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Jimbo's '00 OBS 2.5L(swap) 5MT STM
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Jimbo's '00 OBS 2.5L(swap) 5MT STM

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Pictures of the engine swap:

Empty engine bay


The old EJ22


The re-manufactured EJ25


The old/new clutch flywheel comparison


The step by step installation of the flywheel and clutch onto the new engine




The crank and cam sprockets needed to be swapped



New engine ready to go in


Mating the engine to the transmission

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Just got my '00 OBS this summer with 128000 miles on it. It's now a two owner car and the previous (and original) owner is my father-in-law. After a thorough detail of the interior, the car is pretty much in mint condition other than a missing hub-cap. A "travel journal" was bought when it was new and it's entire millage and cost history (gas, oil, wipers, EVERYTHING) has been recorded. All I've done to it so far is give it that thorough detail and install my Alpine deck and sub in it.

I don't have any immediate performance plans for it but am definitely looking in that direction for the future (I graduate in Dec). Unfortunately I have absolutely no experience in that field so I'm gonna need lots of advice.

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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Here's the first picture of my new (to me) OBS by some mountain lake in the Big Horns.

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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I believe we have the same 2.2l MAP motor.
Here is a link with another link to a few simple & cheap mods I did when my OBS was N/A that improved acceleration.

I like my little L wagon, but...

Handling can be improved with springs, struts, Swaybars & endlinks.

I had AGX struts / Eibach springs on my OBS that lowered it a bit & allowed me to dial in more neutral handling, but the best bang for the buck was the addition of a thicker rear sway-bar (mine 19mm RSB came from a '05 STi (I read it would not fit after I had it on my car - go figure...) & cost about $50).
WRX wagons have a RSB that is thicker than the 13mm rsb on your OBS right now & these can be found for about $50 complete.

The simplest upgrade for the braking system is the use of decent fluid (I use the Valvoline dot4 synthetic stuff) + good brake pads (I use hawks).
A cheap upgrade for the braking system was the use on Legacy 2-pot front calipers & rotors. I got a set of calipers & brackets from my local u-pull-it on the cheap, the system bolts in & will net you bigger rotors & better calipers that still fit under stock 15" rims.

This should be a OK start for you, on which you can build/improve.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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Wow thanks for the quick reply and all the advice. I was thinking before I do anything to the car I should get a hub-cap though . I thought about rims but the current "college and married" budget really doesn't allow for that. I was hoping to maybe find a matching one on this site but haven't had a whole lot of time to browse.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:09 PM   #6
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nice little suby
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:43 AM   #7
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Thanks, I love it. I'm also proud to say we're an all Subaru family now cuz my wife has a 98 outback.

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Old 09-21-2008, 06:22 PM   #8
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lol outback ftw
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:46 PM   #9
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you did the right thing by losin the rear hub cap.. now take the others off
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superb platform to start with.

in my humble opinion a good spring/strut setup with some new rims would greatly enhance handling capability as well as drastically improve aesthetics. good luck.
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