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EJ swap on a poor XT.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:07 am
by alex-svx
Hello.
I have maybe find a xt here i Norrway. Its was hit by a garage. After som folks work on that garage.
The owner has take out the engine and seats. So i wondering how is it to EJ swap a xt? What must bee done?
And are the possible to get some spare parts like headlight and front bumper lip. And maybe a trunk?

Best
Alexander.
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Re: EJ swap on a poor XT.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:44 am
by grossgary
EJ swap can be done fairly easily:

1. have someone build you the wiring harness (unless you really want to do that yourself). there are people in the states that have built them before.
then all you do is wire up like 3 wires - power, ground, and something else. real simple.

2. need an EJ-EA adapter plate. and i think a redrilled flywheel. SJR and others sell them. this is to adapt the EJ engine to the EA transmission - it's basically just a spacer, due to length differences, other than that it's rather simple.

technically you can do steps one and 2 yourself but depends on your time and ability. far easier to just buy them up front and have less down time/complications.
if you love wiring, do step 1 yourself but it's a LOT of wiring. if you love custom metal working - do step 2 yourself.

SJR sells both of them and he's a great guy. adapter plates are $185, wiring harness is $250. flywheel can be done yourself but SJR sells them too.
http://www.sjrlift.com/index.php/catalo ... swap-parts

3. other than those two issues -an EJ engine drops right into a turbo XT. and bolts right up.

get the engine and those parts above and it all bolts right in easily with very few wires.

Re: EJ swap on a poor XT.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:09 pm
by john in KY
I would first source a replacement for the smashed rear window before spending anything on parts because I believe you will find out finding another rear glass is going to be very,very difficult.
Welcome to the board.

Re: EJ swap on a poor XT.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:32 pm
by Huck369
if you EJ swap a XT don't use an adapter plate, use a EJ tranny along with the EJ motor, opens up clutch options and works better.....

Re: EJ swap on a poor XT.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:32 am
by alex-svx
Hello.
Sorry late answer but i have not herd more from the seller. He should send me a message on Facebook (SubaruClubNorway).
So i think it maybe be another xt for me. Even i really want to save it.
But thanks for answer. I will check out about the rear window also. :D

Thanks.

Re: EJ swap on a poor XT.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:51 pm
by alex-svx
grossgary wrote:EJ swap can be done fairly easily:

1. have someone build you the wiring harness (unless you really want to do that yourself). there are people in the states that have built them before.
then all you do is wire up like 3 wires - power, ground, and something else. real simple.

2. need an EJ-EA adapter plate. and i think a redrilled flywheel. SJR and others sell them. this is to adapt the EJ engine to the EA transmission - it's basically just a spacer, due to length differences, other than that it's rather simple.

technically you can do steps one and 2 yourself but depends on your time and ability. far easier to just buy them up front and have less down time/complications.
if you love wiring, do step 1 yourself but it's a LOT of wiring. if you love custom metal working - do step 2 yourself.

SJR sells both of them and he's a great guy. adapter plates are $185, wiring harness is $250. flywheel can be done yourself but SJR sells them too.
http://www.sjrlift.com/index.php/catalo ... swap-parts

3. other than those two issues -an EJ engine drops right into a turbo XT. and bolts right up.

get the engine and those parts above and it all bolts right in easily with very few wires.



I have finally got he xt i want. But the engine is no good and i still have the turbo legacy in my back yard. Is the some one that sale the completed wiring harness for the turbo to swap over to the EJ engine.

Can i just use the transmission and driveline form the legacy over to the xt.

Re: EJ swap on a poor XT.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:15 pm
by john in KY
The XT could have either a 3.70 or 3.90 rear differential depending on whether automatic or manual. The Legacy probably has either a 3.90 or the 4.11. Subaru in the early 1990s used both ratio in the turbo Legacy. If your turbo Legacy has the 4.11 ratio I am pretty sure the rear differential can just be swapped out.