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Old 03-10-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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Alright looks like my first Subaru is going to be a homemade conversion. Yay! This oughta be fun.
Background- Most likely going to be picking up a 93 Impreza L FWD. Needless to say I'd prefer to do a Turbo 2.0 Swap. 2.5T if I could afford it.
Budget and time constraints aren't really an issue, just initial investment. I'd like to keep the initial investment below 2500 for a motor swap if possible. I know that won't include things like FMIC, aftermarket/larger turbo, Larger injectors whatnot. I have a daily driver right now, so this is just a project, but I don't see my daily lasting more than a year (Stupid DSM's )
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Questions- I've been looking at the EJ20G. I've seen power output numbers in the way of 220PS. I have no idea what PS means versus HP. Also I've gotten conflicting reports in my searches of whether or not it would be best to try to closely match the MY to my MY or if it even matters. I'm going to assume that OBDI-OBDI swaps are best. But we all know assumptions. Also what are possible numbers for standard injector/turbo/FMIC upgrades.

In looking through the FAQ, I found a few websites listed as dealers of JDM Engines, most though were dead links. I was wondering if someone could throw out some links of REPUTABLE places to buy from. I got screwed over on my SR20 clip about 2 years ago, I'm not exactly willing to go through that again.

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Old 03-10-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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My best luck with finding an engine, was making connections with your local suby shops. Those that do swaps locally will be able to help you find one. I got mine for $1000 (engine, ecu, exhaust, engine harness)... no bulkhead harness though. There are some well known engine importers out there... it just depends on where you live. Check your local forums.

Probably best if you can keep it OBD1 all the way though. Way less of a headache. Save enough money replace things like h20 pump, oil pump, F & R main seals, all belts, thermostat, in addition to a tune up. Make sure engine comes with a ligit compression test. I cant stress all this enough. Way better to do it while the engine is out, than when your on a date on the side of the road 6 mo. later. ?Dont go cheap. My attitude is if you cant afford to replace these things, you cant afford the swap. Keep reading, and doing research.

"A PS is a metric horsepower which is 32,549 lbs-ft per minute. A US
> horsepower is 33,000 lbs-ft per minute. The difference is only 1.3%. I
> wouldn't bother converting. "

Found here: http://www.mr2.com/DIGEST/VOLUME2/095.txt

Also, worry about upgrades once you got it running right on stock components in the first place. Dont put the cart before the horse.

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Old 03-10-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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You are probably better off just getting a USDM WRX Swap into your car. You will have the reliability of the USDM motor and you will be able to find replacement parts easily at dealers and places on the board. Plus you will be able to use almost all the upgraded parts that are currently available if you wanted to make more power.

As far as PS, It is almost a 1:1 ratio with hp. 280PS is about 276hp or somewhere along those lines.

The USDM swap will cost more if you decide to have someone work on it. If you want it done right, I would recommend LIC Motorsports(www.licmotorsports.com) They have done swaps for people all the way from Colorado.

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Old 03-10-2006, 09:59 PM   #4
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Personally, I have been searching 3 weeks, w/ over 71 companies called for a STi version 5 or 6 front clip complete swap (hopefully including rear diff). I think I have one nailed down, but give a break. Why advertise if you can't deliever!!??
I like the prospect of JDM toughness and better transmission gear ratios.

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PS-I would tell you who is good on getting a front clip swap, but I am still debating who to try and give $5000 cash to.
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:01 AM   #5
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In looking through the FAQ, I found a few websites listed as dealers of JDM Engines, most though were dead links. I was wondering if someone could throw out some links of REPUTABLE places to buy from. I got screwed over on my SR20 clip about 2 years ago, I'm not exactly willing to go through that again.

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