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Old 08-10-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hello,
Some of you know me, some of you don't. I decided to put this here instead of AFI well, just because I like Legacy people better. For those who don't know me, I like to play with my Legarus. I used to have one of the more powerful NA 2.5RS's in the country. I also have done a handful of swaps on everything from my first swap into a 1990 Legacy wagon all through the model line with most recently assisting Ten080 on his swap.

About a year or so ago, I acquired one of those rare and elusive Rimmer Supercharger kits. This was NOT the kit that most people know of. His most popular and common kits were made with Eaton roots type blowers and have no intercooling at all. This was one of the last kits he ever made. Instead of an Eaton, it uses a 1l Lysholm twin screw blower. It also uses a 2 row AWIC with front mounted radiator. I had thought about putting this on my wife's car, but it's her driver and too nice to risk her motor.

So, fast forward to now. I have wanted a BG to project for a long time. I initially wanted a GT because of the nicer things about the GT. But as I learned more about them, I saw that some of the later L's had the some of the same or similar body stuff and since I was going to change a lot, it was a better place to start. It also had the added advantage (rarely what people think) of the Ej22 instead of the DOHC Ej25.

Why is this an advantage? Well, for what I want to do it's perfect. My Rimmer kit and all it's mounts are intended for the SOHC Ej25. I don't want to put it on a SOHC Ej25 because of the compression. However, if I mate some SOHC Ej25 heads (I happen to have a ported set from my old 225hp 2.5RS) to the Ej22 NA bottom end, I get a really nice 8.6:1+/- CR. And it's a rock solid bottom end as far as I am concerned. I know, some people will say do it with an Ej22T. I am not some people. I own an Ej22T. It belongs to my '91SS and it's getting put back in my SS w/Ej20K heads. You won't convince me otherwise. And if I blow up this Ej25/Ej22 hybrid, I will just make another one. But I don't expect it to blow up. This kit pushes only 8-9psi and will give me a nice solid 250-280chp or so.

Anyways, I now own a 1997 L wagon. It's got a bazillion miles on in and an 4EAT in it. Did I mention the part about replacing that tranny with a 5EAT? This is going to be my "adult" car. I am going to put heated leather seats in it and drive my future children to school in this car. I don't want to go to the limit with this one. All I want is to see this chassis hit 300k mi (now at 200k) without popping a motor. Think A4 Avant but with 5 starts on the grill...

Pictures to follow as I dive in on this and start to make it happen. I will bump it whenever there are updates or progress. Like any of my projects, expect this car to take 6 months to a year to reach fruition...
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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sounds like a fun a project, keep us posted
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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Interesting concept, I'm looking forward to see it come along.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:38 PM   #4
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go matt go!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:38 PM   #5
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so how much did that supercharger kit run ya?
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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I could tell you, but I would have to kill you.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:28 PM   #7
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Matt, nice to have you around more. This will be interesting.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:54 PM   #8
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:57 PM   #9
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this should be very cool. I've been looking for a good project to follow. This should definetlly keep me interested. haha
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:34 PM   #10
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When you pop 300k with the car, I'll take the kit
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:41 PM   #11
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This looks like fun. Go boy go!
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:43 PM   #12
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Sounds sweet Matt. Good luck!
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:30 PM   #13
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Sounds like a cool project!
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:41 PM   #14
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Good luck.

The '97 was the first year for the interferance EJ22 motors ?

While I like the idea of a 5EAT, I would be absolutely terrified about getting its TCU to work with an older Legacy.

If you succeed this will be a totally awesome vehicle.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:07 PM   #15
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Yup, looking forward to seeing how this goes. G'luck.

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Old 08-10-2007, 11:46 PM   #16
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Dude, you should totally turbo it.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:59 AM   #17
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The '97 was the first year for the interferance EJ22 motors ?
Yes, it was.
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:35 PM   #18
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Sounds like an awesome project, unique in many ways.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:45 PM   #19
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Dude this an old thread... =) Did you post any pics of that kit. I've got a Lysholm sitting in my garage right now. I'd like to see how they mounted it to the intake manifold.
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