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Old 05-15-2001, 11:59 PM   #1
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Post ej22 Supercharger???????

Is there a supercharger for this engine? I know Rimmer only makes one for the 2.5,They no longer make one for the 2.2. I wonder why? Can the engine take the punnishment?
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Old 05-16-2001, 05:50 PM   #2
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Subarurabbit was mentioning something about a CAPA supercharger for ~ 3,000 bucks (US Dollars). I would guess that the 2.2 is stronger than the 2.5.
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Old 05-16-2001, 07:41 PM   #3
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There is something in the works that should work just fine for a 2.2L. I'm not at liberty to say who-what-when-where-why, but it will hopefully be finished by the end of June.
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Old 05-16-2001, 10:26 PM   #4
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grr... don't dangle a bone in front of me or else i'll bite off the hand holding it!

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Old 05-17-2001, 01:15 AM   #5
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I would think it is safe to assume that a turbo or supercharger designed for the 2.5l will work just fine with the 2.2. Same engine essentially. The exhaust/downpipe size definitely would be a different story though.
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Old 05-18-2001, 10:39 AM   #6
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The CAPA s/c is supposed to be well-engineered, and good for c.210 hp.
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:47 PM   #7
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after reading this i did a search and came up with this:
http://www.capa.com.au/liberty_kits.htm

<IMG SRC="http://www.capa.com.au/liberty_1quart_big.jpg" border=0>

unfortunately it's rather lacking in techinical and peformance data, but i can't find anything else...

is their ej22 the same as ours? our ej22 dosen't have that black "box" that the air intake is attached to before the supercharger...

being automatic, i wonder if our tranny would turn into shrapnel if this kit does make ~200hp?

is there a north american distributor?

so many questions...

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Old 05-18-2001, 08:57 PM   #8
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Old 05-18-2001, 09:01 PM   #9
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DJimpreza was running a s/c by rimmer in his 2.0 L, so I guess you can run it, maybe you will need some mods, but you can do it
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Old 05-21-2001, 07:39 PM   #10
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can ne1 identify the motor in the picture as the ej22? our ej22 does not have that big black box next to the firewall that the air intake goes to.
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yes people quit telling me i need more windshield washer fluid!!!

has ne1 noticed how on the supercharged ej22 that the alternator has been moved all the way over to the battery? where did the dipstick and oil filler neck go?

this was the response i got from capa:

Hi Ben,

I am not to sure how close the engine layout is between the US and Aussie
model Subaru. I suggest that you check out the under bonnet pic on our
website and perhaps look into it a bit more to confirm the similarities or
differences.

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Old 05-21-2001, 07:55 PM   #11
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dunno what that black box is, but is that a smaller than normal size battery in the picture? i changed my spark plug wires last night and don't remember enough space for the s/c in the engine bay.

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Old 05-21-2001, 10:50 PM   #12
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yeah the battery is smaller. ditto for japanese models too. someone told me it's because of our varying weather conditions requires a larger hi-capacity battery? the obvious downside would be weight.

not used to seeing the brake booster and the wipers on opposite sides on that pic of the australian liberty...

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Old 05-21-2001, 11:56 PM   #13
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our ej22 dosen't have that black "box" that the air intake is attached to before the supercharger...
The air intake plenum "black box" behind the intake manifold looks identical to my totally stock '99 2.5 liter. Do you know for a fact that this is indeed an ej22 and not an ej25 ?


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Old 05-22-2001, 06:59 AM   #14
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straight from their website: "Our CAPA Bolt On Blower Kits have given the normally sluggish Subaru 2.2 engine a new lease on life."

hm. what's that "black box" for anyway? what makes the 2.5l so special huh?

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Old 05-23-2001, 01:14 PM   #15
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OK,

it's about time I share what I've found out.

The 4eat is tough - just do something about heat. I'm converting it to Amsoil Synthetic tranny fluid rather than install a tranny oil cooler.

I have some emails from the turbo/nitrous automatic Outback Sport owner that blew his tranny up. It was taking constant abuse before it reached that point.

I didn't notice the battery thing before.

CAPA says we don't need a computer or a higher rate fuel pump. It would be around $300 US for shipping & insurance.

In terms of performance, I would say that a supercharged Legacy will be quicker (accelerating) than a turbo 2.5 Legacy. We have a weight advantage. But Legacy L/LS/LSi are limited to 112MPH.

$3100 is cheaper than $24.5K with a sunroof (or leather)

A WRX 4 door manual weighs the same as a Legacy from '95-99. (WRX automatics and wagons weigh more) WRX does have the upper hand in handling. No comments on looks ;P I like my foglights better.

A supercharged Legacy will probably be quicker than an automatic WRX.

I don't know if I'm going to do it. I just heard of the top secret legacy 2.0/2.5 turbo. I want to get a house/condo...

edit: I do have the installation manual...

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Old 05-23-2001, 07:03 PM   #16
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having doubts now... can't find a north american distributor for capa... not sure what would happen if something went wrong. don't want to wait forever for something from australia
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