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Old 07-30-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Dale over at boxer4racing.com called me today to tell me that the stromung xa catback midpipe has been discontinued due to lack of demand. Kinda of disappointing however, he told me that if I was to do the borla, and hi flow cat that it wouldnt mate up to the stromung midpipe anyway. So in away its better, i guess i'll just have the borla uel and hi flow cat with stock midpipe extended to fit the cat with a stromung axleback. He says that will still be extremely loud lol.

He also told me that the accessport is now available for the 2.5i and according to there dyno tuned 2.5i car its pushing to the wheels 230 hp. He said it's just as fast as wrx but the positive is that that power is always there.

So i guess not receiving the stromung midpipe was a good thing? i hope just the axleback will sound ok until im able to do the header, hi flow cat too..
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
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Generous dyno. 230whp is typically not what WRXs see. It's more like 180-200hp for the 2.5L turbo.

But HP is a bad indicator for the turbo car. The TD04 drops off so early that on the top end, it's pretty much the same power as a well tuned NA car. However, the midrange torque is significantly higher then the NA. The area under the curve is vastly superior with the turbo setup despite similar HP claims.

For exhaust piping, remember that you can ALWAYS do custom work. You never need any prefab parts. About the only thing you want prefab is the header simply because a shop won't easily build you a good one in any cost effective manner. OBX, Borla, and TWE all have premade jigs for production. However, the rest of the exhaust is pretty easy and can be pieced together quite easily buy any exhaust shop. You can effectively buy a header, a cat, and a muffler and walk into an exhaust shop and have them fabricate everything in between for just a couple hundred dollars. The midpipe if you really think about it is just a very basic piece. It's something that can be fabbed up in just minutes.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:09 AM   #3
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Hmm, just exhaust and a tune, 230whp huh. Sounds kinda high, what dyno are they getting numbers from? That borla will you that hardcore suby sound though.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:28 AM   #4
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Dude 230 on a 2.5I is incorrect. I read that whole accessport thread. The guy has an intake and exhaust with the accessport (it was his car they used for testing) and he gained like 10 hp. That means it has something like 180 at the crank and 130-140 at the wheels.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:16 AM   #5
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It's still slow. It's just an economy car with AWD. Save your money and get a WRX or sti if you are looking for performance gains
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:34 AM   #6
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or build the motor with forged internals and turbo kit and spank wrx's all day long with a better turbo and injectors...notto mention the 2.5i head and intake manifold flow so much better than the DOHC...
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:07 PM   #7
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Smells like teen spirit in here...
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:22 PM   #8
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here we go again another thread that will end in pointless babble about turbo/supercharging :unamused.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #9
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^^^^ Well i was going to say that those are good numbers but highly doubt they are accurate a N/A pushing 230 with just a AP I dont blame vendors for phasing out 2.5i parts the only real demand is for UEL headers the rest can be had from WRX or LGT's for us Legacy guys. Well minus a midpipe but a fabbed up mid pipe is cheaper anyway
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:29 PM   #10
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hahahahah save your money by a WRX good point or a swap FTW ????? and cheper insurance
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:30 PM   #11
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HAHAHAHAHA....ROTFLMAO.........

Spoken like a true "Built NA" guy.
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:28 AM   #12
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lol...its 180 at the wheels. not 230... 230 would have been nice though
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