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Posted 1/18/09

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LemonyPanda wrote:

how much is it to upgrade to a turbo engine (costs and services) how much hp will it give how much is it to pay someone to put in a body kit?


Upgrade what? There's alot of things to upgrade on an engine. Cams, pistons, head flow, valves, etc.

Starting off, I'd get the ECU retuned and get a 3" exhaust.


thatimpression wrote:

I have a slight issue that I am trying to figure out and any advice would be appreciated. The car is a 2004 Subaru WRX. The car was running a solid 1.1 bar of boost perfectly fine for a long time. However, recently the boost is fluctuating between .5 and .9 bar of boost. I have done the following: checked for vacuum leaks, boost leaks, check the boost solenoid, replace the restrictor pill, and scanned the OBII using an ACCESSport but have found no problems. Anyone have an idea what the issue could be? Thanks.


Get your hands on a smoke leak detector. Fill your engine with smoke and see where it comes out.


my friend told me to get a cold air intake. and how much is it to pay someone to install a body kit?
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Posted 1/19/09

LemonyPanda wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

how much is it to upgrade to a turbo engine (costs and services) how much hp will it give how much is it to pay someone to put in a body kit?


Upgrade what? There's alot of things to upgrade on an engine. Cams, pistons, head flow, valves, etc.

Starting off, I'd get the ECU retuned and get a 3" exhaust.


thatimpression wrote:

I have a slight issue that I am trying to figure out and any advice would be appreciated. The car is a 2004 Subaru WRX. The car was running a solid 1.1 bar of boost perfectly fine for a long time. However, recently the boost is fluctuating between .5 and .9 bar of boost. I have done the following: checked for vacuum leaks, boost leaks, check the boost solenoid, replace the restrictor pill, and scanned the OBII using an ACCESSport but have found no problems. Anyone have an idea what the issue could be? Thanks.


Get your hands on a smoke leak detector. Fill your engine with smoke and see where it comes out.


my friend told me to get a cold air intake. and how much is it to pay someone to install a body kit?


Turbo Kits come in stages and they very in prices but expect them to be $1000+ depending on the car.

As for intakes cold air intake is good if you're in an area that doesn't rain a lot or wet roads, since the intake is lower it can get water inside it easily. Another alternative is short ram air intake, not as effective as cold air but still a noticeable improvement, you can hear the coughing/sucking sound around a high rev second/third gear and better depending on the environment your car is in.
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Posted 1/19/09

LemonyPanda wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

how much is it to upgrade to a turbo engine (costs and services) how much hp will it give how much is it to pay someone to put in a body kit?


Upgrade what? There's alot of things to upgrade on an engine. Cams, pistons, head flow, valves, etc.

Starting off, I'd get the ECU retuned and get a 3" exhaust.


thatimpression wrote:

I have a slight issue that I am trying to figure out and any advice would be appreciated. The car is a 2004 Subaru WRX. The car was running a solid 1.1 bar of boost perfectly fine for a long time. However, recently the boost is fluctuating between .5 and .9 bar of boost. I have done the following: checked for vacuum leaks, boost leaks, check the boost solenoid, replace the restrictor pill, and scanned the OBII using an ACCESSport but have found no problems. Anyone have an idea what the issue could be? Thanks.


Get your hands on a smoke leak detector. Fill your engine with smoke and see where it comes out.


my friend told me to get a cold air intake. and how much is it to pay someone to install a body kit?


Cold air intakes won't improve your turbo efficiency. It'll just keep dirt and foreign objects from entering your turbine. An intercooler would be better than a cold air intake.

Don't let some douchebag charge you to install a body kit. All you need is a phillips screwdriver, 1 socket and ratchet, patience, and a little common sense to remove your stock body and put on an aftermarket in the backwards fashion you took off stock. That's pretty simple. If I were you, I wouldn't want to pay some dickweed $300 to put on a body kit that you can do yourself, or with the help of a friend.
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Posted 1/20/09

revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

how much is it to upgrade to a turbo engine (costs and services) how much hp will it give how much is it to pay someone to put in a body kit?


Upgrade what? There's alot of things to upgrade on an engine. Cams, pistons, head flow, valves, etc.

