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Old 10-20-2000, 07:37 PM   #1
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Yup, that's how much I want (flywheel of course). What's the cheapest, yet reliable way to do it. Cost also includes maintenance and gas. Gas meaning do I need to switch to premium and any mpg impacts. Reliable meaning, will it be able to safely the make the 4 2500 mile trips I need to make every year. It also has to be civilized, aka no roaring exhaust or rough idles. Is this possible? A list of parts, performance increase, and cost (including any install) would be nice. Thanks
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Old 10-20-2000, 08:20 PM   #2
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The cheapest way would be to sell your car and buy mine (see Classifieds). But assuming you want to keep yours, I would recommend the Vishnu Turbo setup with TEC-II. It will cost you $5950 + install. You'll have to switch to premium gas. You will have >250bhp. And it is reliable.

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Old 10-20-2000, 08:50 PM   #3
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For sale? Again?
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Old 10-20-2000, 08:55 PM   #4
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Yeah, I tried to hold on to it, but being so broke is too much stress for me. Anyhow, I don't want to detract from this post's topic...so if you wanna chat about my car, please post in the Classifieds section. Thanks!

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Old 10-20-2000, 10:01 PM   #5
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From what I've read the Vishnu is more than capable of 250hp ..but don't forget to factor in the costs of the new clutch and BPM gearset for when you shatter second gear...

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Old 10-21-2000, 07:20 AM   #6
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No offense Sean, but buying your car would in no way be the cheapest way. I would have to sell mine and get maybe $17.5k for it. Your is $24,900 that's a $7,400 difference. Plus I'd pay for registration and tags, and I'd have a coupe. So any other suggestions?
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Old 10-21-2000, 07:35 AM   #7
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Other than a turbo, you're probably out of luck. You're asking to increase the output by about 50%. There's really not going to be a cheap way to do that. You need a turbo, then you need a new clutch and tranny. To make it reliable, you'd really have to go TEC-II otherwise you're going to have a fuel and boost control nightmare.
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Old 10-21-2000, 09:13 AM   #8
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www.geocities.com/subarusurfer/
my site is a little messed up but you'll also so need a custom exhaust and a universal muffler for a quiet car.
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Old 10-21-2000, 10:24 AM   #9
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I don't think the Vishnu kit is the cheapest way to get to 250 hp. Achieving that amount of power is possible using the stock ECU and stock injectors. You could use something like the JC sports IHI kit that they were selling for $2000. Before you install the kit have the turbo sent off to Majestic Turbo in Texas and have them rebuild it with a larger compressor housing for $500 or so (not really sure about the price here, but that's about right). Stick a 3" exhaust on it for about $500. Add in a rising rate fuel pressure regulator and an ITC for another $500.

That's $3500 and I think you could do it with just that equipment. But you'll need to be really lucky because there's no way to tune it really, unless you use an OBD-II scan tool. For tuning you'd probably like to have an AFC, a J&S, and some gauges but that would cost at least another $1000.

But if you want more power out of that you be hard pressed, already running on the ragged edge. I'd say 250 hp is cutoff point where if you want any more than that, you definately should get the Vishnu kit.
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Old 10-22-2000, 12:53 AM   #10
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So, it sounds like the JC Sports kit is fine but will cost upwards of $4500 to do right and it's pretty much maxed out the injectors and ECU.

$1500 more for the "best" turbo system out sounds like the best way to go IMO.

Then again, mine came from Subaru with a turbo
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