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Old 06-24-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default 1993 subaru Impreza...make fast???

I have a 1993 Subaru Impreza Hatchback. How can I make this thing faster?? (Short of a complete engine swap) Being whooped by stock civics is driving me crazy. I need more power, for not so much money. Any IdeaS?
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Old 06-25-2004, 12:17 AM   #2
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Gut, Gut and Gut. The cheapest solution but not the prettiest. Remove all the seats, interior carpet, radio, so on and so forth. I lost over 200 lbs. Then remove air conditioner and powersteering, and add a $60 ebay underdrive lightweight crank pulley. Pull the rear washer container. Take a plasma torch and remove exess metal in doors and rear lid. Attack the dash and remove all that you can.

Now you will be considerably faster than you were. How much is another question. When you have another $600 add nitrous.

Thats my plan and I am sticking too it.
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Old 06-25-2004, 12:35 AM   #3
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(Short of a complete engine swap)
Turbo kit then. Thats about it. Otherwise, dont expect much HP from anything.
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Old 06-25-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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Not many N/A mods out there.

A '93 L will never be a drag car, try to do some effective handling mods, and enjoy your car for what it is.
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:14 PM   #5
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Impreza GC8 FS: turbo system... one of these days...

I've got a WRX-derived turbo system that's a bolt-in for your car. It was built and plucked from a 1.8l engine in a basemodel car. The kit contains the turbo, intercooler, tapped oil pan, FMU, uppipe, downpipe (no crossmember swap required), and a few other bits n' pieces. I was going to drop it into my '99 RS, but the turbo's really too small to be efficient on the big 2.5l.

Anybody interested? I'd probably take $700 for it all.
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Old 06-26-2004, 12:11 AM   #6
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Gut, Gut and Gut. The cheapest solution but not the prettiest. Remove all the seats, interior carpet, radio, so on and so forth. I lost over 200 lbs. Then remove air conditioner and powersteering, and add a $60 ebay underdrive lightweight crank pulley. Pull the rear washer container. Take a plasma torch and remove exess metal in doors and rear lid. Attack the dash and remove all that you can.

Now you will be considerably faster than you were. How much is another question. When you have another $600 add nitrous.

Thats my plan and I am sticking too it.
200lbs? Nice! Have you gotten some 1/4 mile times or better yet trap speeds of before and after poundage removal? I know this is more than just straight line performance since weight removal helps out in all aspects of performance. I'm just curious as to how it helped you in your application besides guestimating so many lbs will gain so much in the 1/4. Any testing?
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Old 06-26-2004, 02:42 AM   #7
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they say every -100lbs is - 0.1 in he qm.
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Old 06-26-2004, 06:03 AM   #8
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Which means with 200lbs of weight loss you would go from a ~18.0 1/4 to a 17.8...



Anyho...... Engine swap
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:02 AM   #9
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sooo much money...... Thanks for the advice
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Old 06-26-2004, 03:56 PM   #10
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they say every -100lbs is - 0.1 in he qm.
That's why I wanted some actual info. 100lbs out of a 4000lb car won't yield the same affects as 100lbs out of a 2000lb car. Aack! No matter!
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:37 PM   #11
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sooo much money...... Thanks for the advice
Not really. Price out what a full exhaust plus some other mods like maybe an intake, pulleys, etc would cost brand new.

Then look and see how much EJ25's are going for on the private sale forum. (hint: Under a grand)
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:54 PM   #12
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or you could just do......A JDM EJ20-G swap like my friend Dan
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:56 PM   #13
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id suggest doing supension mods first
struts and spring
better sway bars
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