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Unread 11th September 2018, 09:33 PM
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Those are very big tyres!! It looks like you would get a 6 inch lift from tyres alone. Do you have to use low range to get up hill on tarmac?
Not yet but it does slow down on a long drag, that is when there is a long enough flat section to get some speed up. Hill starts are problematic at times with some juddering on occasion. That’s the reason I want to slip in a 2.0lrt forester engine, box and rear axle. Oh with the tyres the body lift is 9 1/2 over stock (6” lift kit + 3 1/2 increase in rolling radiusj.

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If you don't have the engine yet, go for the EJ22 out of a Legacy.
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is that holding up the house???
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is that holding up the house???
😂😂😂😂 not quite, improvised access I think is how I would describe it.
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If you don't have the engine yet, go for the EJ22 out of a Legacy.
For some reason the ej22 is thin on the ground here or it has massive mileage. I have been advised to go for a forester ej20 and transfer all of the all wheel drive system over. But I have heard the legacy ej20 all wheel drive is an easier swap. Any suggestions or info on which is easiest or just the same would be appreciated. There is a legacy ej2.5 going cheap locally but I have been advised the ej2.5 is a weak engine any thoughts?

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The transmission out of a Forester should suit your needs better as it has a 4,11 final ratio.

The EJ20J engine is more simple (electrics and electronics) and is compatible with the EJ22E. The following EJ201/EJ202 are compatible with the EJ251/EJ253 which have the reputation of leaking head gaskets but are still very reliable engines.
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Unread 14th September 2018, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for the advice so itís a forester then I will keep an eye out for one. Sorry donít quite understand the engine codes as new to Subaru. I take it you are referring to mix and match engine and boxes, Iíll need to get up to speed.

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Amazing Brat you have there mate,

A belated welcome !!

I just swapped a EJ22E from a 92 Liberty into my Forester as the original EJ20J that came with my forester snapped its timing belt 30,000k's prematurely which im nearly 100% sure bent the valves and dinted the pistons. The main reason I would choose a EJ22E over a EJ20, even if they have higher k's is that the EJ22E is a non-interference engine, meaning if the timing belt snaps, the valves won't come into contact with the piston top,
which needs a rebuild after that happens.
Instead you install a new timing belt and drive home.....
There is also a small amount of extra power and torque available from the older EJ22E(compared to the EJ20), which could help a lot with those hill starts

Or grab a EJ20, slap a new timing belt kit on it and keep an eye on its condition as time passes, and possibly change your belt earlier than recommended.

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Thanks for the advice so itís a forester then I will keep an eye out for one. Sorry donít quite understand the engine codes as new to Subaru. I take it you are referring to mix and match engine and boxes, Iíll need to get up to speed.

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Iíve had a Subaru for nearly 20 years and I donít know the engine codes either
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