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Old 01-21-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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Question Questions about the NA 2.5 sohc

Hi Folks,

I've got another noobie question, this time regarding the sohc 2.5 in my MY04. I had done a search earlier for info and someone had posted a graph comparing the dohc to the sohc but the graph itself wouldn't come up.

I've driven the Altima 2.5, as well as some Mopars back in the day (late 80s), and the Subaru definitely feels like it has more grunt than the others--even Chrysler's 2.5 turbo. I'm a little surprised since the Nissan certainly puts down higher peak #s in terms of both HP and torque (the Mopar had 150HP and about 180ish lb/ft of torque).

While I would expect better off the line response from an AWD, I've found that even rolling along the Subaru feels much more powerful than either of the cars mentioned. Does anyone have the comparison graphs and/or does anyone know why the Scoob seems more powerful even without taking into account the AWD (i.e. is it due to the Boxer design?)
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Old 01-21-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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I'm too lazy to find out the others, but I think it's due in part of the low end grunt the Ph.2 EJ25 outputs. And the powerband is held somewhat better.

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Old 01-21-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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What does the nissan weigh? Might be a heavier car. Also, our gearing is a little different then the nissan. I am sure the nissan has more of a highway gear setup.
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