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Old 11-19-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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what is the best way to go for a nice power ej22 without turbo or nitrous
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:40 PM   #2
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what year ej22? how much you want to spend?

how much more power you looking for?

Without severely getting into the internals of the motor and or reworking cams, heads, stroker kit......you're really not going to be able to get much more.

In all honesty.....if you can get 30 more hp with bolt ons, you're doing very very good IMO.
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
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possibly the heads... there is nothing good about single exhaust ports .

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Old 11-19-2003, 07:27 PM   #4
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how much are they and where can i get them

also who makes a good ecu for that engine
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Old 11-19-2003, 09:17 PM   #5
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You are better off swapping the engine. Depending on year a 2.5l will slide in nicely. Do some bolt-ons to it plus cams and you are up to 200hp. It would take a fortune to get 200 hp out of a 2.2l while staying n/a.

Head work, stoking, cams and pistons would all have to be custom.

An intake, borla header, high flow cat, catback with torque chip would get you 20 extra hp or about up to a stock 2.5l. A lighter flywheel and that's about as good as it gets.

Nobody has really done a build up on a 2.2l to my knowledge. I would love to see someone do one though.
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Old 11-27-2003, 02:17 AM   #6
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a cat josh mould built a n/a 2.2 he is on i-club.com
im still bolting on parts to my n/a till i have the dough to build the ej22t i have
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Old 11-27-2003, 12:54 PM   #7
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If you are starting with a non-turbo 2.2L, it is tough to find ANY performance parts.

Better would be a 2.5L swap as they have some more parts available.

But not knowing your year or model makes it tough to give advice.
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Old 11-27-2003, 01:12 PM   #8
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possibly the heads... there is nothing good about single exhaust ports .

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They have 4-valve heads... its not an 8 valve motor.

I would contact Cobb and see what parts from the EJ25 match up. Im guessing the intake would at least, the exhaust system possibly, and the headers are a tossup but im guessing no.

If you wanted some serious flow you could always get some EJ25 Phase II heads and put some cams in them. I hear the worst problem with the EJ22 is the intake manifold which is more choked up than the EJ25 even.

The engine swap idea is always tempting but expensive.

If it was me I would figure out an intake, free up the exhaust system and look for an equal length header system (Borla= ). Then I would figure out a way to get the shortest gearing possibly through wheels/tires. Then I would get some underdrive pullies or a lighter crank pulley. Drop the air conditioning, strip the car of excess weight.

Basically your starting with a hampered powertrain, so you have to figure out a way to increase your power/weight ratio but cant really concentrate on the "power" section as much.

The Impreza L models with the 2.2 had longer gearing which hurt their performance also, you should really look to remedying this by staying away from 19" chrome wheels.

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Old 11-28-2003, 12:55 AM   #9
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If you are starting with a non-turbo 2.2L, it is tough to find ANY performance parts.

Better would be a 2.5L swap as they have some more parts available.

fyi most parts interchange--- its like legos m8
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Old 11-28-2003, 05:35 PM   #10
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They have 4-valve heads... its not an 8 valve motor.
How many valves per cylinder has nothing to do with how many exhaust ports come off the head...The EJ22's found in the Imprezas have only 2 ports for all four cylinders. That's why you need these headers:

But since we still don't know which car he has, we can't be sure. I just learned the other day that older Legacies with a 2.2l engine have four ports...
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:05 PM   #11
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The EJ22's found in the Imprezas have only 2 ports for all four cylinders.
Not necessarily true.....the older imprezas 93 & 94 have pretty much the same engine as the older legacies.
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