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Old 04-13-2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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Recently finished this conversion on an offroad oriented SF Foz. We'd previously converted it from 2.0l auto to 2.5l manual and it was used and abused for a couple of years until the radiator split and the engine was destroyed. The owner was keen for a H6 conversion.
We originally ordered an EZ30D halfcut from sku81 but it missed the boat and he instead had a gen 4 EZ30R so we went with that. I attempted to get the factory ecu running the engine on the ground but the lack of CAN communication with other systems shut down the electronic throttle control so it wasn't usable.
Here's the setup on the floor.

We then decided to use a Vipec V88 instead. We'd already used one on another EZ30R conversion and they are an impressive ecu. Because I had already stripped the engine wiring out of the main loom I got a plug and pin set for the Vipec instead of a flying loom and reterminated the factory loom to suit the V88. The Vipec/Link is a terrific ecu and an excellent choice for the EZ30R as the entire triggering settings for the engine are in the software, you just drop down the box and select EZ30R.
The ecu was mounted in the glovebox because there have been previous drownings of ecu's in offroad excursions. I used a genuine Motec mounting kit for the ecu.

I made a new exhaust for the car also to both quieten it and gain ground clearance. It turned out to be the best sounding H6 I have heard.


In progress.

Finished.

The car.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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Badass!

Nice work.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:07 AM   #3
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Nice work!!!! I love the MoTec mounting kit!!!! Baller, indeed!

I'd like to see some pics of it all muddy now, thank you.....


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Old 04-28-2010, 06:32 PM   #4
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Did you use the drive-by-wire throttle body, or did you adapt a cable TB to it? What are you running for exhaust headers/manifolds? I can't see that far upstream in your pictures.

Would you be willing to share your Vipec tune with a fellow EZ30R swapper if I were to go that route? I have the engine, just need to figure out which EM I'm going to use. I think it's pretty much down to the Link G4 or the Vipec (which are essentially the same thing, from what I understand).

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Old 12-09-2010, 02:22 AM   #5
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I would vote you as the most awesome person in the world if you did a "how-to" thread on what you guys did. I'd eventually love to swap in an H6 to my SG Foz.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:42 AM   #6
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Any videos?
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #7
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I'm impressed! Please post up some more pictures!
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:48 PM   #8
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Totally freakin awesome. I always wanted to see an H6 in a forester!
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:22 PM   #9
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Insane!
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Did you use the drive-by-wire throttle body, or did you adapt a cable TB to it? What are you running for exhaust headers/manifolds? I can't see that far upstream in your pictures.

Would you be willing to share your Vipec tune with a fellow EZ30R swapper if I were to go that route? I have the engine, just need to figure out which EM I'm going to use. I think it's pretty much down to the Link G4 or the Vipec (which are essentially the same thing, from what I understand).

Thanks,
Pat Olsen
I'm gonna have to say add me to list of people requesting this.
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