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Old 05-15-2002, 10:11 PM   #26
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In answer to your question. Nippon Motors has always stated them as the EJ20 De-t or DE-TT for the Twin turbo. The twin turbo engine will not work, forget about it. I don't know what DE-T they are talking about, or where they got those identifications. THey also have the EJ20 T listed on their site. I think these could be legacy or impreza motors. Also they will have cut wiring harnesses which could be a real bear to piece back together. I tried to contact them once but they don't return emails at nippon motors.

Best bet is to get a full front clip, the newer the better. This way it will have the airbox, various sensors mounted on the firewall/fender wells, crossmember, full uncut wiring, and ECU. You also want to get the tranny, rear diff, and all 4 axles. With this package you can also get some cool extra things like the gauge cluster, maybe brakes, etc. When you get this large pile of scrap you will still have to totally dismantle the wiring harness and convert it to LHD from RHD. This might be sort of hard...

So I still think this is the best HP gain for the RS. You can have totally stock reliability and ~260 HP, but it will cost you 5K by the time you are done if you get the clip for around 3K. Also you can have stock exhaust and be a total sleeper for the unsuspecting teenager in a new WRX, or a Honda ricer for that matter. They all think the RS is slow...

I would not recommend taking on this project unless you are very confident in your skills as a mechanic as well as an electrical troubleshooter. I also would not recommend paying someone else to do it, that would easily double your price to 10K, and they may screw it up anyways.

Also, the motor/tranny you get is USED. It may have been babied, it may have been thrashed. You have to be totally prepared to rebuild one or both. After a 2K rebuild you may be pretty cashed out.

Through this whole thing I assume you do all the work on your own car, paying another to do it is prohibitively expensive. Hence all of my price estimates are parts/shipping only.

Let us know what engines you can find. Make sure you get serial numbers from the exact package you are getting and you cross check those to make sure it is exactly what you want. There are MAF vs. MAP considerations as well as LSD and many others to consider.

Good Luck
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Old 05-16-2002, 02:02 PM   #27
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Talk to Rejean or Julien Pilon at Lachute Subaru. www.lac-ss.com

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Old 05-16-2002, 04:26 PM   #28
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Actually its way cheaper to import a Japnaese EJ20 turbo from Japan as opposed to trying to find one of the few usdm wrecked WRXs.

www.adelaidejap.com.au/ subaru.htm

Those guys are about the cheapest I have found and they gaurentee their engines to hold compression and actually be in good working order. They sell full JDM WRX packages starting at $3,750 Australian $. Thats only $2,058.37 US$. Packages come with complete engine/tranny/ecu.
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Old 05-16-2002, 06:45 PM   #29
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Yes I have to give props to adelaide I have been one very annonying customer thus far ( asked many questions bought nothing .....yet) Much better than infinite motorsports. Ugh dont get me started on them. Anyhoo the one thing holding me back is Importation. How much is shipping usually on a full clip? also what about customs do I have to pay them more money?
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Old 05-16-2002, 10:54 PM   #30
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i dunno about the ej20de-t, and ej20t crap. i asked them about over e-mail and nippon told me ej20de-t and ej20t is the same thing. i was like "ok". one of my friends told my the bastard guys at nippon dont know wut they are doing. the apex-i N1 cat-back exhaust for the impreza is so damn tight, nice thoaty sound and it is huge. i had to take it off cuz it didnt pass inspection, bout to go put that shizzle back on.
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Old 05-17-2002, 01:26 AM   #31
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hondaslayer, expect to pay over $1,000 for shipping and customs for a whole clip. Customs is a gigantic PITA. You have to get a customs agent to do everything for you. Definately get the clip shipped right to the shop that's doing the install instead of to you. I don't know how much it would cost to have a truck move the clip from the port, but it's gonna be alot! email me if you need any help.
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Old 05-17-2002, 12:23 PM   #32
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Originally posted by jeffg

I suggest you go read about John Felstead's last trip to the Nurburg Ring, in a non turbo EJ20.
I would be interested in this as well if it is less than a year old. They didn't have the performance NA EJ20 out before then.

Do you know where this article is?


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Old 05-17-2002, 02:32 PM   #33
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Section 8 (Greg),

I found an article on the N/A ej20 in the Motorsports Forum. I did a search on 'John Felstead', and I think it was one of the first results to come up. It was a UK Impreza 'Sport' with 115bhp which didn't sound particularly impressive. Made me wonder if that was the right article.

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Old 05-17-2002, 04:03 PM   #34
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Garface: Thanks I had planned to have it shipped straight to work.
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