Originally posted by Porter
It is HIGHLY unlikely that Subaru would cripple the performance of the vehicle in order to fix a small timing map glitch. These kinds of issues have been fixed many times in the past on other vehicles with no change in drivability whatsoever.
I am sorry but I don't see HOW Subuara can fix this issue without affecting the power in some way. Granted I don't see the 300hp figure changing (since that number is derived futher up in the rpms) but I think we will get a drop in torque to around 280ft lbs or so. That timing 'hump' is right at the torque peak and as such contributes to that torque peak.
Personally I think that the torque can be made up by an extra 1-2 psi of boost in the midrange while pulling about 2-3 degrees of timing to get rid of the knock, but I am not FHI so
. It will definitly be interesting to see what happens with this.