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#1 gmgsci

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:04 PM

I want my subaru to accelerate faster, no cosmetic improvements are needed.

I would like to keep this work that I can do myself with some buddies (all of us have experience) and wouldn't need to hire a mechanic to do.

Not sure about Turbocharger because that seems like a lot of work.

What do you recommend? Cold air intake? Throw out any suggestions thanks.

#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:58 PM

Intake and exhaust bolt ons, and a set of cams will get you the best bang for your buck. Look up Delta Cams, they have made lots of Subaru owners happy for not much $$.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:48 AM

Generic CIA will screw up your helmolz resonator. Go for the SPT

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 02:35 AM

Pretty much a waste of time and money. You will spend hundreds and gain little. Enjoy it for what it is - which is not a sports car.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:17 AM

Pretty much a waste of time and money. You will spend hundreds and gain little. Enjoy it for what it is - which is not a sports car.

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+1. if you want to play with it, make it louder, and enjoy the novelty of it, then go do whatever you want that you like to tinker with and play with. you'll learn as you go. if you actually want it to accelerate faster then reread GD's reply. it'll take a motor swap or forced induction (turbo/supercharger) to make that actually happen.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:11 PM

You are absolutely throwing your money away with any sort of bolt on parts for a non-turbo subaru. You will spend tons of money for little to no gain.

Save for a wrx swap or trade up to a wrx if you want to go faster.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:17 PM

Besides new cams and exhaust, if you REALLY want to go fast, remove ALL unnecessary weight, and get better tires.

But like everyone else said, if you're very serious about going fast, better off buying a Subaru that comes with a turbo stock.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:44 PM

the one exception to all of the above is, if you want it to be ''quicker'' you might be able to affect this a little bit.

if you use smaller tires. the 97 GT has the same trans as the outback, but smaller tires. the result is a ''sportier'' set up. so i would look into smaller tires and maybe taller struts, outback struts. (assuming the 02s are similar to the 96 - 99.)


but any energy and money spent on ''custom intake'' or the similar, is just wasted.




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