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lack of power
Posted 05 October 2005 - 02:29 PM
i realy wanted to leave this one stock, but damn, im gonna blow her up goin 70 at 5k rpms... or will i? =]
Posted 05 October 2005 - 02:41 PM
put in an ea82 5-spd and run in 4th. (4th in 5-spd is lower ratio than 4th in ea81 4-spd), then you still have 5th for those 100mph downhills - lol.
Posted 05 October 2005 - 03:20 PM
Posted 05 October 2005 - 03:30 PM
its cuz i have an ea81 thats stock!
Just avoid driving any other cars that actually do have power, and you'll get used to it. I thought my old EA82 was fine till I drove a friends diesel jetta for a few days. Got back in the subaru and wondered what was wrong with it....nothing -- it just doesn't go 85mph up hills (more like 45.....)
With the bigger tires it really sounds like you need the 5 speed to get back into a better rpm range on the highway. Or a turbo or more powerful engine. Only other suggestion is to just make sure the engine is tuned up as good as possible. Sorry....
Posted 05 October 2005 - 04:14 PM
the 4 speeds are horrible for highway speeds. my buddies brat (stock) is like your rig with 25s. I drove it one time and couldnt stand that I was always shifting between 3 and 4 and 3 was too high, but 4 was too low
Posted 06 October 2005 - 01:35 AM
Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:35 AM
timing is clocked, have cold air intake on the carb =p, i think i need to gut the cat and put an open muff on there.
i run the 4 speed with my 2.7 xt6 motor, and with twice the power, its no problem at all, even with 28 inch tires, but 65 hp oof!
its gonna be even slower with subs =[
and, i dont think my gas mileage is gonna be that good, if im holding the throttle wide open in 4th gear, even tho the rmps are at 3k.
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