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Old 12-14-2003, 07:42 AM   #1
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Question about swap...

i'm driving a 03 2.5 rs and planning to upgrade its performance...anyone has any suggestions of what to do first?i'm also planning to get a turbo too...but was really confused about the intercooler, up pipe, down pipe thingy~~ are they neccessary for adding a turbo or what?
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Old 12-14-2003, 08:11 AM   #2
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I started a thread on this in the Normally aspirated section...it turned out rather well if I do say so myself (non-turboing upgrades to an 02 RS).

I would avoid getting a turbo though...if you've got the money for one, just sell the rs and get a WRX...a turboed rs will be faster than a WRX, but it will cost a heck of a lot more, and be prone to exploding

Check the aftermarket forced induction section (I believe) for a whack of useful turbo info if you're really interesed.

non-turbo upgrade ideas:

-Brullen headerback
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Old 12-14-2003, 11:39 AM   #3
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Fix the nut behind the wheel first.

Learn how to drive. Take a defensive driving course. Take a performance driving course. Take an auto-x course. Read books about driving.

Before you spend one cent on your car, spend it on educating yourself. This mod will last you a lifetime, and is transferable from vehicle to vehicle.

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Old 12-14-2003, 12:12 PM   #4
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Putting in a turbo will for sure void your young car's warranty. But I'm sure u knew that already.
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Old 12-14-2003, 01:02 PM   #5
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not to discourage you concerning seeing your car go really really fast, but to be realistic your subaru ain't no civic - you'll find that it'll cost WAY more than you expect for a turbo. pretty much, if you're going the turbo route - you should've bought yourself a wrx. lots of guys have done it but it's not cheap. our engines are prepped for high compression so unless u intend your car to light up bright but fast, i suggest looking into changing pistons, block, etc first. then again if you've got the cash, then go for it - cause in the end n/a modding will surely not give you the oomph turbo will, though it'll be something u can do gradually and doesn't require you to dump a whole load of cash at one time to see it run. don't forget to use the search function!
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Old 12-14-2003, 02:04 PM   #6
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Learn to use momentum.... that's what my friend says driving his '85 92hp chevy s-10
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Old 12-14-2003, 02:37 PM   #7
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those components are necessary for a turbo charged car..

u can't just slap a turbo on the car and think it will work just like that..

read more about turbo first..

good luck.
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:28 PM   #8
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why don't you just trade up to a WRX?
less headaches then turocharging a 2.5L
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:31 PM   #9
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is Brullen headerback an exhaust system?sorry if i sound stupid~heehee~
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:53 PM   #10
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Yes, it is an exhaust. It starts at your header and goes all the way to the back (including the muffler).
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Old 12-14-2003, 11:43 PM   #11
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oh~ now i know~~ so choosing an exhaust system, what should i be considering? cuz there're lots out there~~do u guys have any suggestions?
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Old 12-15-2003, 12:45 AM   #12
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depends on what you want, sound, look, price, quality...


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don't forget to use the search function!

Found this simply by searching back a month in the N/a forum:
Questions concerning "best type of exhaust for 03-04 RS"
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Old 12-15-2003, 01:32 AM   #13
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It would be wise for you to peruse through the many FAQ's in the technical sections. You'll learn lots from the information there, and won't annoy the people here with endless questions that have been answered more than enough times.

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Old 12-15-2003, 01:34 AM   #14
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big thx to all the advices~~
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