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Old 10-18-2009, 10:49 PM   #26
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thats the company i heard u can do that from. they give u any estimates how much it would be?
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:05 PM   #27
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the kit itself is $3500 from them, i don't think it included engine management.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #28
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yea thats the turbo people i heard of. did they say anything about an estimate on how much it would be? for you and for regular customers that don't know them? lol. someone told me we can do the turbo and get everything in the engine bay ready for a turbo, but we wouldn't get as much psi as would like the wrx or sti?... Or would we be able to swap any turbo in as well?...
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:50 PM   #29
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supposedly our engines are the same as the new sti's and wrx BUT! no forged pistons. So that would definately be an upgrade that you'd wanna look into...as far as everything else goes i am not completely sure yet. haven't done a lot of research on boosting this ride cuz it's not in my plans yet
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:53 PM   #30
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i'm looking to do the same to my 09 2.5i. what type of tuning needs to be done when putting on an intake though?
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:24 PM   #31
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i would think if u tuned right after just an intake it would be a waste, cuz u would need one after exhuast too. and if u wanna get headers along with intake and exhaust?... lol. be a lot of tuning don't u think?
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:01 AM   #32
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well...as in one of the threads that i've read before hand, swapping your header or just your exhaust should not harm how your car will run much. It should still be safe to run without any tuning. Slapping on an intake would increase air flow into your engine by 20% leaning out your fuel mixture to a fairly dangerous level.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:43 AM   #33
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Whats the point of this thread why in the world would anyone convert a 2.5i into a wrx---buy the new/used wrx to begin with. my .02$
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:19 PM   #34
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7 months later this is

STILL A TERRIBLE IDEA
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:46 PM   #35
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I dont think Its really THAT bad an idea. I mean the money yea, might as well get a wrx and upgrade that... Buut, Its heavier more expensive in the beginning and not as good mpgs. and insurance.


i dunno. its jus what people want tho. Fixing up the impreza wont be as fast as a fixed up WRX. But it'll be pretty danm fast. Its like why do people fix up hondas?. lol. I think its maybe, u do what u can afford. u know?.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:03 PM   #36
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i agree. i'm not looking to race it either. just want a nice sounding, quicker than average every day driver. i'm having trouble finding an exhaust to fit a 5 door though, anyone know of one?
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:14 PM   #37
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a single exhuast should be easier to find than my dual on the sedan. lol.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:21 PM   #38
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yeah i found the AVO dual which is real nice but unfortunately says it won't fit and now i can't find anything. maybe i'm not looking hard enough
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:13 AM   #39
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My plan is in 5 years once I'm out of warranty to swap in an sti block and here's my thinking here. I'm gonna have the car paid off 3/5 years of the warranty so I'll keep paying my payments for the 2 years after before the warranty is over but instead of them being sent to subaru they will be kept in savings. I'll have aprox 8-10k saved up which I'm sure I can get an sti swap for that and if not I'll wait a few more months till I can afford it fully all at once. I'll swap it in and then have a lighter sti that looks like an N/A impreza and if I recall still has the insurance payments of the 2.5i (not sure on that one) and then I can mod to my liking and have a very nice sleeper as I'm keeping the outside mostly stock and going with a hidden FMIC rather than having to buy a hood which would make it look like a WRX. It'll be debadged and I'm sure I'll have some fun with some civics/tiburons thinking they can take me in it.

That's just how I'm gonna go about it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:52 PM   #40
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Hey, can tirburons take me? I'm fully stock still.
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They're about the same imo my friend with an 08 2.5i said he raced one (I don't condone racing at all this is just heresay) and they both got up to about 120 mph and topped out there and were about the same time to get up to that speed...
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supposedly our engines are the same as the new sti's and wrx BUT! no forged pistons. So that would definately be an upgrade that you'd wanna look into...as far as everything else goes i am not completely sure yet. haven't done a lot of research on boosting this ride cuz it's not in my plans yet
All lies. The only thing the same is the displacement.
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I'll have aprox 8-10k saved up which I'm sure I can get an sti swap for that and if not I'll wait a few more months till I can afford it fully all at once.
10k on top of your car will likely get you a used STI in 5 years.

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No you won't. Once you swap in the STI bits, your car will be pretty much the same weight as the STI.

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Then you get in an accident and your insurance drops you. Great idea
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