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Old 04-21-2009, 03:19 AM   #16
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: colorado
1989 XT-6


Originally Posted by simple monkey View Post
that XT6 is gorgeous.
How well does the EJ25 stack up compared to an EA82T?
Thanks, my XT is my baby.

When I first did the swap on the Rx people always made the comment "one HG problem for a newer one" and kinda shunned me on the old school board. My opinion is that they are great motors that can be had really cheap. The 165 hp vs the 1.8Ts 115 is a HUGE difference, the car went from a high 18 second car to a low 15 second car. On top of that it got +30 MPG when driven nicely and had lots of fun in the weather with it's new found low end grunt. The EA82T is junk, old, underpowered, unreliable junk. Makes the problematic EJ25 look like a star.
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