Subaru/Vanagon Conversions

We are able to do all types of conversions but we feel that for what currently is allowed in California the Subaru Legacy 2.2L 1991 to 1995 is the overall best bang for your buck.

For out-of-state vehicles, we recommend the 2.5 Subaru.

Subaru Vanagon Conversions for 2.2L Engines

Subaru Vanagon conversions with 2.2L engines represent the perfect blend of classic style and modern power. These conversions bring new life to the iconic Volkswagen Vanagon by replacing the original air-cooled engine with a robust and reliable 2.2-liter Subaru engine.

Top Reasons For Conversion:

Powerful 2.2L Subaru Engine:

The heart of this conversion is the 2.2-liter Subaru engine, known for its durability, efficiency, and performance. It provides a significant power boost compared to the original Vanagon engine, enhancing both acceleration and top-end speed.

Improved Reliability:

Subaru engines are renowned for their dependability. By swapping out the older air-cooled engine for a water-cooled Subaru powerplant, you can enjoy more consistent performance and reduced maintenance.

Similar Fuel Efficiency:

The 2.2L Subaru engine has similar fuel efficiency. It will require regular gas.

Modern Drivability:

Subaru Vanagon conversions offer a more modern driving experience with smoother power delivery, improved handling, and a more responsive throttle.

Increased Towing Capacity:

With the added power of the 2.2L engine, you can confidently tow light duty trailers or carry extra cargo, making it an excellent choice for those who love adventure and road trips.

Easier Parts Availability:

Finding parts for Subaru engines is generally more accessible and cost-effective compared to sourcing components for the original Vanagon engine.

Cooling System Upgrade:

Upgrade your Subaru engine conversion with stainless steel coolant pipes and an aluminum expansion tank that helps maintain optimal engine temperature, reducing the risk of overheating during hot summer drives.

Customization Options:

Vanagon owners can choose from various Subaru engines and transmission options, allowing them to tailor the conversion to their specific needs and preferences.

Retains Vanagon Aesthetic:

While you enjoy the benefits of a more powerful and reliable engine, the exterior appearance of your Vanagon remains unchanged, preserving its classic and timeless charm.

Expert Installation:

To ensure a successful conversion, it’s crucial to have the work done by experienced professionals who understand both Volkswagen Vanagons and Subaru engines.
Subaru Vanagon conversions with 2.2L engines offer a fantastic opportunity to breathe new life into your classic VW camper. With improved performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency, these conversions enable you to hit the road with confidence, knowing that your adventure will be smoother and more enjoyable than ever before. Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country journey or just exploring your local camping spots, this conversion is sure to enhance your Vanagon experience.

Subaru Vanagon Air Conditioning Conversions

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Recent Subaru Vanagon Conversion

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