on jack stands let us know how it goes

the cost it would take to get it up and running would most likely surpass the cost of a single turbo subie set up.
or a used 02 wrx
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Iíve been told it would be a good motor, but I do want to get my car runnin with a sound motor as soon as possible, so if there is anyone who knows a company or very well known jdm distributor, I would love to get a hold of them to find an older vers. Sti (single turbo) front clip or just everything I would need for the swap?
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:11 PM   #20
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what is the JDM EJ20G motor?
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dude seruiously just search this board and the interweb. educate yourself, before you end up over your head.

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my buddy has a complete ver4 sti car, but the roof is damaged so it would be great to put everything in your car. the car is for sale. pm me for more info.
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the jdm EJ20G motor came in the 90's legacy's and verison 1-2 wrx's. Stock TD05H in the sedan's and the TD04 in the wrx wagons. this would be a good cheap way to go about a swap
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dude seruiously just search this board and the interweb. educate yourself, before you end up over your head.

this is why i ask here first before i start lookin around, so i know what i should be lookin for...for god sakes i almost ended up with a twin scroll hasle on my hands
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are you retarded....
twin scroll is the shizznit
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