T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Re: Subbie warranty warning to owners
Originally posted by HSE2
Subaru have issued a warning to owners that any modifications being made could and most likely will void warranties. The announcement came after the discovery that minnor exhaust modifications were found to have been the cause in 3 turbo failures.
My guess is that the Subaru WRX is prone to problems as the factory boost is already at 12psi, and modifiers are windin them up to 14psi or 16psi. Apparently on turbo cars boost levels of 14psi or higher requires forged pistons.
Thats the reason WRX's are so quick cause it's running high boost stock. I remember the earlier STi's were havin a few problems.
Thats why for me if Skyline even in GTS-T is better it's only running 6-7psi and is quicker than a stock WRX. Once again power of the Inline 6 engines can't beat it, unless it's an 8 ofcourse.
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