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#5037 of 5351 Re: 2003 Legacy L Spec Ed Mods [uolax]
Aug 30, 2005 (8:34 pm)
If you think about the physics, lighter pulleys have no effect on engine horsepower. Because of the reduced inertia of a lighter pulley, the engine revs up a bit faster, especially if lightly loaded (as by a drum on a chassis dyno), so the "computed" hp is greater. But in the real world, where the engine is accelerating the mass of the car (3600 pounds more or less, with driver), installing a 2-pound lighter pulley would have absolutely no measurable effect on acceleration. You'd have about as much effect by taking a leak before your acceleration run, thus lightening the car by a pound or so. Or toss out the junk in your glove box.
If it were really that easy, don't you think Subaru's engineers would do it?
Just a dose of reality...
#5038 of 5351 Re: 00 Wagon chiping [joyride21]
Aug 31, 2005 (6:46 am)
as Denis' edited comment indicates, there is nothing to gain by chipping an '00 wagon because it is naturally aspirated. you can install a new muffler to enjoy some sexy flat four sounds, but you're not going to gain much power from any simple modification.
#5039 of 5351 Re: 00 Wagon chiping [locke2c]
Aug 31, 2005 (8:11 pm)
as you saw above, i know all of the internal mod sites, they are my bookmarks on my pc. i just didn't know if there was a computer program that wasn't 1500 bucks for a hydra
#5040 of 5351 Re: 00 Wagon chiping [joyride21]
Aug 31, 2005 (10:32 pm)
Check into Cobb Tuning; they've got a thing called AccessPORT ECU programmer for less than $650. Have no idea how well it works, but the description sounds pretty good. Also don't know much about Cobb either; if anyone's had experience with them, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
#5041 of 5351 Re: 00 Wagon chiping [mikeydee]
Sep 02, 2005 (6:35 am)
The AccessPort is for a turbo. For some more ideas, check out the current issue of Subiesport magazine for some power mods they did to a 2.5RS. They replaced the cams with the Cobb cams, something which Colin is very familiar with. Including the other mods they did, that got 20 extra h.p. Cost for the parts was $3,196 and labor and dyno time was $2,000.
#5042 of 5351 Re: 00 Wagon chiping [bluesubie]
Sep 02, 2005 (7:15 am)
$5196 for 20 Extra horsepower? Think I'd use that as down payment on an XT
But all that matters is if he felt the money was well spent.
Sep 02, 2005 (6:36 pm)
I have to admit to a bit of a warped sense of humour every time I read a post where some body thinks they are gonna get a bunch more horsepower for a minimal outlay. Having been there and done that for many years, I can speak from experience and declare extra horses ain't cheap.
#5044 of 5351 2003 WRX Center Console
Sep 02, 2005 (7:30 pm)
Anyone know where I can get a center console for a 2003 WRX which has cup holders? I don't like the cupholder being above the CD player and would prefer the way the later models have the cup holders beside the emergency brake.
#5045 of 5351 OEM subwoofer
Sep 04, 2005 (11:07 am)
Did an interesting mod today.
Removed the underseat woofer and mounted it on the under side of the seat base with bungie cords.
- The woofer now fires towards the floor.
- Adjusting the High Cut and Gain is so much easier vs when it was on the floor.
- The subwoofer no longer obstructs the floor vent passge.
- No earth shaking, just better less muffled sounding base.
- my toosh gets a nice massage
Only wished I'd heated seats - heated massge
#5046 of 5351 Re: OEM subwoofer [hypov]
Sep 04, 2005 (8:55 pm)
That would also keep it safe (safer...) from 'yogurt bombs' like the one my daughter tossed under the seat!!!!