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Guest Message by DevFuse


Newbie! Just got a 2006 spec.b (Akron OH)

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#1 hyteck9


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Posted 16 December 2005 - 02:19 PM

Hi there folks,

Just got a 2006 spec.b and wanted to introduce myself.
Its my 25th car (I buy and sell often) and I love to mod and tune but this is my first subaru.
I'd love to talk with some knowledgeable folks about the differences between the 2.5 boxer in my GT spec.b and the 2.5 in the STi and of course how to get A GREAT DEAL more performance out of my car.
Does the STi just have a bigger turbo and perhaps a higher comp. ratio?
Are the internals more rubust in the sti?
Anyway.. before I get too wrapped up in questions... I just wanted to say hi and a special hello to all those in the Northern Ohio area!

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:16 PM

The engine in the Spec b is identical to the Legacy GT. In terms of how it compares with the STI 2.5L, there are quite a few differences. Still, you have lots of room for improvement. Take a look at either an ECUTEK or COBB Accessport reflash. That right there is pretty significant. Next improvement would be in the area of suspension (unless you like the Bilsteins). After that look at downpipe and uppipe and maybe even swapping out a full exhaust to an AVO or other system.

I'd also recommend subscribing to Subiesport Magazine as we have lots of examples and how-to pieces on modding your Subie. ;)


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Posted 16 December 2005 - 06:35 PM

you have a spec. b and because of that I hate you... :lol: J/K I hope you like it...they sure are purdy....and a big warm welcome to the board from someone in the other Akron.... Akron PA. :D

What # is it? just curious.

#4 coylethebarbarian


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Posted 17 December 2005 - 09:32 AM

Hello and welcome to the board! While I am not too familiar with the soobs you mention, I've been checking out the subiesport magazine and what others like you have listed on this site...some intense stuff can be done with these cars! Hope you have fun with this 25th car!

#5 hyteck9


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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the greets everyone.

You recommendations sound like a great place to start! I do like the suspension on the spec.B so I will focus on the drivetrain for now. I LOVE the way the car handles.

Nice to meet you. The NAV system in the spec.b had the wrong region settings so when I put in my akron OH address it looked for it in Akron PA!! small world.
The car is #478

I will check out the mag as you are already the 2nd to mention it!!

Thanks to all !!!!

#6 86subaru


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Posted 17 December 2005 - 10:03 PM


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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for the greets everyone.

Nice to meet you. The NAV system in the spec.b had the wrong region settings so when I put in my akron OH address it looked for it in Akron PA!! small world.
The car is #478

478, wow, getting close to the last ones

#8 nkx


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Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:04 AM

can i have your rims? :grin:

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 12:57 AM

:slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber: you have the spec b. oh and yeah welcome to the boards. sorry about that. i have one too....but in a picture :( . i just dream myself in it when i see that picture. anyway once again welcome.



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