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Old 06-20-2000, 08:06 AM   #5
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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Gurnee, IL, USA
2001 Outback Sport


I dunno, 208 has been thrown around a lot, plus I think it makes sense for subaru to release a slightly detuned [via intakes or exhaust or chip] car to the states. I'm really hesistant to believe any dealer right now, but the only reason i posted it was the similiarities of their stories...

i can't imagine subaru making a turbo engine just for the us, they would be better off taking an impreza turbo engine [which is like 215hp right?] detuning it slightly if they need to to get epa emissions and whatever. the dealers who talked horsepower figures both said that the cars will be "easily upgradeable" to 220hp+, which i assume means subaru will be selling an upgradable intake or exhaust or something. if that's the case, i know you can take the impreza turbo in england and force feed it more air for more power, so i assume we'll be able to do the same. i was planning on getting an my01 rs in august and trade my my97 obs, but if i only have to wait 5 months more for a turbo, maybe i'll do that... argh... i'd prefer a 2.5 obs though even without turbo... that would still be my dream...
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