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Old 01-04-2002, 06:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy No turbo on 1998 Impreza?

After looking up the Impreza on google.com and every other place all of them where talking about the car had a turbo and whatnot now I hear that it does not?? whats the real story??
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Old 01-04-2002, 06:17 PM   #2
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American Imprezas have never come with turbos until the WRX...
However...in japan...
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Old 01-04-2002, 06:25 PM   #3
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Well that sucks...I'm surely not going to spend $4k on a turbo then the engine blows up... I think I might stick with the N/A version..


Is their any model Subaru that came to the U.s. with a Turbo under the hood??
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Old 01-04-2002, 07:00 PM   #4
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Hmmm... that warranty should prove useful if my turbo blows up the engine ...
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Old 01-04-2002, 07:03 PM   #5
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Is their any model Subaru that came to the U.s. with a Turbo under the hood??
ummmm

read my post again...

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American Imprezas have never come with turbos until the WRX...
the wrx came out spring of 2001...
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Old 01-04-2002, 07:25 PM   #6
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Subaru has sold turbo charged cars stateside in the past, just not Impreza's as Jenison so kindly pointed out

I believe they were Legacy's from the early to mid 90's...sorry, but I don't know more specifics on those models...
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Old 01-04-2002, 07:31 PM   #7
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LOL - hey...he asked
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:29 PM   #8
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well this sucks....I don't have the money to get a 2002 model...But geting the impreza without the turbo is no problem...
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:33 PM   #9
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2.2 Turbo legacy, 1.8 turbo XT, 1.8 turbo BRAT, Loyale RX turbo... lots of Subaru's have come with turbos stateside .

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Old 01-04-2002, 08:34 PM   #10
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Also let me get this right......Don't touch the 1998 Impreza RS right? Thats the model that they first put in the new Dohc in the car and it had problems.
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:37 PM   #11
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2.2 Turbo legacy, 1.8 turbo XT, 1.8 turbo BRAT, Loyale RX turbo... lots of Subaru's have come with turbos stateside .

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As you see I live in Connecticut I have no desire to inport a Impreza just for the turbo..For that I might as well just put on on the car...And if i did where whould the intercooler go front of the car or the hood scoop?
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Old 01-05-2002, 01:39 AM   #12
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Ya what everyone else said. You could always buy a aftermarket turbo to put in a 98-00 model. Id check out the forced indiction forum and ask the guys in there the dangers of turboing a RS. From what i hear as long as you dont go to high on the PSI you should be ok. EDUCATION is the key in this matter. Also run a search on Turbos see what you can learn.

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Old 01-05-2002, 01:44 AM   #13
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Ya what everyone else said. You could always buy a aftermarket turbo to put in a 98-00 model. Id check out the forced indiction forum and ask the guys in there the dangers of turboing a RS. From what i hear as long as you dont go to high on the PSI you should be ok. EDUCATION is the key in this matter. Also run a search on Turbos see what you can learn.

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So what do you do run at a lower Boost then normal...I would say so...So then I would need one of those Boost Controler things?

And for that...I was checking out Subiegal's website and she has the My01 2.5 RS Do you know how much they are beeing sold for today? I really like that body style.


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yes, you have to run a relatively low psi. the highest I've heard is 10...but generally people run them from 5 to 7...it's because of the higher compression ratio. if you got a 98 or 99, the 9.7:1 ratio is better than the 00-01's 10:1.

as for price...since a 98 is the oldest...i'd say you'd be lucky to find one for $12K.
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Old 01-05-2002, 09:54 AM   #15
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as for price...since a 98 is the oldest...i'd say you'd be lucky to find one for $12K.

Edmunds.com price for a used 2001 comes in at ~$15,000, so I think a 98 would be substantially less than that.

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Old 01-05-2002, 12:57 PM   #16
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so what do you say around $8k you think? and for the 98's you guys said that was the wrost model because of the DOHC problems. I mean I don't want my cams blowing up on me when adding small stuff....

Btw can you see the picture I posted?
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from the little knowledge that i have this is my advice. buy the 98 and turbo it. just make sure you have the head gaskets o-ringed when you do. they seem to be a problem on 98s that are turboed. you will kick the tar out of most other subarus including WRXs. better advice yet, do your homework before you do anything and do it somewhere other than this board if possible. and one quick question. what DOHC problems??? i haven't had any or heard of any until this board. my tuner and mechanic said that the 98s have stronger engine and tranny and can hold more turbo power than the others. there is a little MAF trouble but it is fairly minor. i have had my 98 for a year and a half. i started stock and then began with bolt-ons. today my car is a monster that should hit low 13s in the quarter a mile high. buy a 98 and go turbo and do a lot of homework.

