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Old 12-13-2009, 11:55 PM   #551
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:58 PM   #552
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i agree with this post my dad builds custom car for a living an me an him just finished his hemi cuda convertable that 680 whp 840chp but trust me when im in that car i pretty much **** my self when he drops the hammer i wont even drive the car cause its scary i race a 300 hp snowmobile on ashpalt in the summer an thats nothing to me but this car is scary as hell an when your going down the road at 80 an he floors it the ass end slides out an here if anyone thinks im bluffing here is car [/IMG]
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #553
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awesome write up.!!
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:15 PM   #554
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very nice write up.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #555
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Eh... 400whp isn't that bad, just about any car is tame in right hands... Plenty of kids get themselves seriously hurt while racing oldschool 90whp civics... Or just buying a motorcycle for dirt cheap and going stupid fast... If you have a level head, there's no reason why you couldn't have a 400+whp car (or a sport bike as a first motorcycle )


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Old 12-16-2009, 11:24 AM   #556
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I've been driving my car for almost 6 years now and I think I would actually prefer a supercharger, I don't really car about big HP numbers or hitting high speeds, I'd like to have a lot of low end torque.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #557
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I finally got my first ride in a 400+ whp wrx, and well it scared the crap out of me. I didn't know it at the time that I was screaming, because I wouldnt hear myself over the EWG. 300whp and some stop power will be my friend. No need for 400 hp on a DD.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:29 PM   #558
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I finally got my first ride in a 400+ whp wrx, and well it scared the crap out of me. I didn't know it at the time that I was screaming, because I wouldnt hear myself over the EWG. 300whp and some stop power will be my friend. No need for 400 hp on a DD.
my first ride in a subaru period was a guy's 450whp sti. not even a highway pull, just 2-4 on the street had my neck snapping from all that torque . my buddy has a evo with the same power in it now n the feeling is the same just without the torque......

it can be pretty scary for someone not used to the "rollercoaster-pull" of a FAST car, lol.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:55 PM   #559
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it can be pretty scary for someone not used to the "rollercoaster-pull" of a FAST car, lol.
Well, I officially made it over the 400whp (corrected) mark yesterday. Haven't gotten on it much but the "rollercoaster-pull" describes it pretty well. My first good 2nd gear pull gave the heart in the throat feeling big time.

It's definitely going to take some getting used to. I've made an 11.9 pass before but that was 10+ years ago and in an auto car. My memory isn't very good but this definitely feels different
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:27 AM   #560
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Excellent write up, I know this kid that had a 450hp 35r Sti and crashed it. It was raining, he was 17 and only had the car for 3 months, need I say more? I'm not picking on the young ppl all I'm saying you need to know the power you have before you move up in power. Once you have out driven the car...maybe then you can upgrade.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:25 PM   #561
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^^ goes right along with the point i made before........*shakes head*
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:07 PM   #562
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I've been tuning hondas for about 8 years now and am finally switching to Subaru...WOOHOO!! I'm definitely a little apprehensive...
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:21 AM   #563
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I've been tuning hondas for about 8 years now and am finally switching to Subaru...WOOHOO!! I'm definitely a little apprehensive...
Subaru FTW

Big thank you to the author of this thread. Gave me something to think about. Fastest thing I've driven is an old Bronco with just over 210 hp. That wasn't enough, so I think I'll settle with about 250-300hp from the Scoob as a DD. Thats gonna take some time and money, of which I have neither at the moment.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:11 AM   #564
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I am getting very close to 300 WHP and it was only "fast" for the first 2 weeks... now i am just too use to it....

Problem is, that when i use my power... i am already 20+ over the speed limit... say i just a do a 1st-2nd pull off a light = 60 MPH....city speed limits are 40 MPH...so its hard to even use my power unless i am on county roads or merging onto interstates
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:49 PM   #565
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Problem is, that when i use my power... i am already 20+ over the speed limit... say i just a do a 1st-2nd pull off a light = 60 MPH....city speed limits are 40 MPH...so its hard to even use my power unless i am on county roads or merging onto interstates
Good to see another CO person. And what you said is exactly true, by the time my power comes on you are high enough in whatever gear to be breaking the speed limit in most places. It kind of takes the fun out of a car to remove the low end power, and it makes it VERY tempting to drive in a manner to get yourself in trouble. For now I get to enjoy on-ramps to the interstate and that's about it. I built the car for fun at the track though and need to keep that in mind when I drive it on the street and keep myself out of trouble.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:48 PM   #566
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I've been tuning hondas for about 8 years now and am finally switching to Subaru...WOOHOO!! I'm definitely a little apprehensive...
Ha. Don't do it. Get an evo or something that actually makes power and doesn't blow up. That is, if you are trying to make more than "stage 2" power.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:10 PM   #567
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Ha. Don't do it. Get an evo or something that actually makes power and doesn't blow up. That is, if you are trying to make more than "stage 2" power.
kid are you serious? EVERYTHING blows up. it all depends on the driver/tune of the car.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:29 PM   #568
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kid are you serious? EVERYTHING blows up. it all depends on the driver/tune of the car.
Yea. A non-aggressive low-power tune. An Evo won't need a built short-block to accommodate a decently sized turbo (note: bigger than an 18G), and it'll make more power on that same turbo.

