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Old 23 Feb 2009, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, I am thinking of buying an Impreza Turbo 2000 in about a year’s time. I was originally looking at getting a WRX but after getting some insurance quotes (Turbo 2000 - £700 a year, WRX - £1450 a year!) I decided I would be better off buying a UK Scooby and spending a bit on getting more power.

I'm planning on getting a late model classic and tuning it to around 260bhp, only problem is I am far from an expert on tuning so would be grateful for some advice on the most cost effective way of doing this.

I was thinking a full exhaust system and decat, front mounted intercooler and maybe a performance exhaust manifold as well, though not sure a) How much power this would likely produce.
b) How much power can be increased on these cars without compromising reliability.
c) Would it need to have the ECU remapped to get the full benefits from theses mods?.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 12:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Turbo 2000 tuning advice

http://www.subaru-impreza.org/forum/...ing-guide.html Have a look at this
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Old 24 Feb 2009, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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full decat, uprated panel filter and remap should get you to around 260, no need for manifold or front mount. should cost around £1200+ the dreaded for it all
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Old 01 Mar 2009, 11:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, thats not as expensive as I thought it might be.
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Old 02 Mar 2009, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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But if you declare the mods, which you should, your insurance is still going to be high.
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 04:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Fair point, but I am banking on the insurance still being a lot less then a WRX, as even with the mods it will not be as powerful as a WRX and it’s a UK car. A friend of mine has an import VTi Prelude and although it is no more powerful then the UK spec car, its more expensive to insure then its UK equivalent.
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or another option is go for the PPP upgrade (which I seem to recall was insurance friendly). You just need the PPP ECU, Cat back exhaust which removes centre cat and the slightly larger bore brass restrictor.

238BHP and the more important part 258 ft/lb of torque. Having driven a Scoob with the standard MY99 ECU and then the PPP it made a considerable difference to the way the car drove. Safe as houses to so no real stress on the engine or turbo etc.

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or another option is go for the PPP upgrade (which I seem to recall was insurance friendly). You just need the PPP ECU, Cat back exhaust which removes centre cat and the slightly larger bore brass restrictor.

238BHP and the more important part 258 ft/lb of torque. Having driven a Scoob with the standard MY99 ECU and then the PPP it made a considerable difference to the way the car drove. Safe as houses to so no real stress on the engine or turbo etc.

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yeah mate tis a good option as well, only hicup might be thats its after market fixed and wouldn't be by dealer, check with insurance and base your decision n that i'd think
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ppp was good on the uk2000,mine was,she ran 240,then i felt the hunger set in...lol
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ppp was good on the uk2000,mine was,she ran 240,then i felt the hunger set in...lol

a hunger that never ends,,, lol
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I have a my99 turbo 2000, how much would it be for ppp?
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I have a my99 turbo 2000, how much would it be for ppp?

ppp would cost more than a decat and remap
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i wont be after full package as i have decat etc so only after ecu. Any ideas on if worth it? Plug and play? Costs?
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i wont be after full package as i have decat etc so only after ecu. Any ideas on if worth it? Plug and play? Costs?

personaly if your decatted already i'd just get it ecutek'd. should see, around 260bhp/260ftlb (bear in mine it varies car to car). responce should be gretaly improved as well.
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