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Increasing performance on a 2012 2.0i?

Old 08-02-2012, 06:24 PM
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Increasing performance on a 2012 2.0i?

I now own a 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 5-speed hatchback and it's great for my first car, but I was wondering if i could increase the performance without major modifications. I know this won't be as easy as it would be with other non-turbo years since the overall design was changed so much from the previous years. Is there anything easy to improve?
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If you bought the car for power, you're barking up the wrong tree. You will spend lots of money for little return.
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Intake, exhaust, headers should get you 10-25hp extra. E85 fuel is not very effective considering the fuel efficiency loss of 30%, cost of tune, and bigger injectors just for another 15-25hp.

I'm not a fan of nitrous but after you do the bolt-ons it might be something to consider for you.

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Full exhaust and focus on suspension....it will be a lot more fun IMO
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Should of invested in a WRX if you wanted performance.
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IMHO, there is no point upgrading power if you cant take a turn with stability.


I'd Say Get a Sway bar, and tires.
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Just make it looks fast. A nice droop and some wheels! I think they look amazing with a lowering kit and weels. If you want performance sell it and get a wrx.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:58 PM
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I'm 16 and a wrx was not a choice. Trust me, i would've gotten one if i could.
Thanks for the info tho
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Originally Posted by 0killzDuD101 View Post
I'm 16 and a wrx was not a choice. Trust me, i would've gotten one if i could.
Thanks for the info tho
YUO RIKE SPEDE!!?!?!?



Whatever, im 18 and honestly, I see no reason getting a turbo'd car. Yea it has more power and attention getter, but realistically, people at your school are gunna just key your car, and anyways the N/A imprezas are awesome DD's. There is no reason to be getting a turbo car if your parents are paying for it because this will happen
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There is not much you can do to the car yet.
I have been waiting for parts also.
Best thing you can do right now it a RSB. Do you have a Base model?
Springs, struts aren't available yet.
Maybe a hybrid intake.
Exhaust helps.

Just remember this is a PZEV car. It will take a lot of $ if you really want to boost the power.
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Originally Posted by 12imprezasl View Post
there is not much you can do to the car yet.
I have been waiting for parts also.
Best thing you can do right now it a rsb. Do you have a base model?
Springs, struts aren't available yet.
Maybe a hybrid intake.
Exhaust helps.

Just remember this is a pzev car. It will take a lot of $ if you really want to boost the power.
nvm

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dude, youre 16 and have a 2012 car. forget about power and just enjoy the ride. when i was your age i had a 10 year old econobox with over 200k on it. save your pennies, take car of your current car and then buy yourself what you really want. besides 16 y/o kids dont have the needed road experience to be driving performance vehicles.
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Return it and buy a WRX it will cost you about as much as getting an extra 25whp.. That's just my opinion though
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Check it out, like everyone said modding this car is not the best bang for your buck from what I've seen, I drive the sport limited.

Wheels and tires can help a lot, but if you got the sport the 17s are over an wider than the stock tires.

If you know about any one doing a tune that could help you out, maybe even with gas too!
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Originally Posted by theoutbackdream View Post
YUO RIKE SPEDE!!?!?!?



Whatever, im 18 and honestly, I see no reason getting a turbo'd car. Yea it has more power and attention getter, but realistically, people at your school are gunna just key your car, and anyways the N/A imprezas are awesome DD's. There is no reason to be getting a turbo car if your parents are paying for it because this will happen
Way to not take your own suggestion!
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