Starting off, I'd get the ECU retuned and get a 3" exhaust.


thatimpression wrote:

I have a slight issue that I am trying to figure out and any advice would be appreciated. The car is a 2004 Subaru WRX. The car was running a solid 1.1 bar of boost perfectly fine for a long time. However, recently the boost is fluctuating between .5 and .9 bar of boost. I have done the following: checked for vacuum leaks, boost leaks, check the boost solenoid, replace the restrictor pill, and scanned the OBII using an ACCESSport but have found no problems. Anyone have an idea what the issue could be? Thanks.


Get your hands on a smoke leak detector. Fill your engine with smoke and see where it comes out.


my friend told me to get a cold air intake. and how much is it to pay someone to install a body kit?


Cold air intakes won't improve your turbo efficiency. It'll just keep dirt and foreign objects from entering your turbine. An intercooler would be better than a cold air intake.

Don't let some douchebag charge you to install a body kit. All you need is a phillips screwdriver, 1 socket and ratchet, patience, and a little common sense to remove your stock body and put on an aftermarket in the backwards fashion you took off stock. That's pretty simple. If I were you, I wouldn't want to pay some dickweed $300 to put on a body kit that you can do yourself, or with the help of a friend.



o well i just heard that some body kits don't fit the car perfectly so its better with the help of a professional to modify the parts a little bit. also does a cold air intake increase horse power at all?
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Posted 1/20/09

LemonyPanda wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

how much is it to upgrade to a turbo engine (costs and services) how much hp will it give how much is it to pay someone to put in a body kit?


Upgrade what? There's alot of things to upgrade on an engine. Cams, pistons, head flow, valves, etc.

Starting off, I'd get the ECU retuned and get a 3" exhaust.


thatimpression wrote:

I have a slight issue that I am trying to figure out and any advice would be appreciated. The car is a 2004 Subaru WRX. The car was running a solid 1.1 bar of boost perfectly fine for a long time. However, recently the boost is fluctuating between .5 and .9 bar of boost. I have done the following: checked for vacuum leaks, boost leaks, check the boost solenoid, replace the restrictor pill, and scanned the OBII using an ACCESSport but have found no problems. Anyone have an idea what the issue could be? Thanks.


Get your hands on a smoke leak detector. Fill your engine with smoke and see where it comes out.


my friend told me to get a cold air intake. and how much is it to pay someone to install a body kit?


Cold air intakes won't improve your turbo efficiency. It'll just keep dirt and foreign objects from entering your turbine. An intercooler would be better than a cold air intake.

Don't let some douchebag charge you to install a body kit. All you need is a phillips screwdriver, 1 socket and ratchet, patience, and a little common sense to remove your stock body and put on an aftermarket in the backwards fashion you took off stock. That's pretty simple. If I were you, I wouldn't want to pay some dickweed $300 to put on a body kit that you can do yourself, or with the help of a friend.



o well i just heard that some body kits don't fit the car perfectly so its better with the help of a professional to modify the parts a little bit. also does a cold air intake increase horse power at all?


If the body kit doesn't fit the car perfect, it's cheap.

CAI will only up horsepower on naturally aspirated engines. Yeah the CAI might let some cold air into the turbine, but it won't cool the air as effective as a intercooler. Most people I know don't even have filters on their turbos, only using screens or velocity stacks.
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Posted 1/20/09

revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

how much is it to upgrade to a turbo engine (costs and services) how much hp will it give how much is it to pay someone to put in a body kit?


Upgrade what? There's alot of things to upgrade on an engine. Cams, pistons, head flow, valves, etc.

Starting off, I'd get the ECU retuned and get a 3" exhaust.


thatimpression wrote:

I have a slight issue that I am trying to figure out and any advice would be appreciated. The car is a 2004 Subaru WRX. The car was running a solid 1.1 bar of boost perfectly fine for a long time. However, recently the boost is fluctuating between .5 and .9 bar of boost. I have done the following: checked for vacuum leaks, boost leaks, check the boost solenoid, replace the restrictor pill, and scanned the OBII using an ACCESSport but have found no problems. Anyone have an idea what the issue could be? Thanks.


Get your hands on a smoke leak detector. Fill your engine with smoke and see where it comes out.


my friend told me to get a cold air intake. and how much is it to pay someone to install a body kit?


Cold air intakes won't improve your turbo efficiency. It'll just keep dirt and foreign objects from entering your turbine. An intercooler would be better than a cold air intake.

