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    WRX engine w/transmission in and Atom?

    This may be a dumb question out one that turns some heads but would a WRX or even an STi boxer engine work in an Atom as an engine swap or installed in a rolling chassis?

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    I always like to hear ideas that are outside the box. Factory Five has done a lot of the work that you propose in their 818 kit. My 2 cents? Fitting a Subaru engine and transmission into an Atom could entail a lot of re-work to the existing chassis, more than might be worth the effort. I like the Subaru design, and you could end up with a slightly better front to rear weight distribution along with a slightly lower center of gravity (compared to the Honda and Chevy layouts). That said, I'd still like to see it done.

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    I have a turbo chargerd ecotech ldk engine in a Atom 3 that was ment for a k series. The only one I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrel.b.21 View Post
    ...Would a [Subaru] boxer engine work in an Atom ... rolling chassis?
    I doubt it, though anything's possible with time and money. I'm just not sure why anyone would go through the effort.

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