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Old 05-16-2002, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default 93 IMPREZA L ENGINE SWAP TO 2.2T..help??????

hey guys...
I have been reading madd postings and threads about this topic..I recently bought a 1993 Impreza L Sedan (auto)....i really REALLY want to swap this car to a 2.2T from the legacy..I just wondering if the swap will be easily done and an estimate on how much it will cost???
Also, since I have an automatic, do I also have to swap the tranny to a MANUAL AWD?? or is it any way POSSIBLE to run it with stock tranny and especially AUTO..=(...???
Any help will do and please feel free to follow up with some comments and suggestions and answers...thanks and hope to here from you all REALLY SOON..thanks!!!=)
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Old 05-16-2002, 08:30 PM   #2
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Default 93 Impreza L Swap To A Ej22t...help!!???!!

hey guys...
I have been reading madd postings and threads about this topic..I recently bought a 1993 Impreza L Sedan (auto)....i really REALLY want to swap this car to a 2.2T from the legacy..I just wondering if the swap will be easily done and an estimate on how much it will cost???
Also, since I have an automatic, do I also have to swap the tranny to a MANUAL AWD?? or is it any way POSSIBLE to run it with stock tranny and especially AUTO..=(...???
Any help will do and please feel free to follow up with some comments and suggestions and answers...thanks and hope to here from you all REALLY SOON..thanks!!!=)
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Old 05-16-2002, 08:45 PM   #3
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Dude...just warning ya...the title of your post is gonna get some heat (no posting in all CAPS allowed...)

Also...have to say this too...but this isn't so much an N/A question as it is an Aftermarket Forced Induction question...and that leads me to point three...

There are a couple active threads in that forum dealing with engine swaps of this nature. Pop on over there and take a look!

Good luck

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Old 05-16-2002, 10:09 PM   #4
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Legacy Turbo engines can be had for incredibly good prices if you find the right one. I think that a brand new shortblock goes for something around $1200 new, from Subaru. But, this is without heads. Many junk yards around might well have an old Legacy turbo , the whole car, that you could buy and just transfer everything over to your car.

The tranny swap might be a bit more difficult. Either way, you are going to need a significant amount of time on a lift to perform all of this stuff.

Are you just wanting to put in the Legacy turbo block with all the Legacy turbo parts as well?


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Old 05-16-2002, 10:26 PM   #5
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well as of right now, i can just keep the legacy parts....really just focusing on turboing the car for performance....not really focused on tuning the car for DRAG OR COMPETITION...more of a daily driver/FUN car...atleast just for now...so the transmission job will be costly and hard huh?....it cant run on stock auto tranny if Im just focusing on running on the legacy turbo....??? let me know because i really want to do this..ASAP..heheh=)...thanks for the help...
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Old 05-16-2002, 10:30 PM   #6
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the tranny has to be AWD if i swap the legacy turbo(ej22t) or can it be FWD auto or manual??...i am starting to think that the whole tranny swap will cost alot and will be hard to perform specially making it AWD...please help....i want to know if I can just swap for now and have it running with my stock tranny(auto) or what...thanks in advance
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Old 05-17-2002, 09:51 AM   #7
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So right now your car is FWD and you want to convert to AWD?

That is a little bit more complicated process, and the FWD will yield lower HP loss to the wheels due to there being fewer mechanical parts to eat up energy the engine has produced. You coul very well keep the auto tranny, as you won't have to worry about breaking gears as compared to the Manual guys (like myself) who can't drive the car to its full potential due to out weak gearboxes.

You can still drop in the Legacy turbo motor, without having to change your tranny. I think this is what you are wanting to know.

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Old 05-17-2002, 12:32 PM   #8
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the tranny will bolt up fine...I'm running a Legacy turbo motor w/my stock (1.8L) '96 5MT.
The motor was on an automatic which MOST of the Legacy turbos are. I paid around $900 for the crossmember, motor (complete w/turbo), and ECU/wiring harness (that I didn't use)

You might want to get an aftermarket engine management system to run the motor when you swap it. I am running on the stock 1.8L ECU. The car runs rich & the idle fluctuates, but it runs strong. I will be getting some engine management as soon as I can save up the $$$.

The cost to do the swap was $800 and my mechanic was a genius.
Another thing to think of is the turbo, it might not be good, I had mine rebuilt when I did the swap.
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Old 05-18-2002, 12:48 AM   #9
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There are a couple on ebay.click me

I recently picked up my 93. 150k+ never been rebuilt, ran stock boost (8.7psi) all 150k. I had one low cylinder, and immediately tore it apart, to my suprise all of the cylinder walls retained the factory cross-hatches! The compression issue was due to a 'sticking' ring, but the cylinder wall was in perfect condition!
This might help when purchasing a motor???
With stock internals, the EJ22T can be reliable up to 300 whp (I wouldn't push it though). As far as the stock tranny--A fellow tech has been pumping 15 (non-intercooled) PSI for eight months, trying to get something to break. Guess what, the tranny is starting to show signs of failure. The #2 (of course) synchronizer is starting to hate life.

At stock boost, I'm sure any awd tranny can handle it, for how long??????
Q for ScoobyS-how much boost are you running w/the 1.8, 5MT?

Good luck and happy hunting!
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Old 05-18-2002, 02:30 AM   #10
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how about stock boost or close to stock on a FWD auto?...how long would that last...just for daily driving...??? thats my main concern right now..if i will be able to swap the ej22t to my stock AUTO tranny for the 93L...im just wondering it it will run okay...thanks for all you feedbacks and suggestions/comments..keep them coming..=)



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