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Old 03-06-2003, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default Help with my 95 Impreza 2.2!!!

Hi,


I am very new to Imprezas, I just purchased a 95 Impreza 2.2 litre awd 5spd. I was wondering first of all what the baseline horsepower and torque are? Then, are there parts made for this car to make a it faster than what it is now. Lastly is it possible to turbocharge this car. I just came over from the DSM crowd. I totalled my 92 Eagle Talon Tsi AWD.


Any information would be very helpful

Thanks

Tom
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Old 03-07-2003, 10:50 AM   #2
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Welcome to my world.
Your car has 135hp stock, don't know what the torque is off-hand. Most of the power is found in the higher rpm band. I won't tell you that you can't turbo a 2.2, but with the compression ratio they have it is difficult and controlling knock is a real issue. The least expensive way to more power is to install a 2.5 from an RS or Forester (sohc); that will net you 165.
There are cams, headers, etc out there too but the cost in my opinion is prohibitive...cheaper to buy an RS or do the swap to gain real power.
However, one advantage that most 2.2 L's have is ligher weight. They usuall don't have all the power junk, sunroof, body add-ons and so forth so the weight savings makes a difference. I find our 2.2 quite adequate for harassing most cars on twisty roads. Money is better spent on suspension and brakes, IMHO.
You can see what I did to ours here:
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One good thing about Subies...they are WAY more reliable than DSMs!
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Old 03-07-2003, 04:37 PM   #3
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I don't have much power mods on my ride, hooking up your suspension is a good way to start, I've got some KYB AGX adjustable struts on mine with some Intrax springs. I had some 17" 5Zigen Copse wheels but currently I have some stock WRX rims on it, I still have the other rims but they have a lot of dings and nicks in them some I want them smoothed out. Also I have a custom catback exhaust and I'm using some Bosch Platinum 4 plugs and wires. These are simple mods you can do to your ride.

Have fun in fixing your car!
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Old 03-07-2003, 05:15 PM   #4
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2.2L: 135 hp, 140 torque@4400rpm

add intake, exhaust increase the air flow a bit

then add suspension, better tires... new brake pads, lines and fluid...

you'll be much happier after all that is said and done

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Old 03-07-2003, 10:02 PM   #5
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I agree with Subiegal... I have a MY95 1.8 ltr FWD 110hp stock yet I have added exhaust and bolt-ons and pulleys... still working on the suspension I have KYB GR2s with Tein springs... and am going to later add the lateral links and swaybar to the back... so far all upgrades have been great and love them... I would not swap my 1.8 or in your case your 2.2 for any of the newer model 2.5's... I would rather have your 2.2 and yes it is upgradeable and worth of a turbo... the 2.5's are not made to hold up... Why did they go back to the 2.0 for the WRX... Hmmmm ....MY 2Cents...
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Old 03-07-2003, 11:07 PM   #6
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I dont agree with you on the 2.5 statement. I do think they put more money nto the EJ18s than they did the later EJ25s. they used the 2.0 in the WRX because the current Ej25 wasnt designed for boost. notice how they have a new 2.5 liter in the STi.....
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Old 03-08-2003, 04:25 AM   #7
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Stupid N00bs... They put the 2.0 in the WRX to model WRC regulations, and also because the 2.5L has a open deck block that isn't as conductive to boost. If you close the deck on the 2.5L, you'll have a hell of an engine, just wait and see the USDM STIs when theyre modified.. And if the EJ25s arent built to last, why are there people with 150,000 miles on them?
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Old 03-08-2003, 06:37 PM   #8
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The basic upgrade path is stick to a NA EJ22 and end up witha dyno pulls that top out at 150 hp. its not that much, but an upgraded supension and breakes and when teh roads get funky ur almost a guarenteed winnah.

u can get an aftermarket turbo kit for the ej22/25. to get teh most out of it, u'll spend about 5k when all is said and done. u should end up with just over 200 hp at 6 psi. much more money to get reliable boost levels.

u can swap in an ej25 and be back at the crank 165hp, and start the whole process.


Or as i may do in a few years, just go to a an ej20t setup. its the most reliable and cost effective route, imo.

Best of luck and happy modding!
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Old 03-08-2003, 08:44 PM   #9
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Tom, officially the 2.2 engine was available on '95 Impreza only with AT. Did your car come with 2.2 and 5spd from the factory?
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Old 03-09-2003, 11:37 PM   #10
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Old 03-10-2003, 02:41 AM   #11
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Old 03-10-2003, 05:30 PM   #12
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Tom, officially the 2.2 engine was available on '95 Impreza only with AT. Did your car come with 2.2 and 5spd from the factory?
despite that fact, i've seen more than a couple. all of them were agean blue 2 doors...

as someone that's modified a 'slow' (1.8L) impreza fairly extensively, i would just advise to keep it simple. your car is practially invincible mechanically provided you care for it even somewhat reasonably well. i was about to take a leap into forced induction, but decided i'd potentially ruin an otherwise really nice car that i put many a weekend into. i would have had to baby it, something i'm not used to having to do with my car now.

set simple goals, and before you know it, you'll have a nice car that might not be able to run with some cars in a straight line, but it will at least make them sweat everywhere else.

a modded n/a 2.2L might not sound like much of a threat in a 1/4 mile situation, but the powerband on the street or an auto-x course, will suggest otherwise. before a friend of mine went turbo, his 2.2L swapped brighton would MOVE. we went up to the yeehaw/ricer dragstrip one night for s--t's and giggles, and despite the fact that the car would only run 16's, it would OWN almost anything up until nearly the 1/8th mark, when that lack of top end power makes itself aparent. n/a supras, FWD turbo DSM's, etc. it would just run away from them until about 1/3-1/2 way down the track.
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Old 03-10-2003, 11:19 PM   #13
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So some '95 LX coupes were 5 spd? That's interesting, never saw it mentioned anywhere. Mechanically, they probably were the same as '96.
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Old 03-11-2003, 09:07 AM   #14
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So some '95 LX coupes were 5 spd? That's interesting, never saw it mentioned anywhere. Mechanically, they probably were the same as '96.
probably. subaru did some weird overlapping the first couple years of impreza production. run all the numbers on my car, and it's a 1994, but plug a select tool into it, and it comes up as a 1995...it also has the dual port heads that were supposedly a 95+ only deal on the 1.8's...
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Old 03-11-2003, 02:32 PM   #15
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what's the vin... i'll tell you what you've got officially.

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