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Old 02-25-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default SPT = Thumbs up to smart upgrades.

I know I have been a ghost for a while but things are finally starting to ease up on me where I got to spend some time with the Suby.

I went to Avondale Subaru yesterday to get my paint re-sealed, and I found the most thorough selection of SPT parts in stock, I could not resist the temptation to buy some upgrades. I did not want to mod this STI, but seeing as these parts all retain the factory warranty, I figured, what the hell.

SPT now makes a secondary turbo heat shield which is a sound idea for anyone who runs a top mount intercooler. The unit mounts on top of the stock heat shield, with ample air space in between the two to prevent physical heat transfer. The install is literally a one minute job, being as it mounts with only one existing bolt. The result is a very eye-pleasing upgrade which is sure to help out the heat soak issues we all have with our top-mounts in the summer rush hours.



Next, SPT offers an upper radiator shroud to help radiator cooling efficiency, and makes a great visual upgrade for the engine compartment. Once again, with perfect fit and easy instructions, install is a breeze. The result is a great looking upgrade that won't hurt the wallet as much as some similar aftermarket pieces.



Next, for those looking for an intake upgrade, SPT offers a mass-air intake that is a great upgrade for any Impreza. The install of the intake is very easy, and requires very little tools. You also have the option of purchasing a heat shield for the intake to partition the section of the engine bay with the filter from the rest. The result is less hot-air intake from engine components, mainly the turbocharger. This part is great because it maintains the factory warranty and is guaranteed to fit your Subaru without issues.




I have to add, that many people do not believe in intakes to help the engine's peak horsepower until you get into high horsepower applications (IE over 400 WHP.) Although this may or may not be true, the power curve is definitely affected in the positive. Less turbo lag is obtained resulting in more low-end torque which is especially important for those who drive daily in crowded valley streets. *Subaru Performance Tuning also claims a 45 HP increase on a stock 2006 STI when mated with an SPT Cat-back exhaust.

I hopes this was educational reading for those interested in some fairly inexpensive upgrades for their Suby.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Great post!! Once upon a time I drove an STi with a mass-air intake on it; you gotta love the added power and not to mention the wooshing noise between shifts.
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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i had my spt intake on the tr for probable like 5 months before i switched to the cobb on. but i loved the spt. it was a great piece and fit very well.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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what bov is that
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:35 PM   #5
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:39 PM   #6
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Damn straight. Its a jap car.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:46 PM   #7
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yea you say you like how you still have your warranty hate to break it to you but that blow off valve just ****ed your engine warranty so buying that spt was a waste because its so expensive because it comes from the dealership when you could have gotten the same stuff cheaper cobb heatshield is like 55 bucks turboxs intake 185 and so on I know spt intakes are like 250 or something.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:18 PM   #8
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yea you say you like how you still have your warranty hate to break it to you but that blow off valve just ****ed your engine warranty so buying that spt was a waste because its so expensive because it comes from the dealership when you could have gotten the same stuff cheaper cobb heatshield is like 55 bucks turboxs intake 185 and so on I know spt intakes are like 250 or something.
hes a baller.. dont ruin his thread with your cheapness garbage
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:34 PM   #9
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hes a baller.. dont ruin his thread with your cheapness garbage
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:41 PM   #10
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I am confused this is the local section forum why do people from the east coast keep posting here ,is there that much snow back there that they have time to read every thread of every forum
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #11
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I am confused this is the local section forum why do people from the east coast keep posting here ,is there that much snow back there that they have time to read every thread of every forum
... they are the same people that think a bov will cause bottom end failure
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #12
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:55 PM   #13
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That heatsheild is purty....I'm gonna pick me up one.....
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:14 PM   #14
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45 hp gain? with intake and the spt catback? im sorry but i call bluff on that. heatsheild and the shroud do look nice tho.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:22 PM   #15
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Yeah they definitely look really nice. I can't argue with SPT stuff even though there is better stuff out there. I love keeping with the OE type themes and stuff.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:26 PM   #16
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whats with all this east coastin??
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:07 AM   #17
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yea you say you like how you still have your warranty hate to break it to you but that blow off valve just ****ed your engine warranty so buying that spt was a waste because its so expensive because it comes from the dealership when you could have gotten the same stuff cheaper cobb heatshield is like 55 bucks turboxs intake 185 and so on I know spt intakes are like 250 or something.
Legally they can't "void" your warrenty for putting mods to your car. They'd have to prove the mods were the source of the problem.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:15 AM   #18
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yea you say you like how you still have your warranty hate to break it to you but that blow off valve just ****ed your engine warranty so buying that spt was a waste because its so expensive because it comes from the dealership when you could have gotten the same stuff cheaper cobb heatshield is like 55 bucks turboxs intake 185 and so on I know spt intakes are like 250 or something.
SPT goes over the stock heatshield genius and under the tmic preventing some heat soak... but im sure u already knew that.

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45 hp gain? with intake and the spt catback? im sorry but i call bluff on that. heatsheild and the shroud do look nice tho.
dont think subaru wants to get sued for false advertising. kinda like how trim spa and herbalife were sued. granted last year if you asked me about spt i would have never recommended them. but seeing that subaru is putting a lot of money into r&d on their parts and the quality of their product id have to say that id buy em.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:23 AM   #19
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Funny he posted that. I should have my SPT intake on tuesday.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:23 AM   #20
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Very nice parts and write up!
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:59 AM   #21
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SPT goes over the stock heatshield genius and under the tmic preventing some heat soak... but im sure u already knew that.



dont think subaru wants to get sued for false advertising. kinda like how trim spa and herbalife were sued. granted last year if you asked me about spt i would have never recommended them. but seeing that subaru is putting a lot of money into r&d on their parts and the quality of their product id have to say that id buy em.
I'm sure Subaru put a lot of R&D into copying that Speedmonkey heatsheild....
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:05 PM   #22
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They should sue subaru then... but then again i dont remember how much hp a heatshield gives u. what do you think... or did you misinterpet the point i was making. which is weird because u dont seem like the kinda of person that thinks stickers give u +5 hp hence the need for r&d.
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:09 PM   #23
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stickers give u +5 hp
Anyone know of a good Vinyl person? Christian, do stickers void my warranty?

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Old 02-26-2007, 12:16 PM   #24
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They should sue subaru then... but then again i dont remember how much hp a heatshield gives u. what do you think... or did you misinterpet the point i was making. which is weird because u dont seem like the kinda of person that thinks stickers give u +5 hp hence the need for r&d.
In all honesty, I don't believe there is any R&D by Subaru in any SPT part....(besides maybe Researching what other people make and buying it from them)

You're right though, my car is sporting zero stickers...hell it barely has any oem badges left

Stickers add weight and wind resistance = teh slower
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i do know a vinyl person...

on a sidenote... Crawdads- that wasnt ment as a jab to you or nothing.. and to tell u the truth i dont know how much they spent. i do know that they are spending a lot of money in their product line. in R&D i was reffering to Their claimed hp in their power package.. it had nothing to do with thier Strut tower brace/battery tie down/oil filler cap/heat shield/radiator shroud.

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