IAG Stage 3 Tuff Subaru EJ25 Closed Deck Short Block
The IAG Stage 3 Tuff Short Block starts with brand new Subaru 2.5L engine case halves. IAG machines the case halves assembled together in our Haas VF-4SS CNC mill to accept the IAG CLOSED Deck Inserts that transform the block into a solid deck. The unique inserts feature small passages that allow needed coolant flow to the deck surface. The case is drilled and tapped to accept larger 1/2" head studs for which aids in preventing cylinder heads from lifting in high boost applications. Next, the short block is Deck Plate bored and honed to 99.75mm in our in-house Sunnen SV-10. IAG‘s in-house honing process is able to set custom piston to wall clearances to best fit your needs. The modified case halves are then assembled using a new 2017+ Subaru 2.5L nitride treated STI crankshaft (or Manley Billet add $1300) that is matched to ACL or King race main bearings. Manley Turbo Tuff I-Beam connecting rods and ARP rod bolts are utilized along with ACL or King race rod bearings. The case halves are sealed with new OEM main/case bolts and sealant (upgrade to ARP mains and line hone service a la carte). Manley Turbo Tuff 99.75mm Forged Pistons are chosen to finish the Stage 3 Tuff short block.
Stage 3 Tuff Closed Deck Includes:
- Case Halves - Converted to Closed Deck using brand new Subaru OEM case halves, bored and honed to 99.75mm.
- Head Studs - Machine case to fit 1/2 inch head studs - *Head studs sold separately
- Pistons - Manley Turbo Tuff 99.75mm Forged Pistons / .170 inch wall tool steel wrist pins
- Connecting Rods - Manley Turbo Tuff I-Beam / ARP2000 Rod Bolts.
- Rod / Main Bearings - ACL or King Race bearings.
- Crankshaft - Standard New Subaru Nitride Treated 2017+ STI Crankshaft.
- Case / Main Bolts – Standard FHI Subaru case bolts.
Additional Options Available:
- Oil Pump - Subaru JDM 12mm High Volume Oil Pump - $219 or 11mm Subaru Oil Pump - $194.95
- Wrist Pins - Extreme .210 inch 9310 thick-wall wrist pins - $100
- Rod Bolts - 625+ Rod Bolts - $200
- Head Studs - IAG Performance 1/2 inch head stud set manufactured by ARP - $499.99
- Head Gaskets - JE Pro Seal .039 inch Head Gaskets - $96 or Cosworth 1.1mm Head Gaskets- $158
- Hardware / Seal Option - $99.99 (Wrist pin plugs, washers, separator cover, bolts, etc. In case you don’t want to transfer from the original engine).
- 8.5:1 on D Cylinder Heads (EJ255)
- 8.2:1 on B, V and W EJ257 Heads with standard thickness gasket.
Head Gasket Recommendations:
- *IAG Recommends JE Pro Seal .039 inch head gaskets for B and D casting cylinder heads.
- *IAG Recommends Cosworth 1.1mm head gaskets for all V and W casting cylinder heads.
The IAG Stage 3 Tuff Short Block has power output rating of 900BHP.
*All IAG short blocks are balanced and blueprinted.
Hardware / Seal Option:
Not planning on reusing your original short block service plugs and covers? IAG offers a simple comprehensive cover and seal kit that includes (1) Rear main seal, (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. *Never reuse a rear main seal on a new short block.
Optional Shipping Methods:
Red Carpet Service - IAG Pelican Case (Recommended):
Red Carpet Service / IAG Pelican Cases are a premium shipping option offered by IAG. Your IAG short block is shipped via a returnable polypropylene military grade IAG Pelican case, which provides optimal protection while in transit. Please contact an IAG sales associate at (410)-840-3555 within 2 business days of your purchase to provide credit card confirmation and approval for Pelican shipping - further details and logistics are explained in our Post Sale PDF document, which can be found below. The IAG Pelican case must simply be returned to IAG within 7 days of the receipt of your engine and carries no additional cost vs. cardboard box shipping. If the case is not returned in the required timeline, a core charge of $399 is placed on your card.
Blocks can alternatively be sent in a standard cardboard box, but bear a greater risk of damage in transit. While cost is the same, we suggest a Pelican case that ensures safe transit.
Please review the PDF document below regarding installation, break-in procedures, warranty information, and our Pelican Case Shipping Service. After ordering your block, please call our sales team at 410-840-3555 to approve Pelican shipping and secure the safest shipping method in the aftermarket!
PDF Closed Deck Install Guide for 1/2" & 14mm Head Studs
PDF After Sale Document - Contains Shipping, Engine Care and Warranty Information