Originally Posted by bushwahkhan
I am new to nasioc and a proud new owner of the 2009 impreza. I was actually in the market for a new Wrx but I just did not have the mooolah to afford one :P. I am mostly trying to go for performance and have been reading and looking around about how to do work on my impreza. Some have suggested to wait and trade it in but the only issues I have with that is being able to find a nice in good shape wrx . Also the fact that I drove this car off the lot with 12 miles
. Some have also said to drop a wrx engine into it since that engine is already turboed and im sure that mounting that engine into it would be fairly identical? Would that make more sense than just boosting the current engine or are they two different motors? Sorry for all the newbie questions im still reading and learning a little more about them but any help, opinions, suggestions about how to go about it would be greatly appreciated!
also wanted to add it: I could swap like a 08 or 07 motor ?
If you mean performance as in speed, then you made the wrong choice. If you mean performance as in handling, then there is some potential. You will be wasting your time and money trying to turbo your n/a motor. And you will spend far more money trying to do a swap than if you had just saved for a little while and bought a WRX instead of jumping into an Impreza. Trade it in if you want performance. Get some handling bits if you want a car that will be fun at auto x events or at other organized events.
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