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Old 11-08-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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I was out trollin' around a junkyard the other day and the question came up between my friend and I, and neither of us could come up with a definitive answer.

Seems like it'd be a good swap - it's a short engine, the tranny looks smaller than the Miata tranny, blah blah blah. Is it too wide? That's the only problem I could think of. That and the intake/exhaust are swapped, but that's not hard to fix is it .

Serious question, bro.
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Because it would take a shitload of fabrication and there are tons of better options available.


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Dunno bout that one. V8 swap? Maybe. FE3? Lulz. 2.0 stroker? $$$. I suppose everyone would just **** over a v8 swap, which would be the logical choice, but it would be cool.

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BTW, before anyone calls me a dumbass or I get flamed to death, I'm not planning on doing it, I'm just curious.
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You think it wouldn't cost a TON of money to do a boxer swap? LOL.

And the car would be insanely nose heavy
EJ205s heavy? I figured since they're so compact they could be mounted farther back.

And yeah, any non-stock swap = $$$, but I bet if you shopped around and did most of the fab-work yourself you could be in at under the price of a 2.0.

Plus, then you have the boxer sound .
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Run unequal length header on any other engine and you also get the "boxer sound".


And with enough fabrication you could mount anything into anything.
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Lulz, ain't trollin', just curious about this ****.

BTW, that question about the weight/placement was serious. I don't know jack **** about these engines.
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A Subaru EJ255 engine is about 32" wide, and all of it is at the bottom. Go measure the distance available between the suspension at a point inline with the crankshaft.

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Thanks for a real answer Joe. That's what I was looking for .
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Hey guys I'm considering a veyron swap. Think its possible?

I just want that w16 quad turbo torque
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Hey guys I'm considering a veyron swap. Think its possible?

I just want that w16 quad turbo torque
I think you just need a better fuel pump... don't quote me tho.
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Hey guys I'm considering a veyron swap. Think its possible?

I just want that w16 quad turbo torque
I dunno if you're just ******' around or what, but if you're not, then god damn you're an *******. I didn't come in here going "HEY GAIZ I WANNA DO A BOXZER SWAP LOLZ", I asked why no one had done it. And when you gave me some ******* bullshit, information-less answers I asked more specific answers in an attempt to gather some information. And yet, instead of you giving me a strait-up answer, I had to wait for Joe to give me some real information. Guess what? I don't know jack **** about them, stated that, and simply tried to gather some information which actually answered my question. I didn't come in here talking about how it's so JDM and I'm going to do it to my car and I have so much experience because I had a 9,000 horsepower WRX.

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I think a 2.5 Subaru boxer swap would be pretty cool. Weight couldn't be much more than the BP with turbo hanging off of it, and it could possibly sit a little lower and further back to keep a near perfect 50/50 distribution of weight.
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I dunno if you're just ******' around or what, but if you're not, then god damn you're an *******. I didn't come in here going "HEY GAIZ I WANNA DO A BOXZER SWAP LOLZ", I asked why no one had done it. And when you gave me some ******* bullshit, information-less answers I asked more specific answers in an attempt to gather some information. And yet, instead of you giving me a strait-up answer, I had to wait for Joe to give me some real information. Guess what? I don't know jack **** about them, stated that, and simply tried to gather some information which actually answered my question. I didn't come in here talking about how it's so JDM and I'm going to do it to my car and I have so much experience because I had a 9,000 horsepower WRX.

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Are you ******* serious?

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How is my question any different from yours? How about a boxer 6 swap out of a porsche? How about a swap out of an airplane?

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I'm asking stupid random questions. I don't plan on doing anything remotely this involving, nor did I do even 2 seconds worth of research on the subject, but hey, ITS A LEGITIMATE QUESTION as long as you write "SRS QUESTION".

So back to topic:

You guys think a veyron swap is possible? I'd make it FWD of course.
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lol, watts?

Seriously man, you trollin'?

No one else seems to think that it was an unbelievably stupid question that required sarcastic comments. Other people added their thoughts as to why it'd be cool/would/wouldn't work, you seem to be the only person who feels it's necessary to be unbelievably sarcastic.

EDIT: No research? No ****. I don't see why you find this to be so lulzy/troll worthy. I asked a question about something that had never been done before. I couldn't think of why it hadn't been done, so I decided to ask some people who are smarter than me.
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Are you ******* serious?

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How is my question any different from yours? How about a boxer 6 swap out of a porsche? How about a swap out of an airplane?

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