2001 Impreza L | WRX swapped | Rust repairs and weight reduction!
Originally Posted by TerryJr
I've been liking this ej206 enough that i have abandoned my plan to rebuild the ej22. Like you confirmed, I guess the older blocks are just getting too "old" and arent straight anymore. If you dont want hte ej22 pistons, im gonna keep them around for my "maybe someday" eg33 build. But for now this winter "im just going to throw some rods and pistons in this EJ206 and push it back to 30psi. I think its the 9:1 compression that makes it driveable
Yea itís a shame. I think itís the combination of being an old block, and the #3 thrust. Iím keeping the 22t around Incase I feel like paying to have it fixed, but Iím giving up on the 2.2 as well. So, no need for the JEís now. Bummer lol.
Iím thinking of doing 9:1 but since I donít have ethanol everywhere yet, tuning it on 93 makes me a little nervous. Probably just gonna do 8.5:1. Anything is better than the 8.0:1 in the usdm ej205.
At this point Iím 90% decided on a 2.0 block for this build. Doing 272 cams and springs/retainers. 2.0 with cams and 8.5:1 will kill my low end, but I should feel more comfortable revving it out
Last edited by RavensFan77; 07-26-2019 at 04:43 AM..
Nothing really to update. Just taking a little break and saving money while the built motor gets finished up. Should be done in a the next week or two I think. Then Iíll have lots to do.....finish assembling the long block, add some gauges to the car, redo some fuel stuff, re-tune the whole thing lol.
Iíll be driving up to STPR in a few weeks and hopefully take my coupe like I usually do. Thatíll be the last of my summer road trips for this car, and itíll be time to get to work on things. Plan is to get the built engine in the car a few weeks after STPR, and have it running good by October so I can enjoy it before winter.
Busy busy. Still waiting on the built engine and been working overtime some weekends, so no real progress with the car besides some minor tuning stuff. Also went back up to Watkins Glen 2 weeks ago for a day trip to watch Blancpain GT.
....but yesterday, the car made it up to Wellsboro for STPR. Itís not that far, but this ej205 is getting old and Iím just happy itís still running good. This should be the last of my summer trips for this car, so itíll be time to get back to working on stuff again. Have some projects I wanna start.
Tune was solid for the drive. I fixed my tip-in finally. I think Iíve finally got this setup as consistent and drivable as a stock wrx.