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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 08 outback. I want to either turbo it or swap it. It currently has the EJ255 I believe is what these came with. Don't know a lot about Subaru motors, but from the ones I have own I can say she is a very healthy motor. If that's so though that means I already have a lot of the EJ257 parts shortblock, b25 heads, and valvetrain. So, my question is. Turbo kit with COBB access port for a tune, or EJ207 swap? Would the EJ207 even bolt to the automatic transmission? The automatic transmission is temporary so I don't really mind it being pushed. If anything I might have it built so my girlfriend is more comfortable. She can drive stick just doesn't like Subaru manuals.

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If I did the turbo kit I will leave the stock pistons and do water/meth injection to keep the car from bending a rod and detonating.

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Swap it, it will cost a lot less money and it will be less stressful too.

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Sell it, buy what you actually want.

Or buy a wrecked Legacy GT/Outback XT and do a swap with ALLLLLLL the parts you're gonna need.
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This is what I want. I want an outback and I want to have fun and have something different.
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If I swap I'm going new. I'm not buying wreaked. Wreaked ones of subarus out here are around the same price of it all new from somewhere like jdmracingmotor.com
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is your present car auto or stick?

every path you choose is costly and risky but, there's some logic in selling it, then, shop for a turbo car that has bent valves from timing belt system failure.

that would be a good project platform to start from.

at least an XT will have the right harness and ECU, etc.

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I have a 08 outback full paper history and driven by my girlfriends grandmother from the day it rolled off the lot. I know this cars history from day one.
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Money isn't the problem. It the history of most subarus up north are beat to **** and mistreated. Last one I had even after a full rebuild had more issues than I could ever find. They popped one after the other. This car body and mechanically to me is a better starting ground than a blown or wreaked one. In my opinion

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