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Old 12 May 2006, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Newbie here got a few questions

Alright so I don't actually own a Subaru Impreza, but I am a fan and I admit that I don't know much about them. Anyways my friend is thinking of getting a 1993 impreza and wanted me to find out what the best subaru engine for a swap, as well as what we will need to accomplish this. What engine has the best aftermarket support for it also? Lol sorry for my odvious noobness.
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Old 12 May 2006, 04:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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im the friend i sent him to do my dirty work, basically i would love to purchase a 93-96 impreza and start from that slowly building a decent performance car.

Im just curious on what engine would give me the biggest bang for my money saying how im only 19 and still going through school, so im not made of money. Also id like to know everything else in order that would help make my car perform better.

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Old 12 May 2006, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Im just curious on what engine would give me the biggest bang for my money saying how im only 19 and still going through school, so im not made of money.

Hi,

I would look at the 1996 Impreza L coupe / 4 door sedan.
There were two engines used in the 1996 impreza, the 1.8L and the 2.2L.
96 models had manual transmission on the 1.8L engines & 2.2L no manual trans was available on the 95 2.2L model.

Engines: 4 cyl. boxer,
1.8L: 110 hp, 110 torque@4400rpm
2.2L: 135 hp, 140 torque@4400rpm


Hope this help you with the model/year.
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Old 12 May 2006, 08:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Agree with Pete.

Turbo's of that age might be souped up.

Subiegal (also on this site) has a great pre-bugeye coupe with a 2.5 boxer, if I am not wrong.

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Old 12 May 2006, 09:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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to be honest for the price you'd pay having a good engine built and buying the car you could get a sti 5.
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That's true, that is also where my original thinking was.

I'd rather find a sound, newer car and spend the money of the planned modifications on that.

Any reason, why you want a 1993 car and modify it rather than getting e.g. a younger turbo or STi ?
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to be honest for the price you'd pay having a good engine built and buying the car you could get a sti 5.
Guys live in the US Tidgy mate (wisconsin)
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Guys live in the US Tidgy mate (wisconsin)
DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry dude didn't spot that.

mmm, think you need to find a good specialist over there and see what they say about us spec cars, not got a clue about them, sorry.

option is to move to uk though?? ok maybe not but hey wortha try lol
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I think they should PM subiegal. She's got good experience with US scoobs.
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thanks for all the help guys we really appreciate it
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