Subaru Impreza WRX STi – Turbo and High-Tech Performance Magazine

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Two Radical Subarus, 1033 WHP Of Ferocity

Hailing from Maryland, Agile Automotive has built a reputation for tuning one WRX at a time. The crew’s creations all the common denominators deemed in the field of import tuning: style, footwork and attention to These two wild rides a lot, including: dyno tracking over 500 whp; who longed from afar for the WRX landing their dream and drag race aspirations.

both of these fully Subies are destined for the strip, we them at the end of their runs as driven street cars.

I saw the STi in 1996 while I was serving in the Air Force and stationed over in Minter says. I was instantly to the car. I decided then I would buy one at the first opportunity I In 2003 I retired from the Air and bought myself a 2003 WRX as a gift to myself.

Only four months did the news break of the introduction of the STi the U.S. market. Needless to and to my wife’s dismay, in only a few months, I had two Subaru’s in the driveway. I the very first STi that was at the dealership in May of 2003.

The STi has 65,000 on the clock and a 529whp dyno in the glove box, which is enough. Once you consider the is internally stock, jaws to drop. The EJ25 plant is by a custom Agile side-mount turbo kit with an APS 725 FMIC the charge air.

The Garrett GT35 ball-bearing is all about torque, Minter I also like the fully side-mount install. This is so powerful, putting 480 lb-ft of to the wheels.

The APS intercooler is by far the best on the market in my eyes, Minter It’s so efficient, and the installation / hardware and fitment templates are a cut anything else I’ve

The fuel system has been to support big boost with a 255lph pump, Perrin rails and 850cc injectors. A AccessPort is employed to tune the The Subie relies on JIC Magic FLT coilovers and a collection of Cusco for its handling prowess and Disc Australia rotors for added power.

Visually, a ChargeSpeed kit is the marquee performance. The kit features a V2 lip and is further enhanced with a carbon-fiber reverse-cowl hood. The of this car blends both the and show, resulting in the unique that I was looking for, says. The engine bay is finished a powder-coated intake manifold, steel braided hoses, fittings, and polished piping.

Airbrushed graphics and a ChargeSpeed kit suggest a show car, a roll cage and racing betray this car’s background. This car was once a autocross competitor and I strive to it a competitive drag car in the future.

for quarter-mile domination have laid and wrenches are turning. The engine will be pulled and with a built bullet. Junction Subaru will the STi block, which will be with low-compression forged JE, a GT Spec Gen-II Racing Manifold with Jet Hot 2000 will be supporting a bigger turbo.

Minter reports a new stand-alone management, performance heads/cams, and a injection system will out the transformation. After that: the strip. Beware, Baltimore.

Hill McCarty was motivated by a running love of rally from the 1990s when the crew campaigned the Legacy I watched every rally I get my eyes on, McCarty says, off the internet or on VHS or DVD. Then the of hours of time spent the WRX STi in Gran Turismo just my desire to own one at all costs.

Hill’s Rally Blue WRX hits all the notes thanks to its Version 7 RA a 2.0-liter JDM STi engine swap. The RA engine is Subaru’s race the RA stands for Race Altered. In trim the Spec-C sports a deck, forged pistons, rods and a forged crankshaft.

It runs much more cams, flexes ported AVCS (variable intake timing), and has a lofty 8000rpm rev Hill also swapped in the JDM STi gearbox and all the pertinent driveline all the way back to the hubs.

Boost is by an Agile SC61 GT-Series kit that pressurizes an Agile setup featuring a Perrin core and custom end tanks. the intercooler, boost traverses a custom powdercoated intake before entering the flat One of the trick things about our McCarty says, is how the turbocharger is not supported by the pipes themselves, but by a rigid set of brackets that the pipes from cracking or under moments of high or extreme heat cycling.

Other notable engine include: Perrin fuel which ensure proper distribution (this can be a concern WRX’s are introduced to big boost); an 2C water injection system, subsidizes the charge-air cooling and pushes back the engine’s threshold; and an AEM EMS unit, which harmony within the RA Spec-C’s and ignition mapping schematics. a set of 800cc Power Enterprises on the front line and diligent on the EMS unit, Agile has extracted 504 whp on the Dynapack chassis dyno.

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