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Offline Reverend

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Re: CVT Turbo?
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2012, 09:54:46 AM »
Hmm, good point.  I suppose if it's not cost-effective, I'd rather pass this car down to my kids one day than kill the engine before I'm married.

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Re: CVT Turbo?
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2012, 10:02:40 AM »
It's always a tough transition from N/A to turbo.  You'll have to change out quite a bit just based on the difference in compression ratio as well as established safe power level for components.  People who turbo their 2.5RSes for example, can only run about 4-5psi of boost before having to upgrade rotating assembly parts (pistons, rods, etc.), lest they break.

If you're really set on a performance oriented 4th gen, you'd probably have the easiest time just swapping in another engine.

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Re: CVT Turbo?
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2012, 10:21:55 AM »
If you're really set on a performance oriented 4th gen, you'd probably have the easiest time just swapping in another engine.

...which would be a lot of $$$, but still would be cool.  I'm pretty well attached to my 4th Gen, so it's something down the road I might consider.  Just running ideas through about it.

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Re: CVT Turbo?
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2012, 02:33:44 PM »
Keep your car for a year or three...basically wait until the next generation of WRX and STi hits the streets.

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Re: CVT Turbo?
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2012, 03:55:44 PM »
I say you leave the car the way it is. It's just way to difficult
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Re: CVT Turbo?
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2012, 05:13:58 PM »
I say you leave the car the way it is. It's just way to difficult

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As many people have said both here, and on your Nasioc thread, don't do it, save your money and buy a toy/new wrx or sti.

I have a feeling you will quickly find yourself in a situation in which you're throwing good money after bad, and slowly going under on the project.

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Re: CVT Turbo?
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2012, 06:45:47 PM »
Sounds good to me.  I'm too attached to my Impreza to mess it up doing something like this.  I've got more than enough plans for other things to keep me busy and my Subie happy!