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Old 06-17-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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Old 06-17-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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Old 06-17-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
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Old 06-17-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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im sorry, but it is simply impossible to turbocharge a 2.2L. I have yet to find someone who has done it, nor would I recommend it. The sheer mechanics of it are mind boggling

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Old 06-18-2004, 07:44 AM   #5
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disagreed - the 91 - 94 Legacy Turbo is an EJ22T - the pistons are lower compression than the later model N/A EJ22...

So yes, it is not recommended to turbo the 2.2L engine, but it has been done by Subaru before...

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Old 06-18-2004, 08:40 AM   #6
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if fools like me can fi a 2000 rs with 10:1 compression, then this fool can fi his 2.2. that said, on to the info.

if you really want to do it right, get a ej22t to withstand the boost. you'll probally have to make a custom up and down pipe. a top mount ic might work out with some fabing, but a front moun will give ya more room in the engine bay. engine management is a big part. if you are srtapped for cash you can go the old school route of a RRFPR and a better fuel pump teamed together with a J&S safegaurd to control ignition. other wise i reconmend a stand alone such as a link.

need help let me know, i know alot more about a turbo setup cus that is wht i had before i went SC. SC is alittle tricky tho. - IC
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Old 06-18-2004, 09:33 AM   #7
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Jake is just pulling your legs

It can be done, at least for a while it seems. The headgasket will likely blow some time.

There are a few 2.2ts running around. Subachad makes the up and down pipes that you need. Also check out http://wac.addr.com/auto/obs/cruise/cruise.html this site. WAC has a log of his 2.2t experience.

It's not going to be cheap. The people who have done it successfully tend to be DIY guys that are mechanics or engineers. If you had to pay someone to do it, it would be better to just get a WRX engine swap for about $7k.
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Old 06-18-2004, 10:08 AM   #8
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Old 06-18-2004, 10:59 AM   #9
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Jake is just pulling your legs.

It can be done, at least for a while it seems. There are a few 2.2ts running around.

The people who have done it successfully tend to be DIY guys that are mechanics or engineers. .
I dont know what you guys are talking about:
<--- 12lbs boost





but seriously the 2.2 has the same exact turbo problems as a 2.5L. In fact the 2.2 has thicker cylinder walls so in my opinion, its slighly better block. It also wont make as much torque vs hp which is nice for the Transmission. The trans itself on the 2.2l's has shorter gear rations (i think???). So a 2.2 is just fine to turbo. Most turbo kits that bolt up to a 2.5 will also fit a 2.2.
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:54 AM   #10
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I got the pipes you need, click on the www under this post. That's a good start for you.

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Old 06-25-2004, 12:26 PM   #11
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theres no link... :-/
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Old 06-25-2004, 01:41 PM   #12
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so. im obviously thinking about turbocharging the car. its a 1997 impreza L w/ the 2.2L and a slushbox. what all would I need(as in specifics) to get the mofo hooked up? i have both parts of the turbo and what i believe is the wastegate actuator. would a old(early 90 ish) turbo legacy exhaust manifold or a newer WRX exhaust manifold fit? and whaty about other parts from turbo subis?
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Better take care of your autotranny before doing anything else. Get a tranny cooler first and foremost. If you plan on running boost for long periods, get some kind of shift kit or valve body job performed so your clutchpacks don't get toasted.

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Old 07-04-2004, 03:21 PM   #13
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Old 07-05-2004, 12:24 AM   #14
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Did you buy the car with mods? Who did you buy it from and where did they live?

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Old 07-05-2004, 11:13 AM   #15
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at first i was like "good, so the airbags didnt go off" but further inspection revealed that the lil cross bar thingy holding the headlights, radiator, etc was pushed into the engine.

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ill keep yahs posted
I recently did this repair on a '96 OBS. The previous owner had hit something, hard. He played it off as a minor accident, but it wasn't that minor. He had replaced the bumper beam, the grille, headlights and hood. It looked okay, but the core support (lil crossbar thingy, not so little when you pull the other stuff off) was badly damaged.

I found a donor core support in a junkyard for $100. Get the little holesaw style spot weld cutters. There are about 30-40 spot welds that need to be drilled to remove the core support. Once its out of the car, you'll want to do some engine work.

Reseal your oil pump while you're in there. If it doesn't need it now, it will soon anyway. Pull the accessory drive pulley (replace with lightweight perhaps) then remove the plastic timing belt covers from the front of the motor, reomve the timing belt pullies idler and tensioner, remove oil pump and replace the seal. As you put it back together, use a new timing belt. On mine it had skipped a tooth. I also had to replace the two pulleys on the crank, because during the impact the woodruff key had been sheared and the pulleys got chewed up.

Once you've got all that back together you can put in the donor core support. I borrowed a mig welder for this. You'll want an angle grinder to clean things up for the welds. They don't need to be pretty. Infact mine were some really ugly welds, I ground them level with the sheet metal , then filled the gaps with bondo and sanded them smooth. After it was secured, I scuffed all the paint on the donor support, and sprayed it semi gloss black. It turned out pretty nice, and once I got the bumper beam and everything else back on the car, none of my ugly welds are even exposed.

It's a lot of work, but if you're dedicated, and have all the parts tools and supplies on hand, I think it could be done in a weekend
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:56 PM   #16
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cuz my dad bought the car for me(4k) and since hes paying for the repairs (im borrowing the money off him to fix it), he wouldnt let me work on it myself. w/e. like he flipped out (kinda) when i installed my lowering springs w/o saying something first. you know those kind of parents...

anyways, i thought how much a new hood would be and the cost to get it painted so im hoping to get a carbon fiber hood instead. :-D

however the autobody shop he wants to take it to isnt in this week. and Pottsville's Cruise Night is aug 8th...

well... ill keep yahs posted

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Old 07-06-2004, 02:59 PM   #17
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Who did he buy the car from? Where'd they live?
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:46 PM   #18
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:47 PM   #19
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they buy wrecked cars, mostly subarus, and fix em and sell em. his daily driver is an ole legacy that was 2 halves he put together
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:47 PM   #20
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It came with the paint job? What about body kit, wheels, morrette headlights? Any pics of the car? Big wing too? I think I know the car.

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Old 07-10-2004, 01:22 PM   #21
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Old 07-10-2004, 06:09 PM   #22
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Not the same car I was thinking of. Your car sounded a lot like one that was down here in the Gettysburg area. I saw you IMed me, I was at work.

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