SPECS
Horsepower
170 HP
Torque
165 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2795 LB
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.5 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
19/25 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Bought this for $500 in May of 2014 (pic 2 is completely stock almost day 1). The person I bought it from was ecstatic that some one was buying it and going to keep it alive. I spent the better part of the next year trying to keep the 2.2L that was in it running. The timing kept jumping a tooth almost every month even with all new timing hardware. Finally the bold holding the tensioner broke off which meant that I could start my project of swapping the engine. I took several months (this started before the timing on the other went completely bad) researching engines for a replacement since the 1997 were a transitional year between phase 1 and phase 2. I didn't want to swap out all the wiring and ECU and I wanted more HP and torque. Reading through forums I found that the EJ25D did not require any wiring, ECU, or sensor changes to get it to work. Basically it was a plug and play setup for the car. I pulled the EJ25D out of a 1998 Forester S in about 2.5 hours. It took considerably longer to get it into the car since I bought several parts to replace while the engine was out of the car. After getting all the parts I spent October 2015 through the middle of November 2015 getting it running again. Other than that it has been mostly "maintenance" List of upgrades: EJ25D (with intake manifold) 2006 WRX oil pan UEL headers Tsudo high flow cat 9.5lbs flywheel 2004 RS front brakes 2002 WRX rear brakes 2002 WRX rear CV adjustable rear control arms 2004 Impreza TS rear sway bar Rota Torque 17x8 wheel sitting on BFG Sport Comp 2 Things to come: 2004 Impreza TS stearing rack 2004 Impreza TS front sway bar Eaton M90 super charger A B22 style wide body kit

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