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Old 06-29-2000, 05:14 AM   #1
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Hey folks! I just paid off my 96 2.2L, and I'm looking to get another car. I liked the Celica, the Miata, the A4, and the 2.5. I'm leaning (of course) to the Sube, but I need some help.

1. Are there any differences with the 2001 2.5?

2. Any more word on the turbo for 2002?

I can spend around 24K, so what do you think?
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Old 06-29-2000, 06:49 AM   #2
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If you have 24K you could get an RS for about 20 and put the rest towards some smart aftermarket parts and smoke all those cars! That is my plan BTW I had about the same budget. And this car is more fun and unique than anything else I have ever driven! did I mention fun? This car demands to be driven.

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Old 06-29-2000, 10:10 AM   #3
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Wait for the turbo.
it should be about that price.
It'll also give you time to save some x tra money.
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Old 06-29-2000, 10:56 AM   #4
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Do a WRX conversion on your car.
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Old 06-29-2000, 04:18 PM   #5
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Get the RS.The MY00 seems to have fixed some of the problems that have plagued earlier performance minded subbie owners.
All I have heard about the turbo suggests it will be a 2.0l 230hp version. An NA 2.5RS with Shiv's TECII set-up is rumored to be able to be tuned for 210+hp w/o a cam change. Slap on a Turbo, and you are anywhere from 250hp to over 300hp depending on boost.That should get you up to around $24K. But then you gotta spend the money to make it handle with those HP. Start saving another $3-4k if you're gonna do it right.
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Old 06-29-2000, 05:01 PM   #6
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Yea if soOp up your 2000 rs it'll be faster.
But member you lose your warranty and if anything happens its more cash out the pocket.
So i say Delayed gratification.
Wait for the turbo...
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Old 06-29-2000, 05:19 PM   #7
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Wait for the turbo.
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Old 06-29-2000, 11:13 PM   #8
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The new WRX is probably going to have 220-230hp. It's also going to cost around $25-26k. To make an honest and very reliable 300 horsepower, you'll probably be looking at a turbo upgrade, a free-flow intake, bigger injectors, an intercooler upgrade, a downpipe, cat-back exhaust, boost controller, fuel controller and perhaps a higher flowing fuel pump. All this stuff will probably run another $4-4.5k, not including labor. So, for approx. $30k, you have a 300hp 16psi turbo Suby which is a wimp off-boost and below 3500rpm

OR, by a used MY99 or new MY00 for $17-20k, pay $3500-4000 for a good turbo kit with external wastegate and Spearco IC, $400 for a 3" turbo cat-back and another $2500 for a TEC-II (with big injectors, boost control and knock sensing). Total cost: ~$23-25k for a wonderfully torquey, reliable, 300hp Suby which gets 30mpg. You'll still have $5-7k left to spend on heavy duty differentials, wheels, tires, coilovers, etc,.

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Old 06-30-2000, 12:43 AM   #9
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Get the RS.
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