Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday August 20, 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 > Normally Aspirated with bolt-on Forced Induction Powertrain

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 04-16-2002, 02:12 AM   #1
hayscoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4544
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: santa rosa, ca, usa
Vehicle:
2004 STi Aspen White
Bone Stock for now

Default Ahh, forget it, I'm gonna build her up!

OK, I think I'm scraping the whole WRX swap thing. It's time to get serious...Pistons, rods, and PEMS. Who has forged pistons? Better yet, who has forged pistons and dosn't have to wait 6 weeks to get them?

Paul...
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
hayscoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 02:22 AM   #2
scootr
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2649
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Sebastopol (Graton), CA
Vehicle:
00 2.5RS-t cpe BRP
64 chevelle SS

Default

"I'm too old for this S**t" . Ha ha the 2.5 has been speakin' to you in your sleep. More power to ya..... You don't neeed no stinkin' 2.0L.

Scott
scootr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 07:15 AM   #3
HubbieScooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7088
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Tropical Island
Vehicle:
01
Super Slow

Default

ahhhh i knew you would come back to us goood luck and keep us updated....my car is in the shop now for the turbo kit install

hugh
HubbieScooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 10:08 AM   #4
8Complex

Moderator
 
Member#: 922
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Vehicle:
04 FXT
Red

Default

Don't forget valve springs if you're running high boost or high RPM's. Valve float is a killer.
8Complex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 11:06 AM   #5
AaronB
Worst Mod Ever
Moderator
 
Member#: 369
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Vehicle:
12 Vagon

Exclamation Re: Ahh, forget it, I'm gonna build her up!

Quote:
Originally posted by hayscoob
OK, I think I'm scraping the whole WRX swap thing. It's time to get serious...Pistons, rods, and PEMS. Who has forged pistons? Better yet, who has forged pistons and dosn't have to wait 6 weeks to get them?

Paul...
Good luck with finding anything in stock. I stand by my earlier comments that you should get a temporary block, to drive on while your other one is being built. Much less downtime.

Try Cobb, Rallispec, or ISR. I can't think of any other places I would trust ordering from. If all three have to order them, I would go with Cobb without a doubt, as I think his have the most R & D to them. You should do rods as well while you are in the motor, IMHO.

I took me several months to get the right parts, I was down for 8 months for a variety of issues (mostly due to the vendor, who wasn't mentioned above).

Hope it works out for you.

Regards,

Aaron
http://www.AzScooby.com
http://www.ScoobyMods.com
AaronB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 11:57 AM   #6
homegrownxt
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 17659
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: santa rosa
Default

What happened with the WRX swap?

Ken
homegrownxt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 02:50 PM   #7
Andrew
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1170
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: San Jose, CA
Vehicle:
2005 STi
White

Default Hallelujah, I have seen the light!

i was contemplating the ej20 swap as well and i came to the same conclusion, SCREW IT. the cost alone to swap it in and everythign would be more than it would cost for us to build up the engine to take 400+hp. and i, personally, was going to swap in the EJ20's transmission and swpa to manual (im auotmatic) but then i figured that it would be cheaper for me to build up the transmission. i dont have to worry about broken gears etc. plus could you imagine someone learning to drive a stick on an unwaranteed transmission? $$$. For some people, its perfect to swap. if you dont have a turbo kit then its definitely a choice. but for those of us who have a turbo kit, you might as well stick in some pistons, rods, ecu and then turn up the boost.


Just thought id let you know. I ordered some JE pistons (from JE themselves) last week in 100mm and 9:1 settings and i forgot the exact cost. its like 680 or something like that. and i think im just gonna do rods as well and say forget injectors for now. id rather finish up the internals so that i never have to open it up again. then itll just be "bolt on" bottom end stuff like cams and heads.

any recommendations for rods? im also going to stick in the Link2. can you say "charge it?" and can you say "work all summer just to pay off most of it oh well.

Last edited by Andrew; 04-16-2002 at 03:22 PM.
Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 03:51 PM   #8
Graham
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11931
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Winter Park, FL/ SMU @ Dallas,
Vehicle:
2001 2.5 RS Turbo
257/FMIC/T3-T04S

Default

Paul, glad to see your sticking with the EJ25. There's just nothing like the torque of the EJ25 turbo. Good choice and keep us updated on your buildup progress.

Graham
Graham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2002, 11:59 PM   #9
hayscoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4544
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: santa rosa, ca, usa
Vehicle:
2004 STi Aspen White
Bone Stock for now

Default

I will keep you all informed as to the progress of the build. I have decided to have 8.5:1 forged pistons, forged rods, knife edged lightend crank, O ring the block, all new stonger gaskets and some other goodies. If I am lucky, it should take 3 weeks to complete the block. As for the boost levels, I will run low boost during breakin and then TechII will be the order of the day. Then I will kick it up a notch. Say, around 12-14 psi. We will see. I am only shooting for 300 hp. After a few months of financial recovery, I am going to go for stronger gears. Then I will see what she can really do. Stay tuned...and stay

Paul...
hayscoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 12:52 AM   #10
homegrownxt
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 17659
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: santa rosa
Default

Paul,

What happened with the deal on the motor in Sac? Was there more damage to that motor than expected, or just more involved in doing the swap?

Ken
homegrownxt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 01:12 AM   #11
hayscoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4544
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: santa rosa, ca, usa
Vehicle:
2004 STi Aspen White
Bone Stock for now

Default

Ken,

The WRX motor I was looking at over there was a mess. There was two gaping holes in the intake manifold for both left bank cylinders. They started the motor and it barely ran. It was making all sorts of gags and spurts and such. The car it was in looked like it fell from a 10 story building. I was a complete loss. The front to the car had been smashed and broke the landing bracket for the AC compressor and alternator. They impacted the throttle body and made the gaping holes. They duct taped the holes up and started the motor again. It ran much better without the huge vacuum leak. Then I noticed a big problem from the left bank. Tic Tic Tic. The motor had a bad valve. I was thinking to myself "this motor is a pile of crap". I just can't bring my self to install a motor that was not perfect into my car. You know me, it's gotta be perfect. On the way home I was going nuts. I just couldn't make up my mind as to what to do. I finaly decided to build up my motor and keep my turbo kit. What the hell....looks like I will be driving the ol' van for a little while longer. I hope you don't mind....

Paul...
hayscoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2002, 02:05 AM   #12
homegrownxt
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 17659
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: santa rosa
Default

Hey Paul,

No problem in using the van, at least you'll be driving a "forced induction" vehicle,. Use it as long as you need.
I'm kind of enjoying the extra space in the garage so that I can work on the bike.
Sorry to hear that the WRX motor was trashed, it would have been a neat swap, a WRSX-T?
Ken
homegrownxt 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
She's thick...and I'm gonna bring her home and ride her all night long Hotrodguru Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 42 01-29-2008 10:03 PM
OOOOOooooohhhh **** it, i'm gonna have a party! Dolphin Overton Off-Topic 10 03-04-2006 04:05 AM
I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna ditch the spare. AcquaCow Car Audio, Video & Security 21 08-01-2005 12:38 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 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.