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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Performance Mods, Sedan, Wagon
Dec 06, 2007 (9:44 am)
Any suggestions as to how the turbo lag in the '08 Outback XT with 5spd Auto can be reduced?
Traffic in my area is too heavy to tolerate a MT, but an earlier post here suggested the AT doesn't work well with the Turbo. I'd consider the H6 but my understanding is its low end torque is worse than the Turbos' !!
It's a pity the intelligent control I_S_S# includes makeing the throttle hair trigger tip-in instead of just readjusting the trans shift points and engine control remap.
#111 of 149 Re: 08 XT turbo lag [kurtamaxxxguy]
Dec 07, 2007 (7:30 am)
should also add that intelligent control apparently "neuters" the car if, when set to intelligent mode, bu cutting power 20%.
Some other reviewers commented this can drastically change how the car handles in emergency situations (stomp the pedal and you still have only 80% pf the vehicle's power). It would make more sense to make that power "harder to get to" when in intelligent mode, but still available if the driver __really__ needs it.
#113 of 149 Wants to drop a turbo in a legacy wagon.
Jan 08, 2008 (9:45 pm)
Hi. I was wondering what it would take and what type of turbo i should get to put in my 1997 2.2L Subaru Legacy Wagon L model? also i need to now what kind of pistons i should get and anything else i would need to get to drop it in.
#114 of 149 Re: Wants to drop a turbo in a legacy wagon. [krowl]
Jan 09, 2008 (7:36 pm)
Haaa, you are better off doing a motor swap.
Slapping a turbo onto a 2.2L NA motor is not a cheap or easy thing to do on a Subie. We've done this several times before the WRX came out with varying success.
Turbo, oil lines, cooling lines, ecu, tuning, fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, oil pan, and you still have the issue of compression, and these are just the basics.
For a swap you'll get a far more reliable power for your $. A swap usually runs about $6-8k depending on where you get it done, and where you source the motor.
#115 of 149 Lost in the Woods
Jan 09, 2008 (10:24 pm)
I just bought a 03 Legacy 2.5DOHC GT LTD and beleive it has potential what should be my first move to making this car FAST!!!!
#116 of 149 Re: Lost in the Woods [imoutnow06]
Jan 10, 2008 (4:52 pm)
There is little to no potential in making it fast. the 03 Legacy GT was also a SOHC, not a DOHC.
At most you can get about 10hp gain out of it with a lot of money spent.
You are better off doing a motor swap (about $7-10k) or selling the car and looking for a turbo legacy or wrx.
Sorry but that is the reality of it, I've been tuning and working on subies for 10 years...
#117 of 149 Shop Manual
Jan 23, 2008 (8:56 pm)
Where is the best place to get a shop manual for an 08 H3
#118 of 149 Yakima adapter to subaru rails?
Jan 24, 2008 (1:07 pm)
Is there an adapter so that Yakima bars can be used with the subaru rails? I allready have the Yakima bars.
#119 of 149 Re: Yakima adapter to subaru rails? [brian08]
Jan 25, 2008 (7:44 am)
I recall from the early days of the Forester that yes, Yakima made clamps for Subaru, at least for that model.
In fact now that I think about it, I think Subaru included Yakima-made accessories in its OE catalog.
You should be able to find them for yours, maybe even from a Subaru dealer or parts wholesaler.