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Old 01-05-2002, 08:40 PM   #18
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from the little knowledge that i have this is my advice. buy the 98 and turbo it. just make sure you have the head gaskets o-ringed when you do. they seem to be a problem on 98s that are turboed. you will kick the tar out of most other subarus including WRXs. better advice yet, do your homework before you do anything and do it somewhere other than this board if possible. and one quick question. what DOHC problems??? i haven't had any or heard of any until this board. my tuner and mechanic said that the 98s have stronger engine and tranny and can hold more turbo power than the others. there is a little MAF trouble but it is fairly minor. i have had my 98 for a year and a half. i started stock and then began with bolt-ons. today my car is a monster that should hit low 13s in the quarter a mile high. buy a 98 and go turbo and do a lot of homework.

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Hey as I said in the other thread what O-rings? What's the price of the turbo kit going for? I know I wont be able to get it right away...But what's a safe Boost puressure to run? some say 5 psi.... And as for the MAF... what trouble do you mean? I read up so much about adding a turbo to the car and BOV's talking about they mess up the MAF a little..
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Honestly, it sounds like you are not ready to put an aftermarked turbo on a car. Just buy a 98-99 and keep it N/A. 165 hp is will be plenty for you. Don't become a statistic.

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Seriously, wait till you actually drive a 2.5 rs and feel AWD and 165 hp, i'm sure you be very surprized.

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Seriously, wait till you actually drive a 2.5 rs and feel AWD and 165 hp, i'm sure you be very surprized.

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well my mom's Nissan Maxima new came with 190Hp FWD... I don't think it's that high anymore..... But it annyoning when you step on the gas and the front lifts up makeing the front tires spin.... Shocks are shot...If you turn left or right the Tires allways screech... When They are not suppose to! It allways makes people look like your speeding.... And Also... Something is going wrong with the stearing of the car... You can hardly turn the wheel anymore when the car is cold makeing it very "UNSAFE" for driveing... Thats why my 17 year old hands are not going to bother with that car... I allready done enough under the hood allready!
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When did all the BS rumors start about '98s having problems?

The same exact motor in the 98RS (DOHC) was used in the Legacy GT and Outback models from like 1995-1999

The RS got the phase II motor (SOHC) in 1999 and they blew MAFS left and right, then in 2000 they went to a MAP sensor and all was cool.

The 98 RS's are fine cars, the major difference is cosmetic, they didn't have big foglights.

Someone please point me to a post where there's problems with the 98s because I just don't believe it, especially with that motor in all the Outbacks too.
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When did all the BS rumors start about '98s having problems?

The same exact motor in the 98RS (DOHC) was used in the Legacy GT and Outback models from like 1995-1999

The RS got the phase II motor (SOHC) in 1999 and they blew MAFS left and right, then in 2000 they went to a MAP sensor and all was cool.

The 98 RS's are fine cars, the major difference is cosmetic, they didn't have big foglights.

Someone please point me to a post where there's problems with the 98s because I just don't believe it, especially with that motor in all the Outbacks too.

Thats what they been telling me is to "Stay away from the 98' models" they had problems with the Phase I motor. and not good for upgrades to the engine....Talking to another member here said he has a 98 2.5 Rs and he never heard of those problems untill he came here....
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Old 01-07-2002, 02:15 PM   #24
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impreza_power,

you sound exactly like me when I was buying my first car, I just flipped through magazines looking for cars over 200hp. I didn't know anything back then (not that I know much now), and I compared cars by looking at the 0-60mph times on magazines. Also I was thinking about turbo kit this and that before I even test drove any of the cars I was looking at. I wanted turbo just for the BOV sound

After awhile I bought an integra because that car was what all the gangsters drove in highschool. Regular LS and auto, just for the image.

anyways now I have a car that I really love, and lurked around this site for a long long time learning about it.

Most of all, I now have vroom-pssssh.

P.S. I lost the point of my reply somewhere in the middle.
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I agree with what was said above about you not being ready for an aftermarket turbo. If you are worried about "blowing up your cams" you obviously don't have the understanding of the internal combustion engine to keep an eye on the things that can go wrong with aftermarket induction. Nothing wrong with that, and it isn't something that can't be remedied, but I'd hate to see you ruin a car because you got in over your head.

I'd say drive a N/A car for a while, and maybe after a while you can turbo it. Just my opinion.
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