I have a WRX...I like it...but if I spent the same money on an evo, I would EASILY be in a mid 10-second car right now instead of gathering parts for my second built motor.
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Yea. A non-aggressive low-power tune. An Evo won't need a built short-block to accommodate a decently sized turbo (note: bigger than an 18G), and it'll make more power on that same turbo.

I have a WRX...I like it...but if I spent the same money on an evo, I would EASILY be in a mid 10-second car right now instead of gathering parts for my second built motor.
Truth.

Subarus can make big power, but it takes more...just not what they were designed for.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:11 PM   #570
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I rarely venture into this forum but the thread name caught my eye

I really enjoyed this post


An article I read a while ago said that tuning in America differs from Japan and elsewhere because of the importance people place on numbers/power figures. Sort of the "bigger is better mentality." If your car can only make 365 hp reliably people over here are willing to push it to the next 400hp benchmark and be "official"



Someone posted a car the other day (non-Subaru) with a dyno graph that read exactly 1000.1 HP. I cringed hard
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:01 AM   #571
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Even though a lot of my friends have Subaru's I don't personally own one and won't say what it can or cannot do.. I know they've sunk more money than I ever have and they've gone through a few motors..

However.. I do own an Evo.. and 450whp is extremely reliable and daily drivable in a Evo.

I should know.. I have 97K miles on my daily driver. I have never had a single mechanical problem. Those that know me know how often I've raced my car.

Here is a video of last summer's power numbers off Komet's Mustang Dyno. On a DynoJet this is easily around the 480whp mark. I'm the guy filming with my camera phone and if you want more proof I'd be happy to throw the video from my perspective.

Of course I have to give a nod to Justin Rush who tuned my car.

P.S. You'll have to double click the video to see the 453 Wheel Horsepower, 393 Pound/Feet of Torque. Comments by Kurt.


I only have cams in the motor, the rest of the motor is stock. There is no big Turbo in there.. just a FP White Rabbit which is now known as a Evo 9 Turbo before it was released.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:37 AM   #572
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i figured this would turn into a 'closet evo fan' thread once the word "power" came into play. lol. there are folks out there making reliable power with subarus as well. if some of you folks want ridiculous power, that 99% of you wont ever really put to use, go out and buy a Z06/ZR1, viper or something else of that caliber.

yes the evo motors are stout, we know that already. i have a friend that put a bowling ball-sized hole in his block due to a bad tune (big turbo+ over 36psi with barely a map capable for it = you get the idea...) and one false right pedal mash on the freeway about 3 years ago. and that was on an evo IX MR. but ALOT of shops that showcase their track or project evo have mortgages dumped into their cars. blueprinted shortblocks, etc. you name it. sure they can make alot of power, the question is for how long, and at what risk? the same goes for any internal combustion motor.

^ btw your evo looks good

also there are a good amount of subarus around with turbos bigger than an 18G that are still together and make decent power.......
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Even though a lot of my friends have Subaru's I don't personally own one and won't say what it can or cannot do.. I know they've sunk more money than I ever have and they've gone through a few motors..

However.. I do own an Evo.. and 450whp is extremely reliable and daily drivable in a Evo.

I should know.. I have 97K miles on my daily driver. I have never had a single mechanical problem. Those that know me know how often I've raced my car.

Here is a video of last summer's power numbers off Komet's Mustang Dyno. On a DynoJet this is easily around the 480whp mark. I'm the guy filming with my camera phone and if you want more proof I'd be happy to throw the video from my perspective.

Of course I have to give a nod to Justin Rush who tuned my car.

P.S. You'll have to double click the video to see the 453 Wheel Horsepower, 393 Pound/Feet of Torque. Comments by Kurt.

YouTube- Mitsubishi Lancer EVO

I only have cams in the motor, the rest of the motor is stock. There is no big Turbo in there.. just a FP White Rabbit which is now known as a Evo 9 Turbo before it was released.
Hi Gill. Looks good.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:44 AM   #574
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For me I got very tired and bored with Mitsubishi !
I Was modding in the 1980's and 90's with Mitsubishi vehicles that I owned (most of you were in diapers) and I know I made the right choice with Subaru !

It's not about how much hp you have it's about how much you enjoy driving it every day reliably
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:40 PM   #575
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^ well damn how old are you...?

i agree with that tho. power is nothing without control or a purpose.
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