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Old 09-29-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
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hi, I have a 2001 Impreza 2.2L. I have been looking all over for performance parts for it and have had no luck. Everything I find for '01 is either for the WRX or the 2.5RS. Does anyone know where I could get performance parts for the 2.2L engine and I was also wondering if performance parts, such as cold air intakes, that say they are made for the 2.5RS would fit on the 2.2L engine. Another possibility is to swap out the engine for the 2.5L engine: how easy would this be and where could I get one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Edit: I was also wondering if I would be able to take an engine from the same year legacy or other subaru to do an engine swap, that would just make it much easier to find the right engine!
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:26 PM   #2
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I have a '96 2.2 Impreza, even harder for me to find parts

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Old 09-29-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Edit: I was also wondering if I would be able to take an engine from the same year legacy or other subaru to do an engine swap, that would just make it much easier to find the right engine!
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:54 PM   #4
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:48 PM   #5
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3 piece pulley kit from boxer4racing = 15 hp
Performance chip from Nextlevelracing.com = 10 hp
Cold Air Intake from boxer4racing = 10 hp
2.25 inch Catback from boxer4racing = 5 hp
TORCO fuel additive 1 can per gas tank ( $11 ) = 8 hp
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Old 09-30-2004, 05:40 PM   #6
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Quote:
3 piece pulley kit from boxer4racing = 15 hp
Performance chip from Nextlevelracing.com = 10 hp
Cold Air Intake from boxer4racing = 10 hp
2.25 inch Catback from boxer4racing = 5 hp
TORCO fuel additive 1 can per gas tank ( $11 ) = 8 hp
Let me correct that for an 01 L:
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3 piece pulley kit from boxer4racing = 5-8 hp
Performance chip from Nextlevelracing.com = 0-1 hp
Cold Air Intake from boxer4racing = 5-10 hp
2.25 inch Catback from boxer4racing = ~5 hp
TORCO fuel additive 1 can per gas tank ( $11 ) = 0 hp
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Old 09-30-2004, 05:45 PM   #7
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Anything aside from some type of supercharging or 'teh juice' will be a marginal increase for too much dough. Exhausts are nice because they at least make you feel faster. The ole deuce-deuce just ain't a high-power beast. Spend your money on suspension and brakes, and you'll still outperform higher-powered guys in the twisties.

Just my $.02

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Old 09-30-2004, 05:48 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, and a US WRX swap is your best bet for an economical/reliable option that'll make you much fast4r.
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:20 AM   #9
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dude, are you kidding me ? there are a plethora of perfomance parts for the L. the L is the best impreza ever made. it's definately the fastest of all imprezas and definately the best looking, and don't let ANYONE tell you other wise.


on a more serious note, alot of GC8 RS parts fit on the L....like...almost everything...intakes, cat backs, higflow cats..headers are different.....underdrive pulleys....all interior stuff.

just get creative.
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:45 PM   #10
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I've got you all beat....try finding parts for a 90 legacy.....hah......the thing you have to remember that most of the parts are interchangable. My car has so many parts from different models and years, it's ridiculous.
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Old 10-05-2004, 04:32 PM   #11
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like i said, get creative....most of the stuff for a GC8 RS will fit onto an L, just do some research....

check out www.scoobymods.com for some *free* performance mod

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Old 10-15-2004, 02:13 PM   #12
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dude, are you kidding me ? there are a plethora of perfomance parts for the L. the L is the best impreza ever made. it's definately the fastest of all imprezas and definately the best looking, and don't let ANYONE tell you other wise.


on a more serious note, alot of GC8 RS parts fit on the L....like...almost everything...intakes, cat backs, higflow cats..headers are different.....underdrive pulleys....all interior stuff.

just get creative.
There may be a moderate amount of parts out there for the L/2.2l but not many of them are going to do much good. I've thought about modding my OBS but what's the point? In the end I'm just going to spend a lot of money for not a lot of performance. Hence why I am saving for the eventual USDM WRX swap. I could mod the suspension and it would handle great but that's further down the line after I do the swap.

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Old 11-20-2004, 09:13 PM   #13
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Delta Cams sells Cams for the 2.2L SOHC
$65 per cam, 65 x 2 = $130 per car
Grind # = 220
Adds 15 hp
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:28 AM   #14
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Why not upgrade the other bits first.
Upgrade the suspenders, differentials, tranny, brakes and such. Possibly go into the STi or CF body panels. You are already lighter than an RS and WRX, take more advantage of it. With the other upgrades I have listed you will be able to get more traction, and brake later and harder into the corners carrying more speed. Why not make the engine the last of your worries. For now you could add a nice cat back exhaust like I did. It is not mandrel bent, but I didn't spend near what a mandrel bent would be. It sounds alot better and breathes better. Then throw a K&N flat panel and go with a ganz flow type piping from your air box.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:47 AM   #15
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I say engine swap...even just the easy upgrade to the 2.5RS motor...find someone doing a swap...
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Old 11-23-2004, 06:01 PM   #16
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I've got you all beat....try finding parts for a 90 legacy.....hah......the thing you have to remember that most of the parts are interchangable. My car has so many parts from different models and years, it's ridiculous.

