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Old 02-11-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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So I'm getting close to the begining of my swap and like always I have some second thoughts that I would like to work thru. I had a finely laid plan of a Ver.7, 6MT, STI hubs, etc... the typical STI into GC8 type stuff.

Well after riding in a friends super wild Eclipse I have begun to wonder what it would be like if I just built the hell out of a run of the mill WRX motor with nutso cams, race rods, pistons, huge turbo etc. Sure I wouldn't have the cool red manifold but I would have a custom built beast that will suite my hooligan tactics rather then being able to say "yeah I have a JDM Ver. whatever..."

Just a thought but what are the pros/cons to either or. As for building the US motor what sort of stuff is out there for them?

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Old 02-11-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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If I was going to build something, I'd start with a EJ257.

I happen to have 2 EJ257 block halves, crank, and rods for sale, $500.
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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I would start with an ej22t... but an ej257 is just as good a way to go.

Are you going to build it yourself? Or buy a built block?
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:15 PM   #4
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There are no pros to building an USDM 2.0, dont do it. As the guru's said EJ257 or EJ22t. EJ257 would be happy stock or better with just aftermarket pistons, EJ22t should get rods and pistons. RA heads are a must. 6 speed for bling or a JDM 5 speed to go fast.
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:03 PM   #5
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If I was going to build something, I'd start with a EJ257.

I happen to have 2 EJ257 block halves, crank, and rods for sale, $500.
I've got the pistons to go in that block; if you want them pm me...
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:56 PM   #6
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Well im talking to Crawford so let me see what we can come up with
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:11 PM   #7
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I've got the pistons to go in that block; if you want them pm me...
Nah I've got plenty of pistons. As well as another complete EJ257.
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