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Old 09-04-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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05 WRX WRB Stg2
2009 STI Stg 2

Default EJ20 or EJ257 Hybrid Setup (Help Needed)

Hey guy's

Due to a Spun rod bearing in my EJ20, Im looking at my options...1 swap out my EJ20 for a new shortblock, gaskets and head studs or 2 HYBRID setup. i can get a new EJ257 SB for $1200 (Deal) or a EJ205 SB for $1500. i have a limited buget & i dont have $500 for a pro tune. Any advise will be much appritiated. What mods should i do if i go hybrid and will i get more power out of this setup Vs a stg 2.5 on an EJ20???, Im not looking for a race car but i want a daily driver with some guts.

P.S Im looking for a good DYI or Guide on building a Hybrid, I have been searching but no luck. also looking for a good openecu map for a hybrid.

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:30 AM   #2
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2002 AW Bugeye ej257
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advice.. dont run a off the shelf map. get a real tune.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:13 AM   #3
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If you cant pay for all the extra stuff might as well just get a replacement 2.0 short block
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