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Old 10-13-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
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I've heard alot of you guys talk about how much you love your motors. Lets talk about the negative side. What problems you have had, if any? How much power? What turbo? What EM? Do you baby it or beat the crap out of it? Anything broke? If you dont want to tell your HP or turbo just say whether the turbo is stock or not.

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Old 10-13-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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I've got one in my RS. So far so good.

Factory turbo and ecu for now. I run 94 octane with booster. One day I will have it tuned. That seems to be the biggest drawback, the engine tuning. Limited choices out there.

Only problem is I need a new clutch and bigger brakes. Its not the motors fault the act street clutch cant handle the power.

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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Engine/car: '03 JDM STi engine, '99 Legacy GT rally car.
Mods: 34mm restrictor mated to stock VF37, 3" TBE.
Tuning: Never been tuned, run 98 octane (104/92 mix), stock JDM ECU, no idea how much power we're making.
As this is a rally car, you could say we beat it more than baby it.

Comments: We've run 4 rallies with this setup and had few problems. Well, the broken axle and smoked clutch were my fault.

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Old 10-13-2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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Whats the 34mm restrictor?
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:14 PM   #5
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i think hes talking about a restricter he put on the intake side of his turbo to get ultra fast spool. Remeber its a rally car
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:16 PM   #6
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Where will I find some good deals on the entire v8 setup?
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:21 PM   #7
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:43 PM   #8
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i think hes talking about a restricter he put on the intake side of his turbo to get ultra fast spool. Remeber its a rally car
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:26 AM   #9
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the is a little off topic but the 34mm restrictor is probably mandated by the rally class he is in to limit or regulate power.
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:28 AM   #10
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um the EJ207 means ver. 7 you are talking about the EJ208
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:32 AM   #11
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um the EJ207 means ver. 7 you are talking about the EJ208
Actually it's simply the motor designation. It does not signify what version the motor is. Ver6's are ej207's, as well as ver7's and ver8's. Regular wrx motors are referred to as ej205's.

I've had two ej207's and ran one essentially stock for a year. No problems to speak of and i was quite happy with the motor. I love ej207's Good luck.

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Old 10-14-2005, 05:54 AM   #12
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This is my setup. Should I go with a built motor or will a EJ207 be reliable?
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:57 AM   #13
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I beat the living hell out of my V7 every day. And have been for the last 30,000 miles. It is leaking a very little bit of oil, a drop or two when it sits. I can't find the leak.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:38 PM   #14
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The only downfall with the JDM motors is they are designed for good gas. The Ver8 with cali gas and hyper cast pistons is not soo good. With a bad tune and poor gas it is a recipe for disaster as i found out the hard way.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:45 PM   #15
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The only downfall with the JDM motors is they are designed for good gas. The Ver8 with cali gas and hyper cast pistons is not soo good. With a bad tune and poor gas it is a recipe for disaster as i found out the hard way.
what happened??
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:46 PM   #16
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Ver 8 354whp SZ49 100 octane
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:05 PM   #17
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I wish I had a ver. 7 or 8 if that counts
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:39 AM   #18
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The only downfall with the JDM motors is they are designed for good gas. The Ver8 with cali gas and hyper cast pistons is not soo good. With a bad tune and poor gas it is a recipe for disaster as i found out the hard way.
The only time you run into a problem like that is with the stock ECU. I'll be running a AEM EMS so I dont have to worry bout that.

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Ver 8 354whp SZ49 100 octane
Not bad, what torque?
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Old 10-15-2005, 01:26 PM   #19
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Old 10-15-2005, 01:32 PM   #20
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gotta V7 spec c motor, no problems with it, smooth as butter best motor you can get for the subie imo.
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:39 PM   #21
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gotta V7 spec c motor, no problems with it, smooth as butter best motor you can get for the subie imo.
How many miles have you been running it and what ecu are you using?
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:56 AM   #22
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gotta V7 spec c motor, no problems with it, smooth as butter best motor you can get for the subie imo.
What mods do you have?

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