Don't let some douchebag charge you to install a body kit. All you need is a phillips screwdriver, 1 socket and ratchet, patience, and a little common sense to remove your stock body and put on an aftermarket in the backwards fashion you took off stock. That's pretty simple. If I were you, I wouldn't want to pay some dickweed $300 to put on a body kit that you can do yourself, or with the help of a friend.



o well i just heard that some body kits don't fit the car perfectly so its better with the help of a professional to modify the parts a little bit. also does a cold air intake increase horse power at all?


If the body kit doesn't fit the car perfect, it's cheap.

CAI will only up horsepower on naturally aspirated engines. Yeah the CAI might let some cold air into the turbine, but it won't cool the air as effective as a intercooler. Most people I know don't even have filters on their turbos, only using screens or velocity stacks.


how much is it to put in an intercooler? both to buy it and have someone install it for you? and how much horse power would it increase?
Posted 1/20/09
How do you know if your car needs to replace a new transmission fluid?
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Posted 1/20/09

kyoukoujin wrote:

How do you know if your car needs to replace a new transmission fluid?


Usually the recommended service interval for a tranny flush is 30k miles.
Without knowing the vehicle history, you can always pull the dipstick and check...this isn't a really concise test however, I've seen instances where tranny fluid has gone black after about 10k-15k.
If you don't know the history of the maintenance on your vehicle, then I would just go ahead and do a flush just to be safe...and then maintain the maintenance intervals.
Posted 1/20/09

pookie052606 wrote:


kyoukoujin wrote:

How do you know if your car needs to replace a new transmission fluid?


Usually the recommended service interval for a tranny flush is 30k miles.
Without knowing the vehicle history, you can always pull the dipstick and check...this isn't a really concise test however, I've seen instances where tranny fluid has gone black after about 10k-15k.
If you don't know the history of the maintenance on your vehicle, then I would just go ahead and do a flush just to be safe...and then maintain the maintenance intervals.


Thanks. That's really a helpful info.
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Posted 1/20/09

kyoukoujin wrote:


pookie052606 wrote:


kyoukoujin wrote:

How do you know if your car needs to replace a new transmission fluid?


Usually the recommended service interval for a tranny flush is 30k miles.
Without knowing the vehicle history, you can always pull the dipstick and check...this isn't a really concise test however, I've seen instances where tranny fluid has gone black after about 10k-15k.
If you don't know the history of the maintenance on your vehicle, then I would just go ahead and do a flush just to be safe...and then maintain the maintenance intervals.


Thanks. That's really a helpful info.


One thing I might suggest also is that you look into getting your coolant flushed too if necessary.
I bring that up because ATF and coolant are like 2 of the most neglected fluids sometimes.
Just my 2 cents.
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how good are mitsubishi lance evo's? are they reliable at all? (my mom says mitsubishi's aren't reliable and break down easily but i want someone with first hand experience)

and once your car has a high mileage like 100k+ what parts should u replace by then?
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LemonyPanda wrote:

how good are mitsubishi lance evo's? are they reliable at all? (my mom says mitsubishi's aren't reliable and break down easily but i want someone with first hand experience)

and once your car has a high mileage like 100k+ what parts should u replace by then?


IF u buy the car new u will get a manuel that will tell u what parts u should check / replace at what mileage.
If u buy the car used u can still go but an after market book that will tell what u should check / replace and when.

Im not 100% sure what platform the evo is. I belive its a turboed I4 with 4WD / AWD
Naturaly on a car with this many features there is more parts to wear out and have fail on u so its gonna take more work and money to keep it properly maintained.

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Posted 1/21/09

Shabbernigdo wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

how good are mitsubishi lance evo's? are they reliable at all? (my mom says mitsubishi's aren't reliable and break down easily but i want someone with first hand experience)

and once your car has a high mileage like 100k+ what parts should u replace by then?


IF u buy the car new u will get a manuel that will tell u what parts u should check / replace at what mileage.
If u buy the car used u can still go but an after market book that will tell what u should check / replace and when.

Im not 100% sure what platform the evo is. I belive its a turboed I4 with 4WD / AWD
Naturaly on a car with this many features there is more parts to wear out and have fail on u so its gonna take more work and money to keep it properly maintained.



how much do you think it will cost me?
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Posted 1/24/09
how do you get that woooosh turbo sound on your car? (not with that fake turbo whistler lol)

Whats the point of putting nos on your car? is it legal? is it hard to install? (i live in cali btw)
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