Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 29, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Subaru Conversions

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-02-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
charlesdixon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 161345
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Commerce City, CO
Vehicle:
2005 AW STi
Stage Poo

Default WRX / STi Motor in a BOAT

No, I did not put a subaru motor in a boat, but i've been thinking about it.

How cool would that be to have the subaru rumble / turbo sound and power that you're used to on the street available to you on the LAKE!

Anyone know of this being done? Pics, videos?

Youtube has a "Twin Turbo Subaru" boat video but it does not show the motor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDogh25kEMk

i dont think it would be extremly hard to do, maybe i'm wrong. What do you guys think?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
charlesdixon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
oldhat
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 113036
Join Date: Apr 2006
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Bay Area
Default

Do it!
oldhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
Carter
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 156708
Join Date: Aug 2007
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Palmer, AK
Vehicle:
2004 Mini Cooper S
Invader 125 Shifter Kart

Default

I think it would be really easy.
Carter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
BTLWagon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 161596
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Collinsville, IL
Vehicle:
2005 WRX Wagon
San Remo Red

Default

I have seen the video of the ATV with it so I think the boat would be just as easy to do it, and if you do go along with it good luck ! with it lol should be sick haha
BTLWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
Spiider
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 13680
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: DCCDPro.com
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
WRB

Default

I'm totally excited about the idea. Low center of gravity, tons of power, plenty of rpm.

How would you go about prop selection and gearing?
I think it would only need to be one forward speed plus reverse...through-hull shaft or somehow mount it to an outdrive?

Through hull would really be the way to go. The engine could be a little more forward...

This would be fantastic in a classic style wooden runabout, or even a ski/wake board boat.
Spiider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
DOHC_Holiday
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 82006
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Forester
"Black-13"

Default

I have seen plenty of speedboats in the Keys with Chevy 454s in them. Why not a Boxer? I say go for it!
DOHC_Holiday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 08:56 PM   #7
Complacent_One
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 163633
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Vehicle:
2002 RIP '02 Wagon
PSM

Default

That twin turbo subie boat...is not a subie at all, it does have a pair of vf45 turbos...thats it.
Complacent_One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 10:40 PM   #8
scobaru
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 31345
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle:
05 LGT, GC8, NA
blue, white, blue

Default

that... looks like a subaru motor to me
scobaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 10:42 PM   #9
WhiteRu
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 186763
Join Date: Aug 2008
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: North Dakota
Vehicle:
2004 Expedition
White

Default

I have a chevy big block 502 in my jet boat... But we do race ours on rapids and what not..
WhiteRu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 11:01 PM   #10
parkes
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 166898
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Canada
Vehicle:
1994 T leg SS
ABM

Default

nvm delete
parkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2008, 03:21 AM   #11
MannyMohawk#5
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 98807
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: The Mullet Mafia
Vehicle:
1999 RSTi
RHD BF5 & BJ6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Complacent_One View Post
That twin turbo subie boat...is not a subie at all, it does have a pair of vf45 turbos...thats it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by scobaru View Post
that... looks like a subaru motor to me
looks like it to me too. look again complacent_one
MannyMohawk#5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2008, 05:10 AM   #12
oldhat
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 113036
Join Date: Apr 2006
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Bay Area
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiider View Post
Low center of gravity...This would be fantastic in a classic style wooden runabout, or even a ski/wake board boat.
Just posting this again.
oldhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2008, 07:20 AM   #13
Complacent_One
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 163633
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Vehicle:
2002 RIP '02 Wagon
PSM

Default

I stand corrected...oops...must have click the other link as the correct boat vid was ready to load.
Complacent_One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2008, 08:16 AM   #14
charlesdixon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 161345
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Commerce City, CO
Vehicle:
2005 AW STi
Stage Poo

Default

it makes sense though right? Subie motor is strong, light wieght and capable of awesome HP numbers and torque threw the roof so why not?

I had an old V hull with a chevy 350 in it, show as hell but fun nonetheless. I sold it to a guy that did nothing more than drop a caddy northstar motor in it. Id imagine he did a bit more than that but that thing hauls ass now.

I'm thinking about getting something similar and putting a 2.5 Sti motor in it. - someday.

My wife calls my car my quarter life crisis, maybe this can be my mid life crisis haha.
charlesdixon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
v2 sti motor in my 02 wrx? sk82712 Newbies & FAQs 15 11-24-2006 11:26 PM
sti motor in a wrx? help 04wrxroc Built Motor Discussion 3 08-21-2006 06:15 AM
Swapping a 04 sti motor in my 02 wrx.......got some questions mcu81 Subaru Conversions 3 07-13-2006 12:35 AM
Sti Motor In A 2002 Wrx cml899 Newbies & FAQs 3 03-27-2004 06:59 AM
sti motor in 02 wrx dgp Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 19 11-13-2003 01:03 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.