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Old 25 Nov 2012, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Difference between non turbo blob eye and hawk eye

Bought my first impreza, a tidy 55 plate 2l non turbo GX blob eye. Since getting it I note that the hawk eye non turbo model puts out about 160bhp compared to the 123bhp mine puts out. I suspect the extra power is more than just a remap, but can someone educate me on the differences. Very happy with the car by the way, but a little more oomff, would be lovely .
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Old 26 Nov 2012, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Difference between non turbo blob eye and hawk eye

tbh its a remap, I can get a GX to around 170 bhp
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tbh its a remap, I can get a GX to around 170 bhp
you can get an extra 35+ horse from a remap on a gx? never knew that, nice gains for a nasp.
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Re: Difference between non turbo blob eye and hawk eye

yeah 166 ive posted it a few times on here
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tbh its a remap, I can get a GX to around 170 bhp
I'd be surprised if that's with just a remap. What other mods has it got, and who carried out the work? My car has a stainless cat back exhaust. It only has one silencer so that probably frees up a little more bhp, and the bore is not too daft, so its loudish but not deafening. Intake is standard, but it doesn't look that restrictive to my eyes, and is probably designed just to reduce intake roar. I'm 40 so I only want to make changes that improve the car without serious side effects. eg, whats your mpg like with the remap? I get 25mpg with the ac on. I can live with that but sub 20mpg, is not good enough, that would be worse that my 48 year old modified VW.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 12:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Been reading a book on the Impreza Turbo the wife got me for Christmas. And in one small paragraph is says the non turbo hawkeye, got the quad cam engine block from the 2.0l WRX. So that would explain the healthy increase in bhp.

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Re: Difference between non turbo blob eye and hawk eye

I bought this cold air intake from ebay. Cosmo intake. It works quite good for me. The seller says it gives 7 extra hp... I won't say that much but you really gain some torque. And I drive a non turbo impreza.

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