What's the best way to get an extra 15-20 HP (& some more torque) out of the 2001 Outback w/ a 2.5 4 cyl engine. Cost is a factor, but I am open to all suggestions short of a turbo.
Does anyone make a chip that is less than $600?
I've been comparing this wagon to a VW Passat of the same year (2001.5) Althouth the VW has 170 HP compared to the Subaru's 165 HP, the VW has much more torque available at lower RPM (1800) than the Subaru does and therefore has much better accelleration. Plus, I can chip the VW for under $500 to @ 200 HP.
Overall, I like the Subaru better for its design, reliability, and AWD, but the VW is more peppy and has much better acceleration which is important to me.