95 Legacy is the same way.
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:09 PM   #17
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Anything aside from some type of supercharging or 'teh juice' will be a marginal increase for too much dough. Exhausts are nice because they at least make you feel faster. The ole deuce-deuce just ain't a high-power beast. Spend your money on suspension and brakes, and you'll still outperform higher-powered guys in the twisties.

Just my $.02

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I agree. There's not much you can do to the 2.2L NA engine. Even if you go the forced induction route, the bottom end is just not designed for it. These engines are pretty much bulletproof when left alone but if you start tinkering with it, you'll slowly be chipping away at reliability. You can build up the bottom end to take any additional power but an engine swap would be more economical at that point. Like the others said, I would concentrate on suspension and brake upgrades and save your money for an engine transplant. Even then, you're going to have a smile on your face when your car is able to handle and brake with the best of them.
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Old 11-24-2004, 10:44 PM   #18
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Search for info on the hi compression 2.2's. I am getting ready to try that with 1.8 heads bolted on to my 2.2 block. It increases compression to 11+ pounds and it is not that expensive. From what I have been told you keep using your current ECU, and this allows you to continue with stock internals. The only thing I have been told I most likely will want in the future are new cams.
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:39 AM   #19
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There may be a moderate amount of parts out there for the L/2.2l but not many of them are going to do much good. I've thought about modding my OBS but what's the point? In the end I'm just going to spend a lot of money for not a lot of performance. Hence why I am saving for the eventual USDM WRX swap. I could mod the suspension and it would handle great but that's further down the line after I do the swap.

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what's the point ? well, i like my L, and i knew i would know way be able to afford a swap anytime soon, so i modded my car as it was. i can always sell things off when/if i need to. my car was a 18+ second car when i got it. and now i have got it down to 16.5 seconds. to me, for a N/A 2.2 L AUTOMATIC, that's pretty quick. but hey, the only real point here is, it's my L, and i'll do what i want with it, no matter what anyone says about it.

do what you want to your L, to please your self, and no one else... if you want "temporary" performace gains, go make your self a home depot intake out of PVC pipe. have a muffler shop weld on a new muffler, i think there are fake N1's on ebay for 40 bucks shipped.

you can always go the cheap route for now, and laugh it all off meanwhile saving for a super swap of some kind, or go all in like i have, and bite the bullet later on; like i probably will.
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Old 11-27-2004, 01:53 PM   #20
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yOU CAN GET THE Borla headers-300.00 from the southcoastperformance.com
You can get borla catback-480.00
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hi, I have a 2001 Impreza 2.2L. I have been looking all over for performance parts for it and have had no luck. Everything I find for '01 is either for the WRX or the 2.5RS. Does anyone know where I could get performance parts for the 2.2L engine and I was also wondering if performance parts, such as cold air intakes, that say they are made for the 2.5RS would fit on the 2.2L engine. Another possibility is to swap out the engine for the 2.5L engine: how easy would this be and where could I get one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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I have a set of single port 2.2L headers that I will sell you for $200 + actual shipping.
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Old 11-28-2004, 09:48 PM   #22
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I also have an `01 imp L wagon with the 2.2 I made my own CAI, put on a Borla cat-back, I've got a Borla Header on the way and haven't decided if it's going to be catless, or R.T. High flow cat. I put on a Perrin lighten crank pulley, and although they don't list the 2.2 it you look the sizes for almost all the ej engines are the same for things like that. Don't listen to the people who say the 2.2 isn't worth any effort, You can make good power out of it, and it's an easier engine to drive at normal speeds than a 2.5 or a 2.0T It's got more torque down low. I put on some suspension bits redid the alignment, and on the fun roads, I can out drive people in modded RS's... remember mine's a wagon.
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:07 AM   #23
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i look at some of the reviews for the nextlevel performance chip, and i was wondering if it would help any with my sort of car? 2.5L auto
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I put on a Perrin lighten crank pulley, and although they don't list the 2.2 it you look the sizes for almost all the ej engines are the same for things like that. Don't listen to the people who say the 2.2 isn't worth any effort, You can make good power out of it, and it's an easier engine to drive at normal speeds than a 2.5 or a 2.0T It's got more torque down low. I put on some suspension bits redid the alignment, and on the fun roads, I can out drive people in modded RS's... remember mine's a wagon.
Did you feel any difference with the lightened crank pulley? I've driven my buddies 2.5RS (which is completely stock) and it seemed to have much more torque than my 2.2L. My car has impressed me after the suspension and brake upgrades but the engine mods were very disappointing so I've reverted back to stock and feel just as fast if not faster and it doesn't feel like I'm beating up my engine anymore. The engine is also pretty capable in stock form if you happen to give it a nice platform to work around (suspension, brakes).
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any ideas on a 2.5L performance-wise?
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