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Old 07 Dec 2010, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone. im on my P's in victoria Australia (this means i can have very very limited modifications in the engine) and have a 2007 N/A impreza. being N/A i need every bit f power i can get. can you all please give me some great ideas for some extra power through the car with out being to visible at a glance of the engine bay???? please help me

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Old 07 Dec 2010, 08:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hey everyone. im on my P's in victoria Australia (this means i can have very very limited modifications in the engine) and have a 2007 N/A impreza. being N/A i need every bit f power i can get. can you all please give me some great ideas for some extra power through the car with out being to visible at a glance of the engine bay???? please help me

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You can change the air filter for and aftermarket one but the usual upgrade on any car is going to be the exhaust system which is audiably and visually obvious to anyone so you wont get away with it. Plus you wont get massive gains from an N/A car even if you mess about with cams and head work
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Old 07 Dec 2010, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah exhaust is probably to obvious
electric throttle control any good? one one installed one of those on an N/A?
so changing the cams or any of that wouldnt make much difference??
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afraid none turbo scoobs arn;t realy tunable, the subaru engine derives its power from the turbo. the cost means you pay more to get less power than just part chopping it in for a turbo'd model
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As above really mate. Keep it well serviced, good quality oil and plugs. Go for high performance panel filter in the air box.
Save weight by removing the rear seats
Use high octane fuel.
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as Matt has said,lighten everything you can,wheels,pully wheels,seats,hood,trunk,remove aircon as all that weighs a fair ammount..
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Old 07 Dec 2010, 02:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I guess lil things like that will help. Cheers for the tips, might just have to stick to improving the luxury aspect of the car instead of speed
About 3 years and i'll be able to drive a turbo'd car legally
Has any one ever played around with an electric throttle control? I think that's what it was, my brother put in his liberty and it opened up the throttle more from the press of a few buttons. Wondering if there's something like that for mine, just for quicker take off
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No idea mate, but you're not going to get much from it.
Not sure if yours can be remapped ? Any idea Ed ?
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i do belive some of the newage NA impreza's can be mapped to a degree,but gains won't be massive..
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Always going to be limited gain on a non-turbo, but probably the best option for this car. Coupled with the handling improvements he's looking at plus some 4 pots up front it about as far as this car can be taken without NOS.
Still love the simple look of the car, clean and unmolested
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iirc the aussie impreza's run 4pots on the front anyway----- *heads for scoob site in oz *
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Result if they do,
Have a look here New Member, First Pics :)
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Old 07 Dec 2010, 10:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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can't really make it out,the wheel pic i belive is the rear wheel,arty farty pics a nice n flash but no feking good for tech stuff


edit* i was slightly wrong assuming the aussie lux impreza is along the same line as our sport R range they'll be fitted with twin pots,looks like the are the larger of the twin pot calipers
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Proper pics of front brakes needed then mate Expect he'll be in bed snoozing now
Proper restrictions in place in Oz for the young drivers !
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i think it's about half 7 in the morn there,so he should be on the beach catching the morning surf


yup the aussies are pretty harsh on the young drivers,pity it's not the same here,would stop the chavvy little W*****s putting up our premiums
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