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#1 Old 04-23-2008, 02:46 AM
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Lightbulb 6 Cylinder BOXER

I wonder if the 6 Cylinder Boxer engine would fit and impreza? The legacy has both the 2.5L 4 Cylinder and the 3.0L 6 Cylinder on the Limited. And it's also in the Tribeca.

Turbo charged 6 Cylinder Boxer would be so sick.
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I believe this has been talked about before, and maybe even done at least once. Not worth it though from what I remember. The 6cyl isnt built for turbo charging. So right off you would have to build the engine up.Im not sre about fitment and mounting either.

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But i do remember reading somewhere about some putting the 6cyl in a wrx i will try to find it again
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Perrin did it.....

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+1 to dumdum thats right
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There are videos of it floating around on the net
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it fit OK. It's not much bigger than the EJ series. Turboing it decently requires a lot of internal work and you end up with a rather expensive motor that's a lot more hassle than, say, a stroker on a 2.5L or even a fully build EJ race motor in the 2.6-2.8L neighborhood.

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thats cool, i didn't even know there was a 6cyl boxer...... should be a monster torque engine!!!

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Yeah thats who did it, Perrin, but like Mosc said, for what it cost, not really all that great to me.

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thats cool, i didn't even know there was a 6cyl boxer...... should be a monster torque engine!!!
No, it's not. It does not have an advantage over many larger EJ variants. It is not any more a "monster torque engine" than many of the other built up EJ motors out there.

It's not designed for boost so re-building the thing for substantial boost changes things around a bit. Also, at that high a cost, it's direct competition would be very upgraded versions of the 2.5L block which can be higher in displacement, supply the same or more torque, and have more top end potential.

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Was that twin turbo? That would be sweet. I couldn't find the specs. Definitely novelty and not practical. I love to see the innovation though and mad scientist implant procedures.

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You can build the H6 into a good powerful turbo motor and it will fit in the WRX engine bay...just will cost $$$ to get it done correctly.
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