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XxKylexX 01-20-2013 05:46 PM

ej22t build.
 
hey guys. so i am getting myself an ej22t and gonna build it and put it in my 99 legacy wagon. so, obviously it'll be built then put into my car. i'll need a new wiring harness correct? along with new motor mounts? i don't build motors every day so please don't bother going off on me for not knowing about it that much. all i will do is laugh ha. thanks guys. i really do appreciate all the help you guys have provided for me with the posts i've made. anyways, if anyone has any advice on questions i've asked here or have more to tell me please do. Like i said i don't build motors every day but i know enough.

NickTej22 01-20-2013 06:08 PM

Depends on a couple things. What are you doing about the transmission, keeping the one you have? 5mt or auto?

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XxKylexX 01-20-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NickTej22 (Post 4254813)
Depends on a couple things. What are you doing about the transmission, keeping the one you have? 5mt or auto?

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im not dropping a new tranny unless i go to like 300hp as to which i might have to. its a 5 speed. no auto here

monkeyposeur 01-20-2013 06:12 PM

What are you planning to do for engine management? Stock SS harness & ecu? WRX harness & ECU? Standalone? What is your budget and HP goals?

Are you going to use stock heads or do a head swap? What internals are you going with? A stroker kit is the way to go if you have the $$$. For that you will need a new crank, pistons, rods, bearings, and a lot of machine work.

You will need to do a wiring harness merge at the very least. You will also need a new exhaust system and a WRX or SS crossmember for the downpipe to clear.

You'll need upgraded brakes, suspension, and swaybars, and it wouldn't hurt to install new motor and tranny mounts. New axles woudln't hurt.

A stock legacy tranny won't hold up for long with a lot of increased HP.

Read the turbo swap FAQ: http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ps-167968.html

Keep us posted! I have a 22T that I am working on as well. And I love my stock 22T that is in my SS. :)

NickTej22 01-20-2013 06:14 PM

Older legacy varied a little bit, so there may be some splicing at the sensor plus if I remember correctly. Mount locations are also the same I believe. But best to get a second opinion. I'm almost positive it's fairly plug and play, obviously you'd need the ecu, or a stand alone.

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XxKylexX 01-20-2013 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyposeur (Post 4254819)
What are you planning to do for engine management? Stock SS harness & ecu? WRX harness & ECU? Standalone? What is your budget and HP goals?

Are you going to use stock heads or do a head swap? What internals are you going with? A stroker kit is the way to go if you have the $$$. For that you will need a new crank, pistons, rods, bearings, and a lot of machine work.

You will need to do a wiring harness merge at the very least. You will also need a new exhaust system and a WRX or SS crossmember for the downpipe to clear.

You'll need upgraded brakes, suspension, and swaybars, and it wouldn't hurt to install new motor and tranny mounts. New axles woudln't hurt.

A stock legacy tranny won't hold up for long with a lot of increased HP.

Read the turbo swap FAQ: http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ps-167968.html

Keep us posted! I have a 22T that I am working on as well. And I love my stock 22T that is in my SS. :)


im looking 250hp area...? i have wrx coilovers, i have raceland sway bars. its my DD so im not lloking to make 30psi with 400whp lol i want something with some power and all but not turn my car from a DD to a track car. i have full exhaust on it. catless with magnaflow muffler. i've been told i can easily make power with no worries of internals/transmission just by adding larger turbo, intercooler, BOV, and better intake. once again, it sounds good to me but is that all true? i have a 22e in my car now which is obviously a LOT less HP so even a stock 22t will make me feel like i have a huge power increase lol. if i could add power without touching internals that would be boss, but once again, this is a build outside my car so its not like im building it inside the car and out of a car for x period of time

XxKylexX 01-20-2013 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NickTej22 (Post 4254821)
Older legacy varied a little bit, so there may be some splicing at the sensor plus if I remember correctly. Mount locations are also the same I believe. But best to get a second opinion. I'm almost positive it's fairly plug and play, obviously you'd need the ecu, or a stand alone.

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the motor im getting comes with ecu. thanks:)

subikid90 01-20-2013 06:25 PM

Is your ej22e sohc or dohc?

Monkey hit it on the spot!

If you are thinking you may want more power later I highly recommend going with ej205 heads/intake manifold/ecu from the start. You will have a lot more tuning abilities later down the road.

monkeyposeur 01-20-2013 06:27 PM

If you use the stock ECU you can upgrade to a TD04 and TMIC with no problems. I would recommend installing a Walbro 255 and get the injectors cleaned and flow tested. Was the 22T from an auto or 5MT? You will want replace the ignition coil with a Diamond coil if it was from an auto as well as run a ground from the ecu so it knows you have swapped in a manual.

Do you have the MAF, the EBC, MAP, and the BCS from the 22T?

You can get a lot of power with the stock internals and meet your power goals. How many miles are on the 22T?

XxKylexX 01-20-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subikid90 (Post 4254840)
Is your ej22e sohc or dohc?

Monkey hit it on the spot!

If you are thinking you may want more power later I highly recommend going with ej205 heads/intake manifold/ecu from the start. You will have a lot more tuning abilities later down the road.


im never gonna wanna go up to anything crazy like 400. if i did it'd be in a second project car. my car as it sits is SOHC

XxKylexX 01-20-2013 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkeyposeur (Post 4254841)
If you use the stock ECU you can upgrade to a TD04 and TMIC with no problems. I would recommend installing a Walbro 255 and get the injectors cleaned and flow tested. Was the 22T from an auto or 5MT? You will want replace the ignition coil with a Diamond coil if it was from an auto as well as run a ground from the ecu so it knows you have swapped in a manual.

Do you have the MAF, the EBC, MAP, and the BCS from the 22T?

You can get a lot of power with the stock internals and meet your power goals. How many miles are on the 22T?


172k on the motor. the motor has everything. if i had a car to put it straight into i could and it'd run fine. has good compression. i do belive it was auto. i was looking up td04's (i know im getting ahead of myself). i might beef up the injectors to play on the safe side....? good idea?

subikid90 01-20-2013 06:31 PM

If you are sohc now then you can re pin your stock ecu plug to work with the ej22t I believe. Check on bbs legacy for the details but I have heard of that working before. You obviously need to add a few wires also.

XxKylexX 01-20-2013 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subikid90 (Post 4254848)
If you are sohc now then you can re pin your stock ecu plug to work with the ej22t I believe. Check on bbs legacy for the details but I have heard of that working before. You obviously need to add a few wires also.


ok sweet. luckily it comes with the 22t ECU. is it better to use that one or the one i have?

subikid90 01-20-2013 06:54 PM

You have to use the 22t ecu because of the turbo. You ecu will not know what to do.

XxKylexX 01-20-2013 07:38 PM

ok cool. so i'll hopefully be picking it up soon and starting the build!


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