Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday July 28, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Subaru Conversions

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-11-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 7879
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: east of Zzyzx
Default LS1/T56 into GC8 theory for heretics

There's already a 'Corvette engine into WRX' thread, but any older Impreza would be a good donor car. Lighter, better looking, and cheaper.

Why the Impreza? Why not? It is a solid little car with a few specific advantages.
1) wide frame rails
2) long enough engine bay
3) already has transmission tunnel
4) already has IRS
5) everybody (including insurance company) thinks it is a low horsepower/high traction AWD car and will freak out if you do a smoky burnout
6) gigantic aftermarket and technical support for Subie and Chevy stuff

A) So, what will be different than the LS1-into-WRX swap?
B) Is there less room between the hood and engine?
C) Is there less room between the radiator and engine?
D) Is there any difference in the front crossmember (other than the dent for the uppipe) that would cause a problem?
E) How much narrower is the transmission tunnel?
F) R160 and R180 will need to go. What should be done?

Please, please, please if you don't like the idea of a RWD Impreza don't post. We already know you don't like the idea. And you'd never buy a 5.7RS if Subaru offered one right on the showroom floor next to the 2.5RS.
aspera is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS/FT : SC: '90 RX-7 with LS1/T56 swap andrewp724 Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds 53 06-24-2010 11:02 PM
project LSCUBIE-DOO: LS1 + T56 USA #1 CoiloverKid Member's Car Gallery 65 11-13-2008 08:17 PM
1989 Mazda RX-7 with LS1/T56 swap lots of goodies fully sorted lots of pictures rao Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds 19 11-18-2006 07:19 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.