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Old 17 Nov 2008, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need tuning advice

Hello fella's and of course any lasses out there.

I own a 2004 reg impreza wrx sti type uk with the PPP.

Had it about 2 yrs now and recenty considered chopping it in for a lotus elise or Honda S2000. Just got a little bored based on not getting to drive my scooby as often as i'd like and most of my journeys in it are under 2 or 3 miles so never really get to open her up on the road.

Would hate to get rid of it just cos i love it so much, the looks, the performance......

For the money i would get for it there is no way i could buy a better car than i already have. So with that in mind i thought, instead of selling my beloved car, i'd spend a little bit of money on it trying to get some increased performance from it.
The problem is............i'm the thickest mechanic you will ever meet....

So 2 questions....

No1........can anyone suggest a subaru specialist who can do the mods for me that is relatively close to my home address. Farnborough, Hampshire (surrey, Berkshire border).

No2........ what sort of mods would i need to do to increase power and performance?? Please when suggesting mods could you add how much these would roughly cost. Start with the basics and the cheapest.

Any help would be apreciated...

Many thanks

David (thick mechanic)
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Old 18 Nov 2008, 01:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Need tuning advice

Take a look here;


Admittedly its for classics but tbh the engines are very similar and prices shouldn't differ too much from what Tidgy mentions here. Think PPP already has a sports cat so not sure what sort of gains you'll get from a full de-cat, though I'm sure there will be some.
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Re: Need tuning advice

yup once you get passed the basic tuning stage the tuning items are pretty much the same, you should go from about 305 with the ppp to 330 witha full decat and tek3

if you want more then how big's your budget
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