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Old 08-19-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Hi,
I'm wondering if any of you wagon owners have hauled an engine in the back of your Legacy? I need to pick up a 1.8t long block for my Audi and was wondering if this has been done, weight and space-wise. 1.8t is a typical DOHC 4 cyl size wise.

I figured I would get all of the stuff out of the back and put a piece of plywood back there to support the engine, along with some cardboard for absorption. The 1.8t is probably about 400lbs if I had to guess. Thats just two fat guys in the back seat so I'm thinking it isn't going to be a problem.

has anyone done it though?
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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I've put well over 500lbs in the back (brochures) and about 300-400 in horse feed. The car sits mighty low but it'll do it. The support precautions are advised though.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:49 PM   #3
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I've hauled plenty of engines in the back of an outback. No problems at all.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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I've hauled a transmission in the back of a legacy GT sedan, and I've hauled 2 engines before in the back of my outback (ironically both subie engines EJ22 and Ej25) and it was fine, it rode low to the ground so go slow over speed humps n stuff.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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Excellent, that's what I wanted to hear.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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hauled a 4.0 liter sohc ford ranger motor from vermont to new jersey yesterday,
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:10 PM   #7
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #8
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I have a pic like that of a 4at in the back of my old 2.5GT sedan..... also had a fully built STi motor in the back of my lowered BK wagon. Didn't even make it sweat.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:35 PM   #9
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I put 1000# of drywall on the roof of my wagon (don't ask, it was an Einstein moment). Never hit a bump stop, so it will handle the weight

Definitely tie it down. I use the metal hoops for the cargo cover a lot.

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Old 08-24-2010, 11:02 AM   #10
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Yeah I've hauled a KA24 in the back of mine. Yes be sure you strap it down really good - a 500-pound motor can turn into a 500-pound projectile under emergency braking...
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