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Old 01-10-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Forester EJ208 TT in a first gen forester?

how can i make this possible

like what kind of motor mounts to use (custom, or existing?)
throttle cables?
chassis modifiaction?
what kind of axles?
i know i will have to make custom exhaust
any thing else i probably missed?
any help will be appreciated
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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pretend it is a 205 with another turbo. You need to locate a TT Legacy crossmember.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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My buddy and I recently finished doing a EJ207 swap into his SF Forester. We used as much factory parts from a turbo car as we could.

Take a look at this post. He posted a big parts list of what was put into the swap.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=123

We basically swapped a near complete '02 STi into a Forester. Almost any mechanical bit from an Impreza can be swapped into a Forester.


To answer your questions:

1. We used Group-N motor mounts. You can use the original motor mounts if you wish but since the engine is out, get something nicer.
2. We used the original throttle cable from the Forester. You'll lose cruise control. The throttle cable bracket on the intake manifold will have to be modified. Go through my buddy' thread.
3. No mods to the chassis/unibody/frame unless you count taking out the body spacers as a chassis mod.
4. Axles, it depends on what transmission you plan to use.
5. Anything turboback exhaust from an Impreza will fit. Of course, the exhaust tip will be under the rear bumper, so the exhaust noise may get boomy in the interior.

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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The issue with the TT motors is the steerin column interferes with the turbo/manifold on the drivers side of the vehicle. The above post is accurate, that the SF5 forester is identical to the 98-01 (93-97 has slight differences (steering column bushing in firewall)) GC/GF chassis.
If you want twin turbo you'll have to go RHD, which would require you to swap over the firewall.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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^ only a "custom" driver's side downpipe is required to keep lhd and clear the steering joint
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:01 AM   #6
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TT's are rubbish, don't even entertain the thought of trying to fit one to a forester or any other subaru for that matter.
Don't think of a GTR or Supra when you think of a TT Subaru, think more of having your teeth pulled out.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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Totally disagree and if u look at Andy Forrest's newest TT setups on the eg33 you would say the same. We share Porsche engines layout and they use TT as well. Having a lower rpm sweet spot in ve means that two smaller turbos can make a really quick car that isn't known for its revving characteristics. Andy Forrest is almost running 8's with two 30r's on an h6...wait until next year as I believe he will reset every Awd record except maybe rigoli
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:27 AM   #8
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I have an ej208 swapped 02 wrx... its running on vf39 though, fixing to rebuild the bottom end though, spun a bearing. its a hella good engine though, and you can get the longblock+a warranty for incredibly cheap, they come with a factory forge(not the best though) but it ran 17 psi for 2 years w/o a problem
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:02 AM   #9
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Keep in mind the eg33 works well for a twin turbo set up because it's a 6 cylinder and the firing order alternates between heads (left and right). The 4 cylinder in question (as with all Subaru ej 4 cylinders) fires 1,3,2,4. So twice on the passenger side, then twice on the drivers side. This makes a twin turbo set up on any Subaru 4 cylinder not very desirable as you won't get nearly the same benefits typically found. You can solve this with some really fancy headers than join the pulses from the 1st and 2nd cylinder to one turbo and the 3rd and 4th cylinder to the other, but then your talking a ton of fab work and cost, as well as additional weight over the front wheels... Not to mention the lack of space that already exists.

With that being said, I want a TT eg33

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Totally disagree and if u look at Andy Forrest's newest TT setups on the eg33 you would say the same. We share Porsche engines layout and they use TT as well. Having a lower rpm sweet spot in ve means that two smaller turbos can make a really quick car that isn't known for its revving characteristics. Andy Forrest is almost running 8's with two 30r's on an h6...wait until next year as I believe he will reset every Awd record except maybe rigoli
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