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No its actually not that bad. Its pretty indecisive though - and for GOOD reason too!

Still working on the research aspect of my Impreza project.

The 2.5 engine swap just flunked out (after about 3 weeks of research on it), because I dont even want to deal with the torque levels on the tranny and all the other probs a 2.5L presents (especially with possible stg1 or 2 turbo)

So Im thinking, maybe I should just keep this bloody 1.8. Rebuild it...only stronger this time. Get a reliable and custom turbo put on by a Subie specialist shop who will be rewarded for their diligent work.

PROS of the proposed 1.8T:
- less engine weight (than other 2.5)
- no hassle of finding new engine, testing engine, swapping engines
- a 1.8T cant be that fast (not looking for LeMans here...only a nice DailyD)
- hopefully this way will be cost effective too!

CONS of 1.8T:
- My dog has more balls than my car
- a 1.8T CANT be that fast

I forgot to mention that if one was to go as far to swap a 2.5L into a 1.8Br., somehow turbo kits "accidentaly" happen to land on them....hmm, shit happens.

Anyhow, Id like to hear some personal opinions of what you all would do if you had the choice. Nice thing about this model is that it doesnt way a grain of sand to begin with, and we allready took some unneccesary weight out of it.

Thank you for your patience
-C.D.
 

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How about a 2.2

How about doing a 2.2NA engine swap? I am told that it's very easy and that a OBDI 2.2 ECU will plug right into the exhisting harness though I could be miss informed. Look into it and then you can still turbo the 2.2. Plus a 2.2 engine would be cheaper than a 2.5.
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Caddy Daddy said:
- less engine weight (than other 2.5)
Are you sure about that? From what I've read all the EJ-series 4-cylinders use the same basic block, so an EJ25 is like a bored/stroked EJ18. So less block material vs. larger pistons/rods. I doubt it would be much different.
 

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Ok, well i just have a little idea. Just wnted to throw it on the table.


These audi quatro guys with there 1.8ts actually pull pretty wll with good mods.


Have you thought about forged internal 1.8-T? you could throw gobs of boost at it and have it rev high.
 
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