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Old 07-26-2016, 04:40 PM   #381
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How much track time do you have in total?
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:00 PM   #382
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around 120 hours on my 220whp NA impreza. 2300 pounds with me in it. I used to regret selling that thing, but now that I have the miata, not so much. Some how, it turned in sharper than the miata. It was a pretty incredible, simple car. Mid-ohio, Grattan, Gingerman... my favorite was grattan. decreasing radius off camber turn, a jump right before a hard right hander... exciting!
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around 120 hours on my 220whp NA impreza.
EJ25? Did not know people got power bumps that nice on N/A Subies.




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Old 07-26-2016, 05:30 PM   #385
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One of the highest N/A 4cyl subies ever. Not because it was such a great build, but because no one does it.

Mild stroker, 2.65L 12.4 static compression, 2005 big runner intake manifold that was extrude honed, some canadian cylinder head and subaru exhaust guru, I can't remember his company name or his lol, but he makes the BEST headers for subaru. 321 stainless 4-2-1 like twice the price of Killer B, Uh, link ECU, cams, PURE tuning spent like 10 hours on the dyno with it.

Oh, full time E85.
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I demand a dyno plot.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:49 PM   #387
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^haha, I might still have it, I'll look through my stuff I kept from that life later tonight.

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Ah, it was techworksengineering that made the headers, and rotating assembly.

I might have pictures of the piston crowns, they were freaking thick.

Tech Works Engineering is Subaru performance, upgrades and aftermarket parts
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Wow, his pricing has dropped by like 70% since I had the subie. It looks like he only uses 304 stainless, now.
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THE SHIFT FORKS ARE BACK FROM ROUSH!!!!

ONLY A FEW MORE WEEKS :(
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Picking up a 1998 Jetta TDI.... owner was meticulous, mechanically the car seems quite good.

VW Jetta TDI, 1998, excellent fuel economy!
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that's a really bad idea.
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^Why?

Seems like he replaced everything I would.
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He replaced all that crap cause it broke. It will break again cause those are raging piles of crap.

I know cause my buddy used to be a huge fanatic of them. It was truly mind blowing how much crap broke and he had to replace over the years, over and over and over.

Granted, his was a vr6, but same everything else. Those car blow chunks. Period.

I would never get one.
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Ugh, I'm just dying to have transportation. Seemed like a good choice. I probably would only keep it a few months.
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If you want a cheap beater that's fine, there are tons of options. None of those are a vw tho. The amount of failure and retardation in design, and failure and retardation in materials, execution, and assembly is mind boggling.

That car is like an epic trifecta of failure.
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I love my 04. 46mpg cruising at 70. Drivetrain is decent. But only has 3 working doors, 3 working windows, 1 heat seater. Etc. But it was dirt cheap. Ill probably sell it before it breaks 200k though.

Buy a used civic. Cheap, reliable, holds value like crazy.
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one sec.
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I love my 04. 46mpg cruising at 70. Drivetrain is decent. But only has 3 working doors, 3 working windows, 1 heat seater. Etc. But it was dirt cheap. Ill probably sell it before it breaks 200k though.

Buy a used civic. Cheap, reliable, holds value like crazy.
I want a turbo diesel though. Honda doesn't have those.
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But they still get 30+ mpg. And si's are almost fun. Friend just bought an ep3 si. And although it's butt ugly it's kinda cool.

If you want a reliable turbo diesel get a 98 Cummins or a 7.3 power stroke.
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