Offroading Subarus

Where we modify and drive flat fours

VSS (vehicle speed sensor) fix for EJ conversion

One of the things you encounter when doing an EJ conversion to your EA81 Subaru is the VSS problem. EA81′s never had speed sensors expect for in the US and some other countries, so it’s best to look at the speedo you have before worrying too much. This is just one solution to the problem, but it’s easy and I believe won’t cause a problem. First off you need a EA82 speedo from the cluster…. Read More

March 8th, 2007 by Phizinza
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Fuel System for EJ22 converted EA81′s

Just as a note, there are quite a few different types of original setups for the carbed EA81. These changed through the evolution the EA81 had from 80 to 94. Your system may not have a return line. The original fuel system in my Brat had 3 lines coming from the engine bay through the cabin door trim and into the back. These lines consist of a 3.2mm return fuel line, a 6.3mm tank vent… Read More

March 5th, 2007 by Phizinza
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EJ22 conversion Exhaust System

Getting the exhaust perfect is a very important part on an offroad Subaru. It needs to be able to tuck up under the body as close as you can get it to avoid damage. The stock Subaru Liberty/Legacy Y-pipe (headers) doesn’t fit the EA81 style chassis and gearbox crossmember very well. To get it to fit here’s what we had to do: Cut the left pipe in two places. First the front part just after… Read More

March 2nd, 2007 by Phizinza
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Fitting the EJ22 Subaru engine into a Subaru Brumby/Brat

This is the relatively easy part of the EJ conversion. Lets start with the engine crossmember. On the older EA81 cars you need to slot out the two holes for the engines mounts about 8mm towards the outside of the car on each side. On the EA82 cars you don’t need to do this as far as I know. Now that you have done this, the engine will bolt right in, except for the gearbox/transmission…. Read More

March 1st, 2007 by Phizinza
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