I just read some more, mostly skimming, but it sounds like the issue for him was he loaded the stock map for the Australian Imprezas which have larger injectors than the Foz and he was stalling at low RPM, but there was a different map they suggested he try. I dunno, guess we will have to see how it goes. If it works out for him, I'm totally doing this.ah ok yeah i think i read the rear end but never saw the pics :lol:
there is some trouble in tune town supposedly.
When the hood is down it's really not all that bad, I kinda like the sound of a supercharger when one gives it the beans.Have you guys heard what the Raptor Supercharger sounds like? :icon_eek:
It is a little less expensive than getting an STI engine swap which would be more power in the end, but the supercharger adds power and is monkey easy to install and if there is ever an issue you just pull a belt off for the most part and are back to running N/A. The boost max is around 6psi, I'd estimate close to the power gains Bobby got with his AVO turbo kit, likely a bit less, but way easier to install. I contacted Raptor and they said that they have a few Forester owners who got the kit and it worked without issue basically plug and play.
I say go with the s/c. Different is cool. I mean, there are a ton of sti swapped or sti turbo foresters. Stand out! Be unique!
This sounds great
Wow that would be awesome if you got the Raptor Kit. I wonder if any of the Forester's running the kit are members on the forum?
^ I would like to talk to some Foz owners with the kit but so far I don't know of any here.
The supercharger is pretty pricey but if I set aside a couple hundred a month, I'll be there in no time. I just gotta cut out some of my other expenses. I don't really see a reason not to do it, some say it is hard on the engine and it won't last as long and while I plan to keep my car till it runs to the ground, if that includes eventually needing a new engine, so be it. I figure my engine is fairly young at around 68k so adding the supercharger now won't be too bad, I assume as my engine ages, especially with the SC it might not last as long as it would without, but these Subaru 2.5 engines really aren't too expensive to be replaced IMO.
Yea I could do a STI swap and such but my engine is running great just less power than I'd like, and this is kind of a "cool/because I can" upgrade. How many Subies are out there with superchargers vs turbos. Not many, it's unique. While many would disagree and say it is a waste and my reasoning is silly, I don't really see it that way. Though in a year's time which is likely when I'd have the extra cash to spend, I might change my mind, who knows.
I agree, be different.
Sounds like a great idea and when its done, I will make a special trip to WA just to see it if you dont mind:icon_cool:
That's engine hp... kinda like what the factory uses when they publish the vehicle hp... looks better than wheel hp. :wink:from their website it's $4100 for the 6 psi non-intercooled setup that claims ~215 hp? yikes, and there's no price for their intercooled stage 2 setup that claims ~240hp?
that much money would make an easy ~350 on an xt, that would already pretty much outperform those supercharger #'s with simple bolt-ons anyways.
just sayin' :\
i realize that and am being very optimistic and open minded about the #'s on their site. unless you can copy every variable when they dyno'd those published #'s you may in fact be higher or lower on your own car in the end. it's still not cost effective compared to a stock xt IMO.That's engine hp... kinda like what the factory uses when they publish the vehicle hp... looks better than wheel hp. :wink:
engine = 160 kw = 214 hp
wheel = 118 kw = 158 hp
how is it better? a supercharger is parasitic setup run off a drive belt/pulley causing increased load on the engine. a turbo is free energy run off the exhaust gases.im also a fan of supers over turbos due to the way it boosts the engine... i think i would switch an xt to a super x(s)t if i could find a way to do it right... you know have it be an upgrade... I purchased the x version though because i wanted to use 87 octane so anything that would bump me up over 89 would be a no go...(for now muahahahah)
i didnt say it was better i said i like it better... its the lack of lag or power spikes that i likehow is it better? a supercharger is parasitic setup run off a drive belt/pulley causing increased load on the engine. a turbo is free energy run off the exhaust gases.
if your only concern is what octane fuel you run in your car then you should stay away from forced induction all together.
Keep in mind I installed an AVO Turbo Kit in my '03 X, so I completely agree that it's "NOT" cost effective! With that said, if you have the money, have the skills & want to do it, go for it!i realize that and am being very optimistic and open minded about the #'s on their site. unless you can copy every variable when they dyno'd those published #'s you may in fact be higher or lower on your own car in the end. it's still not cost effective compared to a stock xt IMO.