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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Performance Mods, Sedan
#1 of 38 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Jul 05, 2006 (7:37 pm)
Hello everyone, I have a couple questions that I figured could be answered fairly soon here. I have a 06 Sub Impreza 2.5i. I purchased this car last Dec and I am 18 yrs. old, meaning I would have purchased the STI or WRX but I can't afford the insurance. So here is my situation, I am now looking to do some performance modifications to it. I KNOW SUBARU has created the line of Imprezas to come how they want them to run and tuned them the correct performance stock. BUT I want to put the money into mine to make it run better than it does now. I am looking to install a Greddy catback exhaust onto for the 10+ h.p I will get out of it with the performance sounds as a plus. I also want to install a cold air intake which should make it get a little better mpg plus a couple horses. I am also looking to do an aftermarket turbo install into it but I haven't done much research into that yet. I am wondering if anyone could give me some advice as to what exhaust system would be best for my non turbo engine as of this moment and a nice air intake for a 06. I would greatly appreciate any comments or advice from you. Thanks for your time.
Jul 06, 2006 (7:04 am)
First, decide if you will turbo or not, because that makes a big difference. You want about 2.25" pipe for a N/A engine, but maybe about 3" for a turbo.
You can stay normally aspirated and still do a lot - intake, exhaust, lighter/underdrive pulley, cams, etc.
#3 of 38 Re: 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i [bdenton]
Jul 06, 2006 (8:25 am)
Ok my next question would be if I didn't install a turbo for a while due to lack of cash due to college, would installing a exhuast for a turboed car do any harm or would it just not work to its full potential. Sooner or later I will install a aftermarket turbo into it but I want to put a nice exhuast, air intake, headers, etc. Any advice on what company will give me the most umff for the buck? Thanks for your help
#4 of 38 Re: 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i [bdenton]
Jul 06, 2006 (9:03 am)
would it just not work to its full potential
That's about right.
Cobb tuning is a big one, I'd consult with them about any forced induction applications.
#6 of 38 Re: 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i [zootedmalish]
Jul 16, 2006 (8:13 pm)
As far as putting a carbon hood w/ or w/out scoop for the 06 you pretty much have to go through the dealer. All the hinges and fitting is identical but there isnít any aftermarket hoods built for the 06 model that I have found. I have done quite a bit of research because Im going to do the same thing to mine. The dealership quoted me about 500 for the hood w/ indent for scoop and about 200 for scoop so youíre looking about 700+ 100 for paint. I would go through the dealership so youíre sure to have a warrantee for the shipping, through an internet site the hood can be damaged through shipping and you get the shaft. But thatís my input on the carbon hood; it definitely gives the car that STI sporty look, which Im going to do. Thanks for the site for the intake, its exactly what Im looking for.
#7 of 38 Re: 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i [bdenton]
Jul 17, 2006 (6:50 am)
Thanks for the info, i want the carbon fiber hood though, i found a body kit for our new 2006 subaru bt it's crazy expensive, the link is http://www.ingsusa.com/nspecgdimpreza2.shtml
the site i linked you to before with the intake is my site, own it so i am trying to open an account with the body kit company to see if i can get it cheaper, i will let you know how it turns out
#8 of 38 need some help also
Sep 20, 2006 (7:16 pm)
maybe this will answer your ? about an exhaust also i cant find and really want one. Want a pretty good one to
#9 of 38 Re: need some help also [subby06]
Sep 21, 2006 (6:55 am)
go to www.greddy.com they make good exhausts
#10 of 38 Re: need some help also
Sep 21, 2006 (3:46 pm)
Yeah but i dont think have any for a impreza 2.5i that i could find