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Old 04-18-2017, 01:42 PM   #1551
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I meant I'm looking to sell it and buy an outback. A 3.6 in the Impreza would be pretty cool though.
I drove a 3.6 outback for a few days. Terribly boring vehicle (2016 model). It's got a bit of power, but you don't really feel it because of the CVT regardless of what you do. 0-60 in something like 7.2 seconds or whatever. It also handles like a bus, tons of understeer, not very engaging. Honestly one of the most boring cars I've ever driven, I really don't understand its popularity. Another generation might be a completely different story, my dads 2003 is pretty fun to drive.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:59 PM   #1552
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Just got my first package for my headlight retrofit just waiting on the C-lights from Diode Dynamics to make it happen.



Finally got the damn C lights had to cancel through DD since they kept pushing out the ship date would have been 2 months from the order date so I got the hook up from Levi on the FB20 Society Facebook page. Going to have fun this weekend.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:18 AM   #1553
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Power, interior room and ground clearance. It has literally more of everything.
Including the stereotypical subaru lesbian hot dog look. It may have more power but I've heard from the few people who buy one that it's slow as hell, because I believe it's only available as a CVT. If you test drive one and take into account subaru's retarded throttle mapping and still like it, go for it. If I ever buy an H6 it'll be a Porsche.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:52 AM   #1554
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It can't be any slower than my current car. My friend has a 2015 and offered to let me drive it.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:12 PM   #1555
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It can't be any slower than my current car. My friend has a 2015 and offered to let me drive it.
It's about .5 seconds faster than a tuned manual Impreza. It doesn't feel faster though, honestly it feels slower and less engaging. It's also really bad on mileage. If you want power and space get a Forester XT. If you want straight up power get a WRX. The Outback has a lot of space, and it's good at what it does, but going fast is definitely not one of those things.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:23 PM   #1556
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Trick has been on here for 12 years, I'm sure he can figure out what he likes for himself. I gave my input and I'm done. It's up to him now. But I agree on the Forester XT... I don't know who would buy a 6 cyl outback when the XT is an option. Just one of those things I can't see the appeal of, but whatevs. Not my car and I've driven neither of them so that's just my best assumptions.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:42 PM   #1557
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I'm currently on Subaru number 8, and it is possibly the slowest I've owned and that includes a 1.8 GF auto.

The FXT may be an option, I'll have to go look at some. The problem for me is that I won't leave a turbo alone, which significantly adds to my cost of ownership.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:53 PM   #1558
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Tell them to bolt an unremovable tungsten carbide block around the turbo so you can't tinker with it. And buy an extended warranty so you're not tempted to get an aggressive tune for a few years at least.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:16 PM   #1559
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If you go the FXT route, make sure you get an older model (pre CVT). The FA20DITs can handle the power.... the HTCVT, not so much.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:22 PM   #1560
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If you go the FXT route, make sure you get an older model (pre CVT). The FA20DITs can handle the power.... the HTCVT, not so much.
I disagree. It may need better cooling if you drive aggressively but the CVT is pretty reliable.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:25 PM   #1561
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Until you start increasing hp/tq ~300.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:50 PM   #1562
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Until you start increasing hp/tq ~300.
The Forester is only 250/260. That's quite a ways off from 300. And the high torque CVT is designed specifically for that purpose soooo
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:16 AM   #1563
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Also wondering if anyone can provide a review of the Tsudo headers? Have been contemplating these.
I have these installed on mine paired with the nameless muffler delete. Headers give a beautiful rumble. Had semotors weld straight piping before pickup. Waiting on the tune from TH. Will post more after tune.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:22 AM   #1564
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I have these installed on mine paired with the nameless muffler delete. Headers give a beautiful rumble. Had semotors weld straight piping before pickup. Waiting on the tune from TH. Will post more after tune.
Have you noticed any change in torque or power output over stock with the header?
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:58 PM   #1565
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Why even ask? Everyone says every mod they've ever done feels like it adds power, when common sense will tell you most of them won't, or even if they did, you wouldn't be able to tell. If people can't provide a dyno I would never believe anything short of forced induction or an aggressive tune would add noticeable power.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:27 PM   #1566
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Why even ask? Everyone says every mod they've ever done feels like it adds power, when common sense will tell you most of them won't, or even if they did, you wouldn't be able to tell. If people can't provide a dyno I would never believe anything short of forced induction or an aggressive tune would add noticeable power.
Both the header and tune have shown to increase power, there exist dyno graphs for both. That's why I was asking about this particular header, it's the most affordable of a few currently available for our cars.
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Have you noticed any change in torque or power output over stock with the header?
Noticed an slight increase in the mid power range, but still awaiting the TH tune. He is traveling so it might be a hot minute. Harder to tell with the current power gaps.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:30 PM   #1568
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Both the header and tune have shown to increase power, there exist dyno graphs for both. That's why I was asking about this particular header, it's the most affordable of a few currently available for our cars.
Do you have proof that the tune + headers > just the tune?
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:08 PM   #1569
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Do you have proof that the tune + headers > just the tune?
Comments from tuners yes, as well as those who have done it, plus proof of the same thing done on a brz, and the reality that most cars benefit from both. So strong indications, not dunno proof for both. One would assume both together, especially with a tune after the header. I lost a lot of low end torque when I changed my axleback and the tune helped with that massively. I would expect a good gain.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:32 PM   #1570
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The BRZ also has 33% more hp from the factory, higher compression, different injection. It's almost as different as an engine can get while still being basically in the same line. I'm not saying it's impossible, I'd just be skeptical and someone would need to show me dyno charts showing more than 15hp gain to spend $400 on headers.
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:40 PM   #1571
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The BRZ also has 33% more hp from the factory, higher compression, different injection. It's almost as different as an engine can get while still being basically in the same line. I'm not saying it's impossible, I'd just be skeptical and someone would need to show me dyno charts showing more than 15hp gain to spend $400 on headers.
Well no I agree the gains will be different, I'm just saying they will be there. The gains I saw on an el header dyno chart are around 10hp without a tune. The low end torque however was massively higher, which is honestly more so the reason I want it. The amount of torque the header was gaining around 1500-3500 RPM was highly impressive. What that paired with a tune will gain is really a matter of debate.
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Might have to make a thread beyond mods. Maybe "Why not to buy an impreza" -.-

I know everyone's had issues with the starlink system, but this week my Bluetooth​ started playing music like someone was on the fast forward button and then completely stopped working at all. I can't even use it for calls. Day after that my CD player stopped reading disks.
Anybody else have this same crap happen?
Hopefully getting it to the dealer this week. Wish me luck.
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Old Today, 12:52 AM   #1573
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I've had lots of issues with bluetooth on my aftermarket head unit too, but it's always been on my phone's end.
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