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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post

    I bought this on eBay late last year: https://www.realfierotech.com/viewto...21686&start=20

    It's *EXACTLY* the configuration I was looking for, straight body, low miles, rust free and even a decent price for anything with a 6.6 Duramax in it.
    However, buyer definitely beware. There's a lot of shady shit out there.
    What is it with the GM vans rusting on the roof? I have a 2007 conversion Express 1500 and it has the same rust spot (fortunately my hood hasn't peeled yet). Sure, it has 260k on it now, but we washed and waxed it regularly during it's life.

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  • Northern
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
    The STi six speed would bolt up to the 3.6R engine, right?
    Yeah, that's what MCM uses on Supergramps. I think they're making around 350whp.

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    The STi six speed would bolt up to the 3.6R engine, right?

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  • Northern
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post

    3.6 R swap! H6 Powa!
    I do love my 3.6R and I would only consider swapping one if I could fix these three annoying issues:
    1. The 5-speed auto (5EAT) is pretty garbage all around (and newer ones have a CVT). Mine is high mileage which doesn't help. A manual bolts up and would be beautiful.
    2. E-throttle I think has two separate maps, one of them is poo and gives a 0.5s delay on throttle input, which feels like an eternity. Might be able to reflash it, but if I swapped it, I'd probably invest in a haltech.
    3. Something about them resists starting when cold. If I give it throttle, it starts fine but that shouldn't be necessary on a modern engine. Again, probably fixed with a reflash or a haltech.


    There's also the fact that the internet claims it has "c-shaped rods" which is hilarious.
    Sadly limited aftermarket for them, but even 256hp/247ftlb is more than WRXs made until like '09.
    There are like 3 of them in my local jy, and I'd probably pull one if I had somewhere to put it.
    I think there are 2+ supercharger kits out there for them, so I wouldn't be opposed to trying a low boost turbo setup.

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post
    yeah but we don't know a ton about it. There are some sort of EJ205 2.0 engines w/ turbo for $2k plus freight from Toronto, but I don't know how it compares or if you can buy EJ20 stuff in NA?

    Apparently the car was swapped with an EJ257 at some point, so rebuilding it might be good, depending on what parts are facked.
    Supposedly the turbo is blown, RMS blew and soaked into the clutch, shavings in the oil, "needs valve guides and seats" (but engine is still assembled as far as I know)

    I think we're dragging the engine back to my place when he gets back from work on friday. Figure out what we have, then weigh used jdm engine vs new parts vs rebuild. I'm hoping the heads are fine and they were just
    3.6 R swap! H6 Powa!

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