Originally Posted by andys
turbo ej20 motors are like 500$. Why get a WRX motor when you can get an old OBD1 closed deck JDM legacy EJ20G turbo motor? Mine was 750$ cdn with EVERYTHING and it hauls a$$.
Also you can get a turbo back straight exhaust for cheap and it's not really that loud because of the cats and turbo. NA makes no sense. Sorry
Originally Posted by rallywgn
In your searching (assuming you do any) you will find in every thread about N/A power at least one naysayer who calls you stupid for trying to make N/A power. Their solution is to always swap in a WRX motor or turbo your existing 2.5L motor. The argument being that it provides more power and is less expensive or a better value.
At least one always shows up, oh well its a free country and public site.
Perhaps in Canada turbo EJ20s are available a dime-a-dozen but they are rarely available and parts are even harder to find in the States.
In places like the Socialist Enviromentalist People's Total Eutopia of California OBD1 engines may not pass anti-smog laws so it may not be an option.
All other swap problems of rewiring etc. still stand and the car will still likely be slower and more fragile.