i got a 95 impreza outback sport. its a 1.8L awd i would like to do some kind of motor swap in it what kind of other subaru motors would mount up in it with out any modifications?? thanks

25

Asked by Dec 23, 2009 at 01:21 PM about the 1995 Subaru Impreza Outback

Question type: Car Customization

5 Answers

25

Well, and EJ series motor that Subaru makes will bolt right up. It all just depends on what you want to do. For example, if you wanted to put a 2.5RS motor in it, it would be plug and play. Depending on what year the motor is from. Now, if you want to swap a wrx motor into it, you have to merge the outbacks wiring harness with the wrx's harness. It is a long and expensive project. It all depends on your budget.

125

If it is a pre-OBD2 car, it'll require a new ECU and wiring harness for an OBD2 swap. I dont know when Subaru went OBD2, but the national standard officially started in '96.

25

thanks for your help!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25

i also have another question... what year of the 2.5rs motor would be the best to swap in?? and would i need a new tranny?? thanks

45

It depends. Some people swear the DOHC EJ25 is stronger, but I've got a SOHC from '00, and it's fine at 215k. Any EJ block will fit, short of the EJ20H or R, as the second turbo interferes with the steering column on LHD cars. As for the tranny, no, you can leave yours from the 1.8L in. You might want to consider switching to a 6-speed from a '04-on WRX, though. All of the transmissions from 93-01 were the same 5-speed, regardless of engine. What you DON'T have, is the rear LSD that a 2.5 has stock (although not in '95). Some food for thought: http://www.rs25.com/forums/f128/t129338-ej18-ej25-rs-dohc.html ^Huge Subaru forum, on just about everything (even Justys.)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Impreza

Looking for a Used Impreza in your area?

CarGurus has 18,098 nationwide Impreza listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Subaru Impreza Experts

  • #1
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    930
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    560
  • #3
    Nick Eidemiller
    Reputation
    480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Legacy
216 Great Deals out of 13,517 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic
797 Great Deals out of 76,594 listings starting at $888
Used Toyota Corolla
900 Great Deals out of 65,121 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,038 Great Deals out of 61,333 listings starting at $999
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
24 Great Deals out of 519 listings starting at $13,995
Used Toyota Camry
1,056 Great Deals out of 70,872 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Impreza For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 12,081 listings starting at $16,878
2016 Subaru Impreza For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 655 listings starting at $13,995
2015 Subaru Impreza For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 704 listings starting at $12,450
2014 Subaru Impreza For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,080 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Subaru Impreza For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 589 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.