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Turbo performance mods (87 GL wagon)
Posted 21 July 2003 - 06:27 PM
I'd liek to intercool it, but I am not sure what kind of intercooler to use. I was thinking about just using a WRX intercooler, but I was also contemplating using a front-mounted intercooler, or is that worth the trouble?
Posted 21 July 2003 - 08:23 PM
try 13-15 pounds, however that may be too much for a stock engine, ask others as I am no expert.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 08:31 PM
I find the Hakkepellitta's work pretty good on gravel too.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 08:47 PM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 09:04 PM
The snow tires are a great idea. Every year I can't wait for it to dump like three feet of snow so that I can waste everything. I swear it's the best feeling ever to be cruizing around at twice the speed limit in your subaru while everybody else is digging out.
Posted 21 July 2003 - 10:00 PM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 10:21 PM
(Or do I need to just get a 2WD Turbo dizzy?)
And I had a 2WD dizzy in my 84 4WD wagon, it seemed to help (That and I couldnt' find a good 4WD dizzy in the junkyard)
Posted 21 July 2003 - 10:40 PM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 11:19 PM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 11:56 PM
My dizzy came from an 87 2wd N/A SPFI GL-10.. It is being used in my 87 4wd MPFI Turbo wagon.. neither car had vacuum advance, and the plug is the same.. no mods needed.. I have a 2wd turbo dizzy out of an 88 if you are interested.. the plug is different, but overall, the dizzy is the same. wires are the same. plug shape is different. 87 is square.. 88 is round. you would have to splice the 87 connector on to it.. I have an 88 FSM that should say which wires go where..
Posted 22 July 2003 - 01:39 AM
but on my RX It will be a little a bit better. plans for a front mount IC, bigger turbo(WRX?) and a custom down pipe.
I have not modified boost levels on the wagon as it already tends to overboost at high RPM/load. turbo is too small I think.
Posted 22 July 2003 - 12:19 PM
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Posted 25 July 2003 - 04:14 AM
Humm.. I was thinking about replacing the 1 piece headlight with a DL 4 headlight system, using hi/lo in the low beam spot and using the high beam hole for the air intake and routing air to the I/C.
Coming up from underneath then forcing it out the hood with a fan after it passes through the intercooler.
I believe it would involve relocating the battery and/or doing away with the A/C compressor for clearance.
Just a thought.
Posted 11 August 2003 - 08:08 PM
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