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Old 06-22-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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Talking What with $5k??

Alright brothers I need you to give me some options. I'm going to be in a position to drop $5k into my engine next month and I need to know what to do. I was really liking the sound of the Rallitek turbo system but thats pretty pricey so I want to look at my options. Any other turbos? Superchargers? Engine swaps? I need ideas fellas and I need horsepower

p.s.-I'm looking to upgrade the aerodynamics of the car too. I remembered somebody posting about a website that carried one kit for the Legacy for a decent price but I forgot what the site was. Anybody know??
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:53 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2003, 06:30 PM   #3
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If I had that amount of cash I would do a turbo legacy 2.2l swap, but that's just the conclusion I've come to. The engine seems to be more or less bulletproof, and with engine management you can get mad power even with the stock turbo. Of course, this is dependant on finding a good engine/crossmember/etc for a good price.
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Old 06-22-2003, 06:34 PM   #4
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Default Bodykit

Those Erebuni kits aren't for his car. He has a BD platform.
www.takakaira.com has some kits. go to The Hippo Sleek section.

As for engine go all out N/A. You'll find reliability will be more in your price budget.
A turbokit with proper engine management and many hours of the right kind of tuning (dyno) plus any unknown glitches or problems along the way would put you over budget. I was looking at turbo kits, and for everything + getting it to run right would be about 8 grand.

Now you can build yourself a turbo kit out of the old Legacy parts. got to www.rs25.com . go to the Forced induction section and search they have instructions on how to do this. But this is still expensive due to tuning and engine management, but the reliability would be improved.

But my suggestion (what I am going to do) is a a cobb cam set and heads. with a retuned torque converter (if you have auto or) an lightweight flywheel/ clutch combo for the manual. Cobb will also have an ecu reflash out soon so you can have that done too.
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Old 06-22-2003, 06:34 PM   #5
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:28 PM   #6
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Default I have thought about the Cobb special...

and if I had the $$$, I would get the heads, cams, and valves. From what I've seen, its the best NA package going right now.

As for turbo vs NA......my preference is unless its stock turbo, stick to NA. Less headache, and no (turbo) lag to worry about. Power is broader and a bit stronger.

With turbos you have to worry about if your heads will take the pressure (thus having to purchase new heads anyway), the pistons, conrods, transmission, clutch. To touch on what Russell was speaking of (engine management) all the coordination will either take a lot of your time and money if you DIY, or a lot MORE of your money if you have others tackle it.

Yes, take the Cobb. I'm not sure of your other mods, if any, but I'd slap some intake (ram or CAI) and exhaust (suggest headers on back system) mods on as well to reap the most benefit. I'm about to slap in a MRT performance exhaust system in my GT. Can't wait.

Good luck man, and if you find yourself with any extra $$, PM me, I'll take it off your hands....or out of your wallet.

Have fun!
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:32 PM   #7
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wrx swap is still gona be over his price, an ej22T swap will be over as well, i know . the best thing to do is get a turbo kit from http://www.forcedairtech.com/ they told me their kits would work on my old 2.2. also look into chaning your compression. if you can lower it to like 8.5 to 9 you will be able to run more boost then with the stock compression for your car. the stage 1 is 3k and that is non intercooled. pick up a wrx ic and do a custom pipe job on it and you have a tmic for under 250.
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:53 AM   #8
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FWIW, 5k is a little underbudget for WRX swaps, but my local guys (I-Speed, the pimp-daddies of WRX swaps into almost anything Subaru) give a rough guesstimate of $7k, which isnt all that unreasonable in the forst place, and will net youa solid, faciry 227hp to build from, and all the WRX upgrades, instead of pushing an older EJ22 block.....you also end up with a much newer motor......
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Old 06-23-2003, 08:55 AM   #9
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this is in ur budget, just as long as u do it all yourself.

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Old 06-23-2003, 01:05 PM   #10
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yea I should have specified DIY WRX swap.
iggdawg is selling his 93 turbo legacy for 3500. make that into a project car, or steal its engine like subiekid.




or buy me some camber bolts
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Old 06-23-2003, 05:36 PM   #11
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5K can easily get you a WRX swap if you are willing to do it in Canada. We have a wrx motor, computer and drivetrain for sale for $4800 CAD. Installation would be about $2400 CAD. Total, that is $7200 CAD which would be about $5000USD. If you are interested PM me...the shop that could do this is located in Vancouver, BC.
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Old 06-23-2003, 07:48 PM   #12
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Anybody have experience with that Rallitek turbo system? It's truely too bad there aren't superchargers for our cars, I would go for horsepower all through-out the powerband hands down. And does nobody know that aero kit that I speak of?? It wasn't the best looking but it was priced right. Got to find it.......
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