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#1 Subieguy165

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:10 AM

Would it be a goid idea to add on highflow injectors and fuelrail to a stock ej22?
Just joined this forum and have owned my subie for about a year

#2 Rooster2

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

My instinct tells me "no." The stock OEM system is set up for optimum air//fuel performance mixture, and controlled by a computer. Attempting to add additional fuel via high flow injectors would not be helpful.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:37 PM

are you experiencing a problem?

 

post the symptoms and maybe someone will be able to offer a suggestion.



#4 Subieguy165

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

Just looking for upgrades that won't require to do extensive work to do

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:03 AM

the best "upgrade" you could give your car would be a full "tune up" with quality parts

 

NGK plugs and wires

air filter

fuel filter

PCV valve

New vacuum lines

Complete timing kit (if needed/not done recently)

fresh antifreeze

and an oil change

 

there are not really any aftermarket "performance upgrades" for these cars.

If you are after "performance" - get a WRX.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:24 AM

+1 on keeping up with fluids and tune-up parts.

 

you can make the car feel sportier with suspension upgrades; new struts, heavier anti-sway bars, stickier tires.

 

and lighter rimes will free-up a coupla ponies and give you a chance to personalize the looks a little. Maybe a lightweight crank pulley too.

 

most cops don't care how fast you turn corners.

 

"it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow"



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:24 PM

Hi,

Just 'adding fuel' doesn't do you any good w/out Engine Management (EM).

 

Are you coming from another brand/background that you have for reference? If you're new to cars in general than there's a ton of info online about upgrading a car's fueling needs, but it's not 'just because'. 

 

The main issue w/the EJ22's  is the lack of tuning options. If yours is in a '90-'94 there are limited options; if '95-'01 basically none that don't require a lot of wiring - harness merging, ECU-swapping, etc.

 

Do a search on NA-T -turbocharging a non-turbo Subaru  - for info....been done many times and as long you're not greedy it'll run for a long time too. My Link.

 

TD


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#8 Subieguy165

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:02 AM

the best "upgrade" you could give your car would be a full "tune up" with quality parts
 
NGK plugs and wires
air filter
fuel filter
PCV valve
New vacuum lines
Complete timing kit (if needed/not done recently)
fresh antifreeze
and an oil change
 
there are not really any aftermarket "performance upgrades" for these cars.
If you are after "performance" - get a WRX.

I've done just about all of these things as well as timed the car myself with the waterpump change

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

I've done just about all of these things as well as timed the car myself with the waterpump change

 

Then you are pretty much done.

 

there really is no "aftermarket" add-ons for them to increase performance - without spending a truckload of money, of course.

 

these cars are built for reliability & to some degree, economy, not "performance"

 

You could look at possibly adding a turbo, but that brings with it a whole host of other issues (and related costs).

 

Accept it for what it is. If you want "performance" go buy a performance car.






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