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IAG Stage 2 Short Block 2.5L Subaru WRX / STI / Legacy GT / Forester XT

Regular price $3,199.99


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The IAG Stage 2 Short Block is designed for modified EJ25 Subaru's that need a beefed up performance short block. The IAG Stage 2 short block builds on the Stage 1's strengths by adding ACL Race bearings and Brian Crower Sportsman H-Beam forged connecting rods. The upgraded rods and bearings are able to support additional engine load produced by larger turbochargers that the OEM STI rods cannot support reliably. Each IAG Stage 2 Short Block starts with new Subaru 2.5L 99.5mm stock bore EJ25 engine case halves as standard. The short block is measured and assembled using a new 2012+ Subaru 2.5L heat-treated STI crankshaft that is matched to ACL Race main bearings. Brian Crower Sportsman H-Beam rods and ARP2000 rod bolts are utilized along with ACL Race rod bearings. The case halves are sealed with new OEM main 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 2 Short Block has a power output rating of 650BHP.

*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)
  • Brian Crower Sportsman H-Beam Forged Connecting Rods w/ ARP2000 Rod Bolts
  • New FHI Subaru Heat-Treated 2012+ STI Crankshaft
  • ACL Race Rod Bearings
  • ACL Race Main Bearings
  • New FHI Main Case Bolts
  • IAG Spec Blueprint Sheet
  • Power Output Rating: 650BHP


2002-2014 WRX

2004-2017 STI

2005-2012 Legacy GT

2004-2013 Forester XT

***All engines are delivered in a cardboard box from IIR**


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews

Get this while Import Image racing has them in stock which means no lead time to wait.


Awesome Customer Service

New block

This short block looks fantastic. Assembly lube and basically done and ready for heads, oil pickup and baffle. Very excited for the future proofing and upgrade ability of this built short block.

Everyone at Import image has been the best on every purchase I've ever had. 10/10 will. Continue to buy from them.

2007 STI block is perfect

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, Excellent part, Fast shipping. I recommend this company to anyone.


Awesome customer service