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Old 09-29-2021, 10:35 PM   #15
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don't forget the plastic cladding adds +10hp
Originally Posted by RAV View Post
In an effort be positive about WRX,we should consider this. In this application the FA24 puts out 5% more horsepower than torque. In the Ascent to produces 7% less HP than torque. This tells us the WRX can deliver more air at higher rpm levels making its tuning potential greater. This WRX only puts out 108 ft lbs per liter, very poor but all due to the torque limitations of the CVT. If this WRX did not have a CVT it would most certainly be 300 HP. A Honda Accord 2.0T puts out 136 Ft lbs per liter on regular. If the FA24 in the WRX put out at those concervative levels it would be putting out 325 ft lbs. I could not disagree more with those that think since the WRX is only 271 HP the STI will only be 320 or so HP. Again, its the CVT and the STI will not have one.This WRX with the stout internals of the FA24 versus the EJ25 will be easy to tune in the 325 range with just an ecu. At its low stock torque levels I sure it only needs regular. Premium alone will give it another 10% more power. Zero to sixty times of a lightly modified WRX will be way better than the current STI since it produces max torque at 2000 rpm and will not bog when y launch it like the STI that does not produce and sizeable levels of torque till 3500.
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