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Old 05-06-2002, 03:10 PM   #1
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Talking i need more power!

ok i've had my 99 impreza for about 2 weeks now, so far i've got lightened crank pulley, cat-back exhaust, and short shift. I was going to get an intake but Larry Ganz has none in stock

So i've decided to eventually go turbo, but until i have about $4000 to spend on that i want to do some other stuff to get more power before i get a turbo (probolly won't happen til end of summer or next spring) so what else should i get done? i can't decide!

please provide links with answers because i'm having a hard time finding parts for a 99 impreza

Thanks to everyone that replies in advance!

oh yeah...anyone know of a full brake kit that comes with front and rear rotors and calipers? (please provide link!!!)
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Old 05-06-2002, 03:21 PM   #2
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what do you need all this power for? do you regularly visit the track? maybe visit the Skip Barber school or something?
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Old 05-06-2002, 08:35 PM   #3
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i just want more power than stock, i go to the track sometimes, and i also go to car shows. i just want the most performance i can get out of my new car because i love it so much, but i don't feel it has reached it's full potential
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Old 05-06-2002, 10:14 PM   #4
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headers, hi-flow cat, S-AFC (or proecm/torque II chip), lightened flywheel
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Old 05-06-2002, 10:57 PM   #5
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yeah just go out and buy a Used ITC and a S-afc and call it quits untill you get your turbo. cances are most of the parts you get now will probably be replaced by something else when you get a turbo anyway.

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Old 05-07-2002, 08:06 AM   #6
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mmmmm....turbo.

What about upgrading the suspension and braking power so that when you do go with the turbo it will handle well?

As far as exhaust goes..wouldn't you want to wait until you get the turbo to upgrade to a larger diameter exhaust? I have a N/A car so I'm not really too familiar with mods associated with a turboed car.

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Old 05-07-2002, 06:53 PM   #7
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It's been posted time and again on this site that if you want more power out of your car, you better lay out a plan and definately talk to a reputable shop near you about how to achieve it.

How much horsepower do you want?
How much torque?
Do you want to go turbo?, supercharged or stay N/A?
How much money do you have to spend?
All at once or in stages?

Usually upgrading in stages is the best way to go that way you can afford steps in the process, however at various points in time you may have less power than stock depending on how you stage it etc. But a carefully thought out stage plan will keep you from buying parts you'll need to replace down the road.

You're best bet would be to improve the suspension BEFORE doing serious power upgrades, no point in all that power if the car doesn't handle right in the first place. New springs and struts etc. Sway bars, endlinks, bushings, etc. You'll see better results in your class at the track. Unless you primarily drag race *shrug*.

If you want power or handling it's going to cost money, lots of it. Easily $4-10k before you're done depending on what you want done. Keep in mind, that there's a limit to the "bolt on" power you can get before you need to start considering things like a new gear box, driveshaft, cams etc.
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Old 05-07-2002, 08:14 PM   #8
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Just something to consider...

Gains made by bolting on an N/A part are usually very slight and barely noticable (compared to FI upgrades, at least). Since you're set on going turbo, I'd ask yourself if the money you'd be spending on N/A upgrades would really be worth the slight HP gain -- since no decently priced N/A upgrade path would really satiate a (presumably) power-hungry fellow like yourself.

I speak from experience here, since now that a decent supercharger kit is in development, I wish I hadn't bought some of the N/A stuff I have now.
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:36 PM   #9
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You should just save up the few hundred bux for the small bolt on things and just put it in your turbo fund. intake/exhaust, etc, you'll probably end up replacing these once you get your turbo. How about upgrading your suspension, brakes and tires? -- Tires are a must IMO.


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