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Outback performance mods

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#1 ~01~Outback


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:37 AM

[This has been discussed before, but not to good effect!!]

Just enquiring as to what i can do to increase the mid-range torque of my standard 01 Outback manual! Its a daily driver and i also do a lot of highway k's for work! The car cruises very well, but lacks mid-range torque! Im just looking for a slight increase in power, nothing major: putting a noisy after-market exhaust is not really ideal, and from what ive read hi-flow air filters do nothing! would a lightened flywheel help? Is there an engine remap, or hi-po chip available? would hi-po plugs, leads, help?

Any advice welcome

#2 swc7916


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:15 AM

I have noticed a small improvement in performance after I replaced the stock air filter with a K&N filter. Maybe it's just my imagination, but the engine seems to breathe easier and pulls harder under load.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

a K&N filter should show small, but noticeable gains. exhaust can be modified without getting louder. i use dynomax mufflers, not loud at all and excellent performance and design. best to talk to someone else who has your motor though, each vehicle is different. no need to do anything major to your exhaust, but getting a slightly larger muffler or pipe from the cat back may help. no need for expensive after market bolt on systems either. a high quality muffler welded correctly will work great and cost 100 - 150 dollars. mine is not loud at all.

magnecor ignition wires are awesome, check out their website. i've used them for years and recommended them to lots of people who have all been very pleased with them. they are not bolt on horsepower but excellent products that won't degrade, again check out their information.

#4 ~01~Outback


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:37 PM

Thanks guys!!

Ill probably chase the remap or chip path and see what comes up! It may just require a dyno tune and remap to give me what im looking for! Ill repost results

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