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Old 15 January 2005, 08:06 PM
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Alright guys - just picked up my 93 WRX today -bloody awesome! - fitted with a full decat exhaust with downpipe, induction kit and dump valve. Previously drove a Prelude vtec. Can you guys tell me if I can run the scoob on normal 97 RON and add octane booster or does it have to be Optimax etc with the booster? - how can I tell what boost the car is currently running other than fitting a boost gauge?. Cheers guys.
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Old 15 January 2005, 08:49 PM
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Hello and welcome m8!

As i see, you know a bit about them already so i won't go to far into detail and risk makin an **** of myself, so i'll just say, you can run the WRX on unleaded or Optimax with octane booster, either will be fine for now, but in the future and maybe even if you can, always, run with the Optimax and booster...better to be safe than sorry!

As