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Old 09-23-2000, 04:45 PM   #1
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Join Date: May 2000
Location: Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
2000 rs sedan

Unhappy brougt RS instead of type R... now i need help

I had brought my Rs for like half a years now...
in my university... too many Type R going around kicking my ass..

may be i made the wrong choise? i should have get a "r" instead? (winter is coming.. i ehop i wil start to like my rs more)

that's it.. i am gogin all out.. ( my all out is not that much)

i have in my hand 3.5K to 4K Canadian dollars....

it is time for performance bost... need advise on waht to mod and where to buy..
please inform me!!!
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Old 09-23-2000, 05:04 PM   #2
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Location: Burnaby, B.C., Canada
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If you've got 4k to spend, then why not get an exhaust system (Stromung, Scoobysport, STi, etc.) an intake (if you're willing to wait a bit, PDM Racing in Vancouver is comming out with a very affordable intake system), and decent rubber (Kuhmo 712's) for your car. You can also get a fuel computer like an Apex-i S-AFC to sqeeze out that last bit of horsepower.

The RS was never the fastest car out of the box. It's quick, but it's not the fastest. If you wanted a go-fast car out of the box, then like you said, you're money was probably better spent on a Type-R, or Mustang, or an F-body. The RS's (or any AWD Impreza's) strength lies in its handling, and it's quickness. If you were on the west coast, and you had a "race" with a Type-R going up the Sea-to-Sky highway, the Type-R would have a run for its money because of:
a) the torque the RS has
b) it's AWD traction.

The Type-R driver would be shifting like crazy to keep it in its v-tech range while the RS would be able to use it's relatively low gearing and strong torque to pull itself out of the corners. Of course I do not condone any type of street racing whatsoever. This is just a hypothetical example.

Anywayz, enjoy what you have. The RS is a unique car that has a unique history. Besides, when it snows, the only thing you'll have to worry about are the other drivers on the road!

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Old 09-23-2000, 05:17 PM   #3

You've made the right choice. There is no such thing as a front wheel drive performance car. No matter what the times the type r's get. Those cars are at there max in what should be done to them, where as the RS can be modded up to and beyond 300hp. Sure you can mod the front wheel cars but the more powerfull they are the less sense they make.
The faster they accelerate, the more pronounced the weight shift to the rear is and they all lose there traction at the front wheels and all they can do is spin there tires.Hence the reason there's no such thing as a front wheel true sports car.
My advice to you is get some driver classes, then an Integra shoulded be able to touch you as long as you don't drag race it stock. If you do you bought the wrong car and should've gotten a rear wheel drive V6-V8.
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Old 09-23-2000, 09:44 PM   #4
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Location: Wnnipeg, MB, Canada
1999 RS, Silverthorn


well.. for $5000 you could probably turbo your RS, using legacy turbo parts.
230 - 240 hp would work!.
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Old 09-23-2000, 10:34 PM   #5
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For $4k, I would buy the COBB tuning cams $1500 installed, exhaust $700, intake $400, struts and springs $1000, sway bar and solid links $400 and tires $800... all this for $4800... and you'll compete with the TYPE R... (not as quick) but you'll be close behind on straight line and catch up in the cornering....

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Old 09-23-2000, 11:16 PM   #6
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Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
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Come one my man, you live in Edmonton. For 5 months of the year, you will kick a Type R's A$$ because that's how long we have snow on the ground (I live in Edmonton too).

As far as that money that's burnin' a hole in you pocket, I would suggest you lay out a well planned path for upgrading. I've made up a spreadsheet that has a lot of the current market upgrades converted to Canuck bucks (that I would be more than willing to share) so you can price out a few scenarios.

If you're looking for go fast goodies, think long term. What I mean is that whatever you decide to buy, should not be temporary or would become obsolete/non-functional with a future upgrade. In ther words, if you want to eventually go with a turbo, I would recommend against something like an Apex'i SAFC since a TEC-II is the far better choice (in the long term). If you plan to stay N/A, an Apex'i would be an excellent choice.

To give you an idea of how I was thinking, my Impreza is a long term purchase (6+ years of ownership). That gives me a certain amount of leeway and a lot of choice in terms of where I want to go. My choice was to go turbo, but I decided that once the turbo was installed, the rest of the car is up to snuff. For instance, the engine work will be my LAST upgrade after suspension (1st), Wheels/Tires/Brakes (2nd), Exterior (3rd), Drivetrain (4th) and finally Engine (last). That is my choice since I want to enjoy the benefits of a warranty for awhile. I can also have the piece of m8ind that once I install a 250-300hp turbo kit in my Impreza, it will be more than capable of handling it.

If you onlt plan to keep the car for a two or three years, you may want to choose you mods so that you can take them all off and sell the car fairly stock when your done and keep some of the goodies for you next car (like an Apex'i SAFC).

Don't act on impulse, you will regret it later. Trust me on this, I've done some pretty stupid (a.k.a. impulse buying) performance purchases on past cars.

Sorry for the long post. Let me know if you want that spreadsheet or not.

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Old 09-24-2000, 01:57 AM   #7
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3 words: minnam turbo kit.
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