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Old 04-03-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:19 PM   #2
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I want one.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:30 PM   #3
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With installation and tuning you're looking at almost $6000 and at that point I ask "why didn't you just save a little longer and get a WRX?"

The horsepower gains won't be substantial either. You'll make FA20-like power in a heavier less nimble package.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:06 AM   #4
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They claim 100% more power and I like my hatchback.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:40 AM   #5
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im getting there just doing tuning waiting on a air fuel ratio unit t arrive so i can have it fully tuned and then dyno power run time
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:09 AM   #6
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So just to be clear, you've installed the avo turbo kit??
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:03 AM   #7
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:19 AM   #8
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Sweet! Are you tracking the project in a thread somewhere?
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:21 AM   #9
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Im gonna make thread soon with all pics and parts etc with info and dyno graphs with before and afters

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Old 04-04-2015, 02:44 PM   #10
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The horsepower gains won't be substantial either. You'll make FA20-like power in a heavier less nimble package.
Subjectivity on the "why" put aside, the weight of the GP7 is 200 - 350lbs lighter depending on the source of your information/trims.
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:21 PM   #11
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Wonder what boosting this engine would do to us who have oil consumption interesting to see the results but I would never do that on my car for that reason
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:37 PM   #12
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Here's a thought, I wonder if the shortblock for the FA20 bolts onto the heads of the FB... that block is proven to hold boost

I actually believe the heads are the same between the two... hmm...

Run it until it blows then upgrade... boost life!
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:59 PM   #13
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Edit: They claim 100% increase in power, but is that at the wheels or at the crank? I know manufacturers tune cars conservatively but most sports cars can't even handle double power on stock internals.

Double edit: If you have a XV I can see the appeal a lot more than if you have an Impreza. Adding towing and off-road power would be nice.

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Subjectivity on the "why" put aside, the weight of the GP7 is 200 - 350lbs lighter depending on the source of your information/trims.
I'm comparing it to the FA20 in the BRZ, not the FB20 in the XV.

To each their own but I'm simply saying from a financial standpoint it seems silly to spend 1/4 of your car's cost into boosting it instead of rolling that money into paying the car down or towards a down payment on a WRX (new or used).
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:54 PM   #14
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Meh, silly to you maybe. Some folks have different values and priorities than you. Thanks for the wisdom lesson killjoy.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:57 PM   #15
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the fa20 has 12.6:1 compression which is alot more then the fb20 which is 10.5:1 the only thing fb20 N/A should need is Direct injection and also here in aus i see it as this
impreza 23k turbo kit 6k = 29k
wrx 43k
almost 15k difference in price if it makes the same power as a wrx why wouldnt you buy the kit with less boost then the wrx which is on 18psi where the kit will be about 8psi
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:03 AM   #16
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Meh, silly to you maybe. Some folks have different values and priorities than you. Thanks for the wisdom lesson killjoy.
Fair enough. If you do go this route I'm sure we'll all be curious to see the end result, especially if you're able to get it down to a drag strip. It'd be nice to see a brand new WRX owner drop his jaw if you beat them in the 1320.

Speaking from experience I can only offer one tidbit of advice: make sure you've got a good shop near you that is comfortable working on the car post-installation if you aren't planning to do all the wrenching yourself. I've run into shops that have no problem taking your money and installing something but will refuse to touch it once you drive it out of their shop or end up making things worse because they don't understand the platform fully.

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the fa20 has 12.6:1 compression which is alot more then the fb20 which is 10.5:1 the only thing fb20 N/A should need is Direct injection and also here in aus i see it as this
impreza 23k turbo kit 6k = 29k
wrx 43k
almost 15k difference in price if it makes the same power as a wrx why wouldnt you buy the kit with less boost then the wrx which is on 18psi where the kit will be about 8psi
Down under the numbers difference make this a much more appealing option. Stateside prices aren't that drastically different. A new Impreza here starts around 18k but most people option up to the 20k premium or sport models and WRXs go for around 26k. 6k is a much smaller gap than 19k. I've always wondered why some countries charge such a premium for performance. >_<
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serious why cant australia have prices like that on cars/parts this country is so over priced with everything and we dont get anything good its just left overs from other countries and in my case it would be cool and unexpected if i can beat or go door to door against a stock wrx australia wise 15k difference :P
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:33 PM   #18
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Speaking from experience I can only offer one tidbit of advice: make sure you've got a good shop near you that is comfortable working on the car post-installation if you aren't planning to do all the wrenching yourself. I've run into shops that have no problem taking your money and installing something but will refuse to touch it once you drive it out of their shop or end up making things worse because they don't understand the platform fully.
I really appreciate this advice. I've been trying to locate some local Subaru specialists as an alternative to dealer service. If Minis project works out, I will be seriously tempted to join in and will need help.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:19 PM   #19
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Mini, are those prices out the door or before any taxes and fees?

If its base price without any taxes then the WRX price is 4 -6k AUD more than in the states.

But the base model priced for the 2.0i (18K USD) is about the same (23K AUD)

I wouldn't feel too bad :P I still wish we could get the 6MT on the 2.0 here in the states.

I'm ready to see power figures!
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:28 PM   #20
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Mini, are those prices out the door or before any taxes and fees?

If its base price without any taxes then the WRX price is 4 -6k AUD more than in the states.

But the base model priced for the 2.0i (18K USD) is about the same (23K AUD)

I wouldn't feel too bad :P I still wish we could get the 6MT on the 2.0 here in the states.

I'm ready to see power figures!
I dont think that includes tax or stamp duty and on road costs so the base goes from 23k up to 25-26k i will admit i got my impreza for cheaper working for subaru i got a couple grand discount off mine with a few freebies thrown in from the parts guy

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Old 04-10-2015, 05:36 PM   #21
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Any progress on this Mini? Would be really cool to see the results.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:23 PM   #22
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I also am trying very hard to be patient.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:39 PM   #23
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Nah not yet waiting for the air fuel unit to arrive and avo japan is at a track day this weekend at tsukuba so i wont have any backup with the tuning

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Old 04-12-2015, 07:06 PM   #24
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Hey guys, I was given a new 2014 Imprezza sport premium as my work rig, but I would love to put a turbo on it. Will the AVO be a bolt in unit? I will look up more info on this, but this is my first visit here.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:21 PM   #25
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What boost pressure? if its doubling the horse power 10 psi? thats a decently high number for an engine not originally designed for it? .
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