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Old 06-04-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Finally Done!!!

ok so i had told you guys that when i got my subie done i would post pictures. Well here you go. First the rundown of the parts added to the car:

swapped the EJ25 for a jap EJ20TT out of a BG5 Legacy
Used stock 2.5 intake on 2.0 motor
had no brakes back to the 2.0 intake
installed single TDO4 turbo from a 95 eclipse
installed 29x11x3 intercooler
ran all custom cut 3 inch piping for FMIC
ebay special turbo timer
glowshift gauges in triple A-pillar mount
ProECM piggyback chip

Car runs good but spools slow and not as fast as i would have liked...
So,
added TO4E turbo
installed 3 inch rally exhaust
OK, now it runs great, and turbo is spooling much faster, time for some cosmetic stuff. Added tail lights, head lights and M3 style power mirrors with a little accent lighting. Debadged the trunk, crushed the trunk, had to replace deck lid and tail lights.

Then baked the head and tail lights and painted to match the car. Oh and some new rims too.

over all its not that bad, will run down an sti, and now i need to dyno it and get a little bit of tuning done to the fuel maps.

and now the goodies... (drum roll please)

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Old 06-05-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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I wouldn't give my honest opinion on the look, however, good work on the engine.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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wow... thats different ! More pics please. Do you have BIGGER ones??


so you used the entire EJ20TT engine...you just dumped the turbos and piping and ran your own? Since its phase 1, I'm assuming it uses the same sensors that your stock 98 head has ? did you have any issues getting it up and running? are you using your stock ECU with the proECU ?

I thought I remembered something about your stock steering rack not working with the RHD engine due to something... was it power steering pump placment ? how did you deal with this ?

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Old 06-05-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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nice work on everything. although i don't really care for the cheap headlights/taillights
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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nice work on everything. although i don't really care for the cheap headlights/taillights
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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stock headlights, stock tailights, then your goooddd moneyy
and you should have left the amber in the front bumper. we all know its an impreza. dont worry.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:51 PM   #7
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Very sexy.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:13 AM   #8
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wow... thats different ! More pics please. Do you have BIGGER ones??


so you used the entire EJ20TT engine...you just dumped the turbos and piping and ran your own? Since its phase 1, I'm assuming it uses the same sensors that your stock 98 head has ? did you have any issues getting it up and running? are you using your stock ECU with the proECU ?

I thought I remembered something about your stock steering rack not working with the RHD engine due to something... was it power steering pump placment ? how did you deal with this ?
Ok, Going into detail on this is kinda fun. The right hand drive engine with stock turbo placement will not allow for a plug and play application. The turbos are in the way of the booster for the brakes and the pipes don't fit with the steering linkage. Correct. I used the stock Y-pipe from my 2.5 and fabbed an up-pipe that bolts to that. The sensors and all are the same, you just need to make sure that the engine is comparable. I have an ej20tt DOHC, which replaced my ej25 DOHC motor. The only wiring harness mods that i had to do was to legthen the temp sending unit wire. Now there is a lot of stuff that needs to be cleaned up under the hood, like i have the throttle body off the 2.5 on the 2.0 intake and its upside down. i removed all the cruise control stuff and the AC to make room for the turbo and pipes. Battery is in the trunk. If you want more specifics on any of it just ask and i can take some better pictures when i get my decent camera back.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:15 AM   #9
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nice work on everything. although i don't really care for the cheap headlights/taillights
Granted the lights are kinda cheap, and i think i will end up replacing them. But i see too many subaru's on the streets that everybody tunes or upgrades. What about making youre car a one of a kind. Find me another that looks like mine and i will be happy to change something.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:16 AM   #10
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wow... thats different ! More pics please. Do you have BIGGER ones??


so you used the entire EJ20TT engine...you just dumped the turbos and piping and ran your own? Since its phase 1, I'm assuming it uses the same sensors that your stock 98 head has ? did you have any issues getting it up and running? are you using your stock ECU with the proECU ?

I thought I remembered something about your stock steering rack not working with the RHD engine due to something... was it power steering pump placment ? how did you deal with this ?
Oh and one more note, i have seven codes for my Check engine light (CEL), I know its on, but am working to get rid of that problem. It's not done yet!!
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:25 AM   #11
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Ok, Going into detail on this is kinda fun. The right hand drive engine with stock turbo placement will not allow for a plug and play application. The turbos are in the way of the booster for the brakes and the pipes don't fit with the steering linkage. Correct. I used the stock Y-pipe from my 2.5 and fabbed an up-pipe that bolts to that. The sensors and all are the same, you just need to make sure that the engine is comparable. I have an ej20tt DOHC, which replaced my ej25 DOHC motor. The only wiring harness mods that i had to do was to legthen the temp sending unit wire. Now there is a lot of stuff that needs to be cleaned up under the hood, like i have the throttle body off the 2.5 on the 2.0 intake and its upside down. i removed all the cruise control stuff and the AC to make room for the turbo and pipes. Battery is in the trunk. If you want more specifics on any of it just ask and i can take some better pictures when i get my decent camera back.
wow so you where able to use almost your ENTIRE stock engine harness ! thats HUGE ! What ECU are you running ?

I'm not so up to date with the swaps, are all the older gen JDM engines completely compatible with our wiring harnesses like this one ? thats crazzy.

I actually really like those front blinkers, I would be worried about getting pulled over for them though.

Again, MORE BIGGER pics please !
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:00 AM   #12
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+1 on more pics!
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:21 PM   #13
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Ok, let me clear this up.

The EJ20TT is still a DOHC engine. The only sensors you really have to worry about are the cam and crank sensors. Now every other post that I have found everyone is cutting the wiring harness and all kinds of headaches. I used my entire stock wiring harness. The only modification to it was to add about 6 inches of length to the water temperature sending unit connector. Other wise everything plugs directly in. Now the newer ones may be different, but it was litterally a plug and play application. No if's and's or butt's. I actually started the car after putting the motor in without any turbos anything. I did have to swap out throttle bodies, and its mounted upside down so that everything fits correctly, but thats it.

Oh and it is my stock ecu, only mod is a ProECM piggyback unit, but i had that before i turbo'd it

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:31 PM   #14
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its the easiest way to get the pictures up there.

Ok so i added these pictures and then my web host went down, as soon as its back up i will get the images back, for now use the album link, Sorry.






If you guys want pictures of anything more specific let me know

Here is the link to the entire album. Some of the pictures are from the first turbo build, and were taken from a crappy camera phone, but hey what can you do!
http://s692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/d1n0d/

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:40 PM   #15
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wow thats friggin sweet. I wish I had known those TT JDM Legacy engines where almost 100% plug and play... I wonder if the other JDM Impreza ones are...
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #16
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Default ok so the pictures finally work

I guess i could do a complete write up on this, so that anyone who wants to do a swap like this can. I didn't change the cross member out due to building my own up-pipe. But let me know, it wasn't that hard, and i have gotten to the point where i can have the engine out of the car in 45 minutes tops.

if anyone ever wants to take a look at this monster hit me up and let me know
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:26 PM   #17
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So here are the updates,

Just installed new clutch, stock one finally went (motor chattered so bad it loosened the bottom bell housing bolts)
Great, now the throw out bearing is defective.
Putting new T04e in the car since I went with an eGay special BOV and it trashed the old one
new oil feed lines

Future mods
reverse intake
parallel fuel setup
upgraded fuel rails and injectors
after market FPR
Find an ECU that is tunable or go with megasquirt

If any one knows what the resistor is to put in the egr plug to get rid of the CEL that would help too

Have 7 CEL codes to get rid of now
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