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3 Pin TGV to 5 Pin TGV Comparison

This post discusses the differences between 3-pin TGVs and 5-pin TGVs. What is a TGV? A TGV or Tumble Valve Generator is a piece of emissions equipment that reduces the air into the engine when only a small amount of air is required. It's located in between the heads and the upper intake manifold...

This Dictates That - iWire Rules Of Thumb

In this blog post we break down our key rules to make sure your project will be a "great success!" For the following, with very few exceptions, you must follow the rule and not mix and match or else you'll run into trouble.   Heads dictate ECU Type When picking...

Bucky's EJ205 Swapped RS Budget and Part Numbers

Below are the parts, part numbers, and price estimate of all of the pieces purchased for Bucky's 2001-2004 JDM EJ205 with AVCS and a cable throttle RS swap. Please note that this pricing is a rough estimate as you might get a buddy deal, find a used part, or reuse...

Twin Turbo Engine Subaru Swap

In this blog post we talk about twin turbo engines for you swap. This engine swap has some challenges so for those looking for a simpler solution take a look here for “the best” Subaru engine swap options for your chassis.     Subaru made 4 types of twin turbo...

Single AVCS vs Dual AVCS in your Subaru

        In Subaru cars there are two types of AVCS (Active Valve Control System). Want to know what AVCS means? Check out this blog post. Subaru has two models of AVCS engines which we break down below. Take a look here for EJ20XY Specifics.   Single AVCS...

Diagnosis and Troubleshooting Tips for your Car

Remember Occam's Razor - The simplest answer tends to be the right one. In this blog post we go over some basic diagnostic tips to help solve your car problem. These are general tips that can be applied to any type of vehicle. If you are unsure of the issue...

Which Subaru Engine Do I Have?

Which Subaru engine do I have? We know this seems like a silly question but a lot of engines are mislabeled and people sometimes purchase the incorrect engine for their project. We thought we would create a guide to distinguish which engines are which. Please note this is for EJ20...

My Subaru Engine Blew Up - What Should I Replace It With?

Check out our full video on how to do a long block swap and finding a compatible engine below:   If you are looking to upgrade your car with an engine swap (IE RS to WRX), this is not the post you are looking for, but lucky for you, we...