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#1 97ej22

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:36 AM

i want to get into drag raceing at etown and need my impreza to be faster so i was wondering if anybody knows of any cheap parts or tricks to make it fast

#2 NoahDL88

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:11 AM

cheap, fast and reliable. Pick two


there is no magic bullet that will make your car fast for free.

You could gut the interior and shave about 3-400 pounds and that will get you the most bang for your free. Other than that, it will cost money, and the cheapest way to make your 97 impreza fast is to sell it and buy a WRX.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:54 AM

You could go for a full STi swap from a GC8 (search it if you don't know what
that is) from Japan or Australia.
But its gonna be ridiculously expensive and difficult as you will have to switch it
over from Right Hand Drive to Left Hand Drive.

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#4 Qman

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:19 AM

You could go for a full STi swap from a GC8 (search it if you don't know what
that is) from Japan or Australia.
But its gonna be ridiculously expensive and difficult as you will have to switch it
over from Right Hand Drive to Left Hand Drive.

Twitch


No need to switch from left to right or right to left. You only swap the running gear. It is expensive unless you can do your own work. Better off swapping a USDM WRX or STi. Still expensive though.

#5 subaruguru

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:20 AM

Buy an american v8 car pull the body off drop the suby one on. im all for subaru but they belong on the rally track or the trails not the strip.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:27 AM

Buy an american v8 car pull the body off drop the suby one on. im all for subaru but they belong on the rally track or the trails not the strip.

Rob


Seriously?
You would take a 4000lb piece of junk and turn it into a 3000lb piece of junk?

Heres something to look at...

Edited by Turbone, 29 March 2010 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:29 AM

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#8 Qman

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:07 PM

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That's a cute little blower ya got there boy!

Not sure why you would post an underhood V-8 blower on a Subaru forum...

#9 2.5_IMP

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:56 PM

Simple, bolt-on mods to go fast...

http://forums.nasioc...ad.php?t=605625

http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=1636451

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:51 PM

Simple, bolt-on mods to go fast...

http://forums.nasioc...ad.php?t=605625

http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=1636451


Sorry, but nothing about Doug's motor builds is a simple bolt-on!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:35 PM

Cheap, and Quick?

Sell your Impreza, and buy a Fox body Mustang. And that's coming from a die hard GM guy. It really depends on how quick you are looking to go. You could go alot quicker for ALOT cheaper with nearly anything American, V8, and RWD. That's not to say that you can't run well in your Impreza, the question is just, at what cost? You may very well ruin what you love about it on the way to making it very quick. Then the fact remains you would have been better off spending that money on a devoted 1/4 mile car, and would probably still be quicker. :-\

Rob, you can all them 4000 lb pieces of junk all you want.... I'll drag you any day with any of my "junk". :brow:;):grin:

And just FYI. The AMX we are working on weighs about the same as a 3rd gen wagon. My Javelin weighs only a few pounds more.

1968 Javelin production:
Body 6879-5 (base) 29,097; factory price $2482.00. Ship Weight 2826 lbs.


Both are full of seats, sound deadening, and all the trim. Detroit muscle being heavy compared to modern cars is a common mis-conception. Alot of them are lighter, because they aren't full of modern BS electronics, and other unnecessary crap. Sure there were some heavy cars around in the 60s/70s but we have managed to get them just as heavy again here recently.

So, say you still have your heart set on running 15s with your Impreza. Do anything you can to move more air. Improve your intake, and exhaust. Even cheap improvements can make a little more power. A good high flow air filter. Buying or making a cold air intake. Decreasing exhaust restriction (to a certain extent). And the oh so important simple things like having a decent tune-up on it from the get go. Fresh oil helps too. That's about as good as you'll get for cheap or free.

Edited by 3eyedwagon, 30 March 2010 - 08:59 PM.


#12 2.5_IMP

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:27 AM

Sorry, but nothing about Doug's motor builds is a simple bolt-on!


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#13 NoahDL88

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

we need to let this thread die, the OP already tried stuff against our recommendations and now his engine is dead :rolleyes:


Where is the I told you so smiley?

#14 Qman

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:07 PM

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