Engine Management and ECU Remapping This section is to discuss the various aspects of engine management modification for your Subaru.

newby here

Old 15 November 2018, 01:40 PM
Scooby Newbie
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: wales
Posts: 2
Default newby here

Hi guys, am relatively new to scoobys, have owned a modified wagon, was actually the wifes supposedly running 280bhp which seemed genuine, but deep down to be honest am an evo person.

Anyway, just sold my evo to free up a bit of cash, and about to buy another scooby since recently getting addicted to track days.

half looking at classics, or maybe 2001 shape, then there are alot better deals out there for wagons.

my evo was running 343bhp and i loved it, having owned a 280 wagon, i would love to see around 300bhp for some track fun.

the idea is to use whatever i buy till about february, then buy maybe a rangey sport, and go full on track car with whatever i buy.

the question is, what sort of mods do i need to get circa 300bhp? its not the be all and end all. my evo was very heavy having a monster sound system installed, so by the time i strip out a scooby, it will probably be on par as standard anyway round a track. i wont be throwing ridiculous amounts of money to get horsepower, but i do like my poke.

also can any of you give any info on ppp, i have looked over the web but it appears to vary massively, i am half looking a high miler wagon on ebay, 2003 with ppp. cheap fun and relatively practical car?

all the best, sorry if i have stuck this post in the wrong section

feel free to convert me from diamonds to stars!!!!!!!
beastbike is offline  
Old 15 November 2018, 02:15 PM
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (6)
BrownPantsRacing's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Herts & Bucks
Posts: 7,998

Welcome. Always good to see a fresh face.

300bhp isn't too difficult in a subaru, although most of the standard smaller turbos like the TD04 will tend to max out at 270-280bhp. You can get a special billet TD04 that will just about crack 300bhp but they will still struggle realistically. For 270bhp you won't need a lot of mods either. To get above 300 you'll need more like bigger VF turbo, STI TMIC, under tray, fuel pump, injectors, filter exhaust, downpipe & map.

Have a look at the guide below, it's very useful. Some of the older links don't work but they have been put back in later pages. I have a copy of the guide I can always send if required.

BrownPantsRacing is offline  
Old 15 November 2018, 10:38 PM
Scooby Newbie
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: wales
Posts: 2

Thanks BPR

have been gathering a little more info today after finally handing over the keys to my baby!!!!!

also wondering what the blocks etc can withstand. I donít mind a bit of fabrication ie fmic and the like. Never really touched wifeys classic wagon other than an airflow meter and the silly little springs under the gearstick!!! Hers had a lot of sti stuff on it.

Still, at the moment for the first time in 21 years I donít own a single car!!! (Rare for me to have less than 2 or 3!!!!!)

lets see see what the weekend brings!
beastbike is offline  
Old 16 November 2018, 09:00 AM
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (5)
LewisScoob's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 693


My advice is to drive as many cars as possible - both WRX and STI, Atleast 2 of each and get a feel for which car suits you best. the gearing and power delivery is quite different between the two cars.

If you're doing track work then i'd tend towards the STI for the bigger brakes and 6 speed box. However, if you go WRX there are good aftermarket alternatives out there for brakes. Or as above you can just swap in STI bits as you like. .
LewisScoob is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
ScoobyNet General
24 August 2009 11:28 PM
ThE RoChFoRd OnE!
Essex Subaru Owners Club
06 November 2007 05:29 PM
Member's Gallery
01 January 2007 04:14 PM
ScoobyNet General
16 December 2004 11:39 AM
ScoobyNet General
16 June 2002 08:13 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: newby here

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.