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Old 11 Jan 2009, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

i have trouble going uphill even if im driving myself...im thinking about how to increase the power of the impreza so any suggestions??

i was thinking of:
1. Air intake?
2. Add a turbo?

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Old 11 Jan 2009, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

sell it.... get a wrx or sti.....

nt being funny i had a 1.8 engined car with no power and was thinking of things that would help and in the end i sold it and got a wrx....

you will throw money at small engines with little or no gains.... turbo engines imo respond better to bolt on upgrades like exhausts and filters.....
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Old 11 Jan 2009, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

sigh yea that's true aye... my mate has a 1.8L corolla and i think dat runs pretty great uphill even if the car is full of ppl

i just got it though...im not sure bout selling it yet...
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Old 11 Jan 2009, 11:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

i mean im not very keen on selling it i guess...my dad thinks wrx is not neccessary since im 17 so its not lyk i need sth that powerful...wats sti??
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Old 11 Jan 2009, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

aye well ... i doubt very much if you would get insurance also......

i would start with a full stainless exhaust from the manifold back. a ram air induction, cams. remap. or even if it is possible and i dont know if it is... supercharge it...you are looking for more tourqe rather than bhp gains... even tho more bhp isnt bad...lol
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

no, i do have insurance on it...my old car totaled and we got 4k back from insurance, lucky aye! 1994 Mazda ;D
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

the first thing you suggested was an exhaust system you mean, ryt?
how does an exhaust system increase power though??

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Old 11 Jan 2009, 12:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

lol im tempting myself... looking at the Impreza 20N/K models which are 2.0L... o man i guess they might be better then, 4WD, abit of bodykit, momo steering wheel, turbo/non-turbo, tinted windows....................

my old car was a V6 2.0L so i guess im not used to a smaller car lyk this
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Old 11 Jan 2009, 12:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

i ment insurance on a wrx or the likes.. not wure where you are from but in the uk insrance companies would just say no way to a 17 year old tring to insure a wrx or stil... i am 29 and it cost me 500 uk pounds

An exhaust will help the car release gases easier alowing it to breath better..... ie exhale better... and induction kit will allow it to breath easier.... in simple terms....

i would get a 2l wrx if you could afford the insurance.... i mean it will be mental expensive
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

maybe i should just trade it in for another car lol.......so much trouble already ths little car sigh
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

afraid as said your gonna be flogging a dead horse trying to get decnt gains on a none turbo scoob.

scoobs get there power from the turbo, simple as.

adding a turbo will bang your insurance right up, and prob be higher than a uk turbo car would be to insure, being only 17 then if i were you, i'd possibly decat it to get a nice burble, then save the money you would have spent, when you get your no claims up and can get a decent insurance quote on a turbo, sell the sport and buy a turbo.

also the turbo has other uprated parts that you'd need to get it to the same level which will cost you alot more
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afraid as said your gonna be flogging a dead horse trying to get decnt gains on a none turbo scoob.

scoobs get there power from the turbo, simple as.

LOL fnx dat makes me feel better

yea o well...im gna have to save up and give 10% to my dad and the rest goes into that little blue thing
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

here i am again..........
i looked at some exhaust systems on the net and they all gaurantee they increase power, noise etc etc and they cost from $230~$500+.... is it worth it??

also i liv in Auckland, New Zealand btw
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here i am again..........
i looked at some exhaust systems on the net and they all gaurantee they increase power, noise etc etc and they cost from $230~$500+.... is it worth it??

also i liv in Auckland, New Zealand btw

ignore the extra power, it will be so little not any change, find one you like the noise from and leave ti at that, also if your carefull how you choose one and keep your origional you may be able to chuck it on the turbo you buy in a couple of years
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Re: 1.5L HP increase...What is the best way??

hmm YEA sweet idea! i like that lol thank you~

i'll just stick with this now and by the time i have enough money to get a turbo one i'll be satisfied
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