IAG Stage 1 Short Block 2.5L Subaru WRX / STI / Legacy GT / Forester XT 2002-2017

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The IAG Stage 1 Short Block is perfect for lightly modified EJ25 Subaru's that need a basic and reliable performance short block. Subaru turbo engines are commonly known for piston ring land failures and if gone unchecked lead to rod knock and total engine failure due to oil starvation from blow by. IAG's Stage 1 Short Block includes upgraded forged pistons along with performance main and rod bearings that replace the OEM components that are prone to common failure on Stage 2 and up vehicles. Each IAG Stage 1 Short Block starts with new Subaru 2.5L 99.5mm bore EJ25 engine case halves as standard. The short block is measured and assembled using a new 2012+ Heat Treated Subaru 2.5L STI crankshaft that is matched to ACL main bearings. Early style OEM STI rods are utilized along with ACL rod bearings. The case halves are sealed with new OEM case bolts and sealant. Finally Manley 99.5mm Platinum Series Forged Pistons are spec'd and installed finishing off the short block. 

The IAG Stage 1 Short Block has a power output rating of 475BHP. 

*All IAG short blocks are balanced and blueprinted.

Compression Ratio: 8.5:1 on D Cylinder Heads (EJ255) 
Compression Ratio: 8.2:1 on B, V and W EJ257 Heads with standard thickness gasket.

Not planning on reusing your original short block service plugs and covers? IAG offers a simple comprehensive cover and seal kit that includes the (3) OEM wrist pin plugs, (3) OEM wrist pin plug washers, (1) OEM separator cover, (6) OEM separator cover bolts, (1) OEM wrist pin service cover, (1) OEM wrist pin service cover O-ring and (2) OEM wrist pin service cover screws. *If you are reusing your original wrist pin service plugs and covers always replace the (3) OEM wrist pin plug washers and (1) wrist pin service cover O-ring before installing a short block to avoid potential leaks. 


  • Manley 99.5mm Platinum Series Pistons, Ringset, Tool Steel Pins and Clips (w/ Coated Skirts and Offset Wrist Pin) 
  • New FHI Subaru Case Halves at 99.5mm (Stock Bore) 
  • New FHI Subaru Early STI (Stronger Style) Connecting Rods 
  • New FHI Subaru Heat Treated 2012+ STI Crankshaft 
  • ACL Rod Bearings 
  • ACL Main Bearings 
  • New FHI Main Case Bolts 
  • IAG Spec Blueprint Sheet 
  • Power Output Rating: 475BHP

**All engines come in a pelican case which must be returned, free of charge, within 7 days of delivery. There will be a $250 fee if case not returned**


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