Brand New / No Core Fee
Built for Reliability vs. Overbuilt on Myths
CrawfordSPEC JE Forged Pistons
CrawfordSPEC X-Beam Billet Rods
Fully Blueprinted and Assembled within OEM Specs
The most versatile and most popular Crawford Short Block in the "S" series just happens to be the S3L-X. It’s engineered around a new OEM crankcase, utilizing as many OEM components as possible. We have tested and pushed this engine as far as it can go, and have proven that OEM main and rod bearings, piston rings, and crankshaft can all withstand horsepower and torque numbers of up to 600whp/720bhp. These Genuine OEM components allow for maximum safety and reliability, because why fix what's not broken? No cheap knock off parts here. The only components that failed the test were the pistons and rods, so the S3L-X features premium upgraded internals. Longer CrawfordSPEC Billet X-beam rods increase the rod ratio which allows for smoother and more efficient power delivery, and are the made from the strongest material available in the industry: 4340 chrome-moly. In addition the S3L-X features CrawfordSPEC S3L forged pistons. We have worked side by side JE pistons to design a piston based on our previous experience with the EJ engines, adapting a race-proven design to this new FA block. The pistons feature CrawfordSPEC offset wrist pins to decrease the piston noise associated with forged pistons.
All components engineered & manufactured by Crawford Performance have been tested for ultimate performance and maximum dependability on and off the race track. Our rigorous testing and numerous accolades assure our clientele that we at Crawford Performance demand the best of ourselves and the products we create. Our clients deserve nothing less.
The final compression ratio of this motor is 10.6:1.
- New 2.0-Liter Open Deck OEM DIT Short Block
- New Subaru DIT WRX Forged Crank
- New DIT High Mileage Piston Rings
- CrawfordSPEC Forged and Strengthened X-Beam Long Rods
- CrawfordSPEC Forged Pistons
- CrawfordSPEC Case Hardened and Heat Treated Wrist Pins
- Professionally Balanced and Assembled
- 2015-Present Impreza WRX
- 2014-Present Forester XT
We recommend that certain parts be replaced new when installing a new Short Block in to your vehicle. We have assembled a kit that includes each piece, down to break-in oil.
Click here to check out our Short Block Installation Kit.