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Old 10-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default what can you do to a 2006 2.5i to be faster?

how you guys doing, i plan to motor swap, or mabe turbo my 2006 2.5i one day. . . but have no idea what i would need? if i do end up putting a turbo on it i will run low boost because i know the motor isnt made for it. does anyone know what i would need or what exact motor would go best with less hassle? wrx? sti? what years. . .

also if i can acually get more horsepower out of this stock motor it would be great to? headers, exhaust, intake. what else would i need? bigger injectors, fuel pump? what else could i buy before getting a tune? and with all of this how much h.p do you think it could make??

i know everyones going to say you shouldve got a wrx or sti be happy with what u have, but okay u guys r happy with your cars i want to have alittle bit more speed i love my car but i do like going fast to. . thanks All help very much appriciated.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #2
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I can't even read that.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #3
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fixed. . . . now is it ok? sorry.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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Not much to really do to the n/a motor other than intake/exhaust/headers. Most turbo'd n/a motors don't end up lasting very long. You will end up spending way more than just selling it and buying a WRX. I know that's not what you want to hear, but...
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:00 PM   #5
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first thing.... if you are going to dump money into a 2.5i.... buy a $9,000 2002-2003 wrx... end thread
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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yea, no your abslolutley right. so basically if i do want 2 go faster without selling my car or buying a new one, just do a motor swap and everything should b fine? since it will be a sti or wrx motor? thanks. what motor and what would i need? i plan on doing the whole swap myself, i know ill run into things here and there but i can do everything except for electrical lol.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:03 PM   #7
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first thing.... if you are going to dump money into a 2.5i.... buy a $9,000 2002-2003 wrx... end thread
hmmm, yea no wouldnt do that, 1 because the 02 and 03 im not interested in thanks anyways. NEXT?
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:03 PM   #8
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An STi motor/tranny swap will set you back about $10k FYI.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:04 PM   #9
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An STi motor/tranny swap will set you back about $10k FYI.
not if i do it myself.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:04 PM   #10
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if you want to go faster in that thing move to a place where there are alot of downhill areas
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #11
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not if i do it myself.
That is doing it yourself. Well doing it right anyways.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #12
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if you want to go faster in that thing move to a place where there are alot of downhill areas
lol funny. . NEXT?
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That is doing it yourself. Well doing it right anyways.
K, thanks
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:08 PM   #14
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lol funny. . NEXT?
What other answer are you looking for?

No problem, just slap a huge turbo kit on it. You will be fine for 100k+ miles.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:09 PM   #15
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not if i do it myself.
i dont get you man. you come into the Newb section im guessing to protect your self from being flamed then you act like this. Your name on here leads me to believe that your not capable of swaping a full STI set up including motor, trans, ecu, and supporting components without having a shop do it or crushing yourself under your car. why dont you take your little car and just go hit up some twisties very slowly?
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #16
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If I owned a 2.5i, I would absolutely concentrate on the suspension + brakes+ wheel/tires.

So if driver permited...You would be "faster" in the corners and give those sti's a run for their money.

the $$$--> power ratio on 2.5i are horrible and would barely break 180hp w/ cams+intake+header,etc(((look on the 2.5i/na forums))).Not worth it in my op.

conc on the corners.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #17
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What other answer are you looking for?

No problem, just slap a huge turbo kit on it. You will be fine for 100k+ miles.
no, i was saying funny to the fact he said go down hills.

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i dont get you man. you come into the Newb section im guessing to protect your self from being flamed then you act like this. Your name on here leads me to believe that your not capable of swaping a full STI set up including motor, trans, ecu, and supporting components without having a shop do it or crushing yourself under your car. why dont you take your little car and just go hit up some twisties very slowly?

act like what? i respect people who respect me. . i expect people to acually help and not say little stupid remarks. yea rookie 2 the subie family not rookie to cars. but your funny to. if you want to say something stupid than not expect me 2 say something stupid back, than idk wats going through your mind this is life i expect people to say little remarks so i say next instead of playing alittle back and forth game, thanks everyone for helping me, now if your not going to help me than please do not try 2 bash me with little kid remarks thanks all.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:15 PM   #18
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If I owned a 2.5i, I would absolutely concentrate on the suspension + brakes+ wheel/tires.

So if driver permited...You would be "faster" in the corners and give those sti's a run for their money.

the $$$--> power ratio on 2.5i are horrible and would barely break 180hp w/ cams+intake+header,etc(((look on the 2.5i/na forums))).Not worth it in my op.

conc on the corners.

thanks alot for acually helping me, your right that is true. something to really think about.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #19
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man if you want a fast car you bought the wrong one bud. drive it stock // pay it off // buy sti and build it // use 06 2.5i as a daily driver
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man if you want a fast car you bought the wrong one bud. drive it stock // pay it off // buy sti and build it // use 06 2.5i as a daily driver

yea thats probley what im going to have to do, dont sound bad though lol. to have 2 subies. thanks.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:20 PM   #21
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You can do this for a lot less than 10k. Your 2006 RS has some pretty good value. I say sell it and buy the '06 WRX. I believe this is your best bang for the buck, as you still get the bodystyle you like.

Why not take a look at the blue books and check the price differential. It's probably the cheapest and most dependable "turbo swap" you can do. Can't hurt to check!
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:23 PM   #22
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You can do this for a lot less than 10k. Your 2006 RS has some pretty good value. I say sell it and buy the '06 WRX. I believe this is your best bang for the buck, as you still get the bodystyle you like.

Why not take a look at the blue books and check the price differential. It's probably the cheapest and most dependable "turbo swap" you can do. Can't hurt to check!
sounds good, i will deffinitly look into that. thanks man.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:44 PM   #23
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you came in here with a dumb question roOkie... you have a 2.5i and wanted to know how to make it fast.... people are saying you can spend $10k on a sti/tranny swap or buy an actual WRX this time..... i dont see many choices between those two
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Start autocrossing.

Learn to use the power you've already got.

Outrun STIs.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:09 PM   #25
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Or you can buy a skid plate some mudflaps and a set of dirt tires and you'll be set for rally x
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