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Old 12-28-2003, 06:40 AM   #1
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Default What headers will make an EJ20 sound like a WRX?

What headers will make a Legacy EJ20 with a custom turbo sound like a WRX?

I love the boxer sound of my WRX, and I'm looking to get the same sound out of my GL wagon.
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:49 PM   #2
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What then does it sound like right now?
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:01 AM   #3
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like crap

Hmm, I would say it sounds like a turbo eclipse.
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:17 AM   #4
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Wont a wrx header fit on that? Or are there issues with the crossmember?
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:50 AM   #5
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Matt, why's this in NA?



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Old 12-29-2003, 02:53 AM   #6
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Because I am currectly using an NA manifold for my turbo setup, and I will probably continue to use an NA manifold because I can't change the crossmember for one that will clear an up-pipe.

So, any NA headers out there that will give a nice boxer sound?
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:00 AM   #7
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the video of the rs with twe headers gave it a distinct boxer sound. Very nice, IM me on aim sometime and I can send it to you.
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Old 12-29-2003, 01:28 PM   #8
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Borla header gives NA EJ engines the turbo boxer sound. I dont think that will fit on your GL though. What block is in there anyhow?
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I have a twin cam EJ20 closed deck.
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I have a twin cam EJ20 closed deck.
Interesting I didnt know the GL wagons had EJ blocks. Did you swap this in?

Anyhow, since you have an EJ block the Borla header will work and will give you that badass boxer sound you desire. Since its turbo make sure you wrap and or coat the header to keep the exhaust gasses hot to ensure good spool-up.
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Old 12-29-2003, 07:36 PM   #11
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yes, it is a swap.

Cool, I think that is the way to go...
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Do you mean the EJ engine bolt to the old tranny, those who came with the EA82 ( i think it's it code) old 1.8 ?
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Do you mean the EJ engine bolt to the old tranny, those who came with the EA82 ( i think it's it code) old 1.8 ?
I have a Legacy 5 speed trans.
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Old 12-30-2003, 06:29 PM   #14
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your crossmember is for the 'headers behind the oil pan' (borla)style right? i have the headers from a GL-10 sittin around and they are 'in front of the pan' style i believe.
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your crossmember is for the 'headers behind the oil pan' (borla)style right? i have the headers from a GL-10 sittin around and they are 'in front of the pan' style i believe.
Exactly!

Do you have a pic of them?
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