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Old 13 Aug 2008, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can anyone help i have a 98 impezza 2.0 non turbo i am wanting to improve performance.i am not mecahnical in any way so looking to others for advice.i am based in west yorkshire many thanks paul
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

Change air filter for a free flow one-either an induction kit or one that fits in your existing airbox(just a replacement that allows air to be sucked in quicker)


Change exhaust-again for better flow of exhaust gases the quicker ya can get air in and gases out the more responsive it will "seem" though may only really be noticed at high revs.

Dont know the setup of the exhaust on a non turbo so cant give advise on actual products sorry.


Other than that i`d lower and uprate suspension-if ya make it a more capable car you`d be suprised on how that has an effect on how confident you`ll be to push it further-couple that with some decent tyres/brake pads an you`ll be able to make the best of what youve got without breaking the bank.

Can search by car on Motorsport World - Performance Car Parts just to give ya an idea.
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Old 19 Nov 2008, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

tbh trying to get performance out of a none turbo is like flogging a dead horse. you can throw alot of money at it for very little gain, my first advice would be sell it and buy a uk turbo.

sounds harsh i know but the costs don't justefy the results on a none turbo'd car
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

If theyre young tidgy that may not be an option have you any idea how much even std cars are to insure these days if your young,1500-2500 aint uncommon.
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

Exhaust- 3-400


Suspension- Could get away with just lowering springs 150 tops


Decent Tyres For 17`s (just an example not sure of your wheel size)320 for 4.


Decent pads Anywhere i guess from 60-100 (per set of 4 pads)


Green panel filter for std airbox around 40ish



Its easy to agree with ya tidgy a non turbo car of any manufacturer doesnt respond to mods like any of the turbo cars (regarding engine mods) however ive got a few mates with hot hatches that`d suprise ya an none of em`s turbo`d/supercharged.


You get a driver that can get the full potential out of any car by getting the handling right hence inspiring confidence/ability an i tell ya what ya`d be amazed.

Not saying for one minute Pauls gonna be pushing sti`s around but you`ll be suprised the difference money in the right places makes to a car and the driver.
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Old 23 Nov 2008, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

this car don't need 3" exhaust system. enough to remove the cat. get free flow air filter, buy the Wide Band lambda and get air/fuel mix tuned.
probably you can get chip for this car but it more expensive.

here is my car decated system (non turbo)
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

v nice
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Old 10 Mar 2009, 04:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

Chip it mate thats what I did for 600, keeps up easly with a standard turbo model without the scary insurance.
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Chip it mate thats what I did for 600, keeps up easly with a standard turbo model without the scary insurance.

Fcuk me! That must be some chip
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Fcuk me! That must be some chip
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

holly shlit....as above,that one hell of a chip!!
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holly shlit....as above,that one hell of a chip!!

Mind you, i'd want a bag of chips for 600 for me n/a car?!
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Mind you, i'd want a bag of chips for 600 for me n/a car?!
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

just gives me that extra bit lads, extacly same engine just wipes out the lag where I should have a turbo really but will have at the end of the year when I turn 21.
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Re: ipreza 2.0 non turbo

ok enough horse arsing lol

the short version is a chiped sport wont keep up with a standard turbo, unless your talking back roads with a shit hot driver in it or the turbo'd car is playing up. the difference is the best part of 70bhp power at least, which is 40% ish power difference.

there are plenty of things you can do to it, cams, throttle body's etc etc, however the cost of doing this is extream compared to the perforamcne gains. you can get a none turbo up to 200bhp+ but your talking some serious engine building and setup which is prob gonna be 5-10k (unless you do it yourself of course). for that money you can buy a turbo'd car and drop 5k into it and prob be getting close to 350bhp.

running a supercharger is pretty much the same as running a turbo. but then it drops back to other components which are uprated on the turbo'd car compared to the sport.

All in all its cheaper to sell the car and buy a turbo'd car, changing the exhaust will give you a nice sound, doing the suspension, if you pick the right ones, will be transferable between the sport and turbo so you improve the handeling.

people just dont want you to spend a fortune for little gains.
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