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Old Tue 13th April 2010, 06:34 PM
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EZ30R Off Road Forester.

Recently finished this conversion on an offroad oriented SF Foz. We'd previously converted it from 2.0l auto to 2.5l manual and it was used and abused for a couple of years until the radiator split and the engine was destroyed. The owner was keen for a H6 conversion.

We originally ordered an EZ30D halfcut from sku81 but it missed the boat and he instead had a gen 4 EZ30R so we went with that. I attempted to get the factory ecu running the engine on the ground but the lack of CAN communication with other systems shut down the electronic throttle control so it wasn't usable.
Here's the setup on the floor.



We then decided to use a Vipec V88 instead. We'd already used one on another EZ30R conversion and they are an impressive ecu. Because I had already stripped the engine wiring out of the main loom I got a plug and pin set for the Vipec instead of a flying loom and reterminated the factory loom to suit the V88. Throttle body is AU falcon to replace the DBW as it bolts straight on and has built in 2 wire PWM idle motor that owrks great with the Vipec.
The ecu was mounted in the glovebox because there have been previous drownings of ecu's in offroad excursions. I used a genuine Motec mounting kit for the ecu.



I made a new exhaust for the car also to both quieten it and gain ground clearance. It turned out to be the best sounding H6 I have heard.





In progress.



Finished.



The car.

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Old Tue 13th April 2010, 06:52 PM
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very nice job mate, I like what you have done with the exhaust putting the exit out the bottom of the rear bar, I like it.

The hole car liiks good, hope you have some good trips in it now after all that hard work you have put in.

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Old Tue 13th April 2010, 07:04 PM
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The hole car looks good, hope you have some good trips in it now after all that hard work you have put in.

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Oh I will.........

Lovin it Al. Obviously still needs the tune. Got it booked for a bash guard... right back to cover the O2 sensors and gearbox. Has a bit of poke to say the least. And smooth... talk about smooth... 1st with the Scorpion Low is trippy....

Can't rave about Al's work enough people
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Old Tue 13th April 2010, 07:23 PM
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well done guys...effort and a half!!

have to see it out in the dunes sooo much power...i can imagine the roost it will be throwing up


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nice work there, did you use the transmission that was attached to it or mate it to the forester one?

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Old Tue 13th April 2010, 08:26 PM
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The box is 03SG forester gears inside a 99SF case with scorpion low range gears. The SG case suffered some damage from a circlip failure so I replaced the case. The SG gearing is spot on for the H6 for road use, maybe a little high geared for offroad though but Scott can be the judge of that. Clutch is an Exedy FJK7005HD.

This car has got me excited about EZ30's again, fkn great engine. The Vipec(rebadged Link) ecu is also brilliant, you would not know it isn't a factory ecu.
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Awesome project.... As Toonga said above - im interested know what box you have...

H6 = dual range manual transmission - nice grunty combo!
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Old Tue 13th April 2010, 09:12 PM
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mother****er!

youre a crazy man hahaha

very very very niice :P
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OMG yes. H6 POWAH!! this car just keeps getting better and better
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You da man scott!!!
We had talked about this at some stage before you left. Never thought you'd ever get it done

Impressive! Pitty you aint here in Perth to show me it in person
I might have to drive on over

EDIT: Get that beast on a dyno I wanna see the torque curve haha
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