Trey, again much thanks for the info.
As I mentioned to Trey earlier, I do agree that swapping the heads is surely the way to go if you are looking down the road invisioning big horsepower. But, I inquired if it was possible to make a set of cams that would be able to make improvements to the heads/airflow we are given from the start. Who knows, maybe the factory had an extremely conservative cam design and a set of aftermarkets would make vast improvements. Then again, on the flip side, maybe it would be found that a set of aftermarkets would be of little help. I'm sure this is stuff Trey would have to find out but I would definately be interested to know.
I would also be very interested to know what the price of a total head swap would be and also any additional parts that would be needed(if any) besides the actual heads/pulleys. I know it would depend on what kind of heads you got, but still, a round about idea would be nice. I do agree with Pete, if the head swap was anywhere close to the price of just swapping cams, it would pay to do the heads. However, if we are talking 3 times as much for a head swap AND it is proved that cams alone can produced a very nice increase, I'd go with the cams in a second, simply because this car is my daily driver and I know it is never going to be a 12 second car. Respectable performance is all I'm looking for(especially on a "household" budget
I guess we wait and see what is found out about the stockers and then see if Trey feels a set of cams would be worth the effort. flatfour, we are depending on you
I'm with Pete on the redline, right around 6 grand is plently I would think. As far as back pressure per boost ratios, I am clueless. I can tell you I probably wouldn't run anymore then 15psi with a bit of work done to the turbo(or a different one all together). It would be nice to have a somewhat livable idle but on the other hand my idle has never been smooth as silk either
Trey, again, thanks for offering your expertise. It's nice to know you are an equal opportunity Subaru tuner