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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:45 PM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:10 PM
If you want to build a sleeper tuner (not a ricer) I highly recommend going for
They are built on the same platform as the Impreza, and therefore accept the same parts (WRX, STi, Aftermarket, Etc) but can haul more than just @$$
They are also lighter than the WRX
Just don't go for any of the 09 and up models, as those will be much more
costly to upgrade, and are heavier as they are based on the 08 Imp platform.
I believe the 03 Forester was the first year turbo(?) but I know it was the first year of the updated GD8 Imp platform and the facelift.
Those are fun to weird people out with.
They don't expect a box to turn like that
Anyway, that's just my suggestion
Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:26 PM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:40 PM
Thanks guys I appreciate the input. I love the idea of doing a forester. I had a co-worker a couple years back that had on that had over 300 hp if I remember right. It was one B A D car. And yes a sleeper with some good looks. I don't need to advertise i'm fast. Last thing I need is any tickets.
With your username I figured you wanted a sleeper anyway
They are lighter and if you get the XT, with a few mods you can be pushing
300hp no prob.
Just upgrade your suspension and diffs and you can keep up with STi's.
Then if you want to push past that there are all sorts of ways to go faster.
An upgraded up-pipe and down-pipe with free flowing exhaust sounds
AMAZING on those cars.
One of my friends has a WRX that will make you wet yourself just from the
noise it makes.
Now, for transmission choices, if you stick with getting an 03 or earlier Imp 5
speed for a tranny (Most Fozzy XT's came with slushboxes, WTH?), they
have helical front LSD's available for them, as well as upgraded gear sets.
Just do a little searching in the new gen, as well as clicking on the blue links
right below the title bar.
Dirty Impreza would be a great place for rally type stuff, where as NASIOC
would be better for street, if you can filter through all the nonsense posts.
No that is not a shot at NASIOC, there just tends to be a lot of non-helpful
Subaru Forester.org is good as well for all around stuff.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:30 AM
Start your platform on that...
Then as Twitch was saying upgrade whatever you can and keep it stock looking, dont do anything stupid on the streets obviously, but on the track... whoop em.
I plan to so much to my scoob, including an AWD swap (into basically a Loyale sedan) and then go with the 4.444 gearing and a frankenmotor swap, etc... and I think Ill keep it stock color... but it will have sti wheels, so that might give it away.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:11 PM
After finding a quality turbo kit and knowing what exactly I want after doing more research I'll see what internals I want to do.
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