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Old 05-31-2000, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
Me being from the Netherlands owning a scoob myself I'm very curious about the specs on all you guys' RS 2.5 's.
I've been reading some stuff on this BBS but what's this RS 2.5 capable off ??
We don't have them over here so I don't know for instance: what's the 0-60 mph time, 1/4 mile time , topspeed and hp ??

Tnks Rene
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Old 05-31-2000, 05:02 PM   #2
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HP: 165bhp
Torque: 166 lb/ft
0-60: 7.7
1/4: 16.4 at 84mph. I've seen better, just quoting mag.
I've seen pictures of RS speedos at 135mph, roughly.

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Old 05-31-2000, 05:05 PM   #3
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To be slightly more specific:

1998 RS: 165hp and 162 lb/ft of torque.
Best published 98RS 0-60 speed I've seen is 7.9 seconds.

1999 and 2000: have 165hp and 166 lb/ft of torque
Best published 0-60 time I have seen is 7.7 seconds.
2000's also have limited slip rear diff that 98 and 99 RS's don't
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Old 05-31-2000, 05:13 PM   #4
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2.5 litre flat four(Same engine that is in the legacy and forester stateside)
HP = 165 bhp
Torque = 166 lb-ft
AWD(Of Course!)
0-60MPH = 7.8-8.1 seconds depending on who you go by. Not high in hp, but very torquey. It's pretty fast off the line due to the high torque, but could use more hp. Hope this helps. I'm sure others on this board know a lot more about the car than I do.
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Old 06-01-2000, 12:44 AM   #5
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They're not as good as yours are unless they are modified. But they are better for the environment.

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Old 06-01-2000, 02:48 AM   #6
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What about when u start modifying ... I guess a Backbox and downpipe (maybe even getting rid of the 2nd cat) and K&N airfilter would give you around 180-185 bhp wouldn't it? I know when you loose the 2nd cat (if a 2.5 RS has one that is) it would be illegal but what isn't these days ?!
I think it's quite a lot 165 bhp without a turbo. Especially when you take a look at the 0-60 mph times.. 7.7 is a great effort.
When you compare that to a 2.0 Turbo which (standard) would give 6.3 sec 0-62 mph (62 mph=100 km/h). I know there's still a difference but not as big as I thought !
Now I get the picture of you guys 'killing' a 300ZX :-)

What about the torque .. in Europe it's quoted as Newton Meters (a unmodified-turbo has 290 Nm). How do you compare that to lb's ?? And bhp is not the same as hp is it ?? I thought you'd have to divide the bhp by 1.1 to get the hp figure... Anyone got the answer ??
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Old 06-01-2000, 03:59 AM   #7
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I think that 290 Nm equals around 214 lb ft.

1 Nm = approx. .74 lb-ft.

Rick----- http://roads.to/ricksrides

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Old 06-01-2000, 04:03 AM   #8
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The UK spec turbo is quited as 6.3 0-60mph, but all the mags that get one to test drive manage it in about 5.2,5.3 secs. Either Subaru give them one with a bit more oomph, o rhtey are conservative with their perfomance figures. The quoted BHP certainly seems to be a bit on the low side going by the dyno figures produced for unmodified UK cars.

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Old 06-01-2000, 01:29 PM   #9
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Don't know where you got that info, but that's definetely not true... No standard GT turbo scooby with 218 hp and 290 Nm can do 5.3 sec 0-60.. Or it should be the diff between 0-60 mph and 0-62 mph, cause 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is the standard we go by in Holland, but in the UK it's 0-60 mph which is 0-96 km/h.., but I don't think the last 4 km/u takes 1 full second.
Anyway, I think the general idea of a standard turbo scooby (219 hp / 290 Nm)hitting 5.3 sec is a UK fairytale... Sorry guys no offence, but I mailed a scooby-owner from the UK the other day and he told me his scooby did 4.9 sec (..) and it was NOT modified... Not even another backbox, downpipe, filter whatsoever. I asked him if he used kerosine cause it's just NOT possible, especially when you try to be gentle to your clutch !!!

just check my mods on: http://www.coolwebdesign.nl/scooby/t...Meetresultaten and see for yourself.
I can tell you, I have modified the exhaust (Supersprint downpipe and Laser Backbox), K&N filter, Samco turbohoses and I added a chip to increase boost from 0.9 bar (believe it's 14 psi) to 1.25 bar (19.5 psi) increasing the engine to 239 hp (245 hp when you deal with temperature differences.. the intercooler needs as much cold air as it can take but on the dyno there's absolutely none ) and 322 Nm (239 lb/ft) and my fastest time is 5.43 secs 0-100 km/u or 0-62 mph ... How on earth can a guy hit 4.9 sec with a standard 218 hp scooby !!! just no f.....g way !!

Please don't believe all the stuff they tell you only if they're talking STI's, P1's, RB5's etc.. with standard about 240 bhp or more or the Japanese import starting off with 280 hp !!)

bye Rene
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Old 06-01-2000, 01:33 PM   #10
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There's a dynograph of MY00 RS with some mods in the technical forum. There's one here too..but its far back..
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