So within the next few months here I am going to be gathering parts for another swap. Its all going into some year GF wagon.
Regardless of what engine goes in the car is going to have 6mt, brembos, coilovers etc the whole sti package minus the engine (or the engine too lol)
I was just throwing some ideas around in my head the other day and thought it might be pretty cool to do an H6 swap with a turbo rather than just go the standard ej257 setup stage 2 etc.
Originally I was looking to gain around 300whp but now thinking of it I wouldn't mind 350-400whp which would be hard at all on either, especially the H6 with a turbo.
Also, if I did go with the H6 turbo route, which turbo would I run? Would a VF43 be too small? or should I consider like a 16g or 18g even?
So basically which one should I go for? H6 would take a bit more work but I don't have a problem with that. They would both cost about the same and still get the same mpg's as well roughly
I want to hear your thoughts
The way I see it is... the H6 Turbo would be pretty "unique" (been done before - Perrin), but for the power goals that you have in mind, a simple STI swap would do. You get the benefits of Open Source tunes, emissions, Diagnostics, and over the counter parts....
I have a Turbo'd RS. Been like this since 2004 with a standalone, and I love it. It was a great learning experience - particularly on the tunning side... BUT I do know what a PITA is to deal with custom parts, and dealing with emissions. Swapping to smaller injectors, changing to catted downpipes, and reconecting the ECU...just to pass the smog test.
If I could do it all over again, I would probably do a USDM swap... but back then it was waaaay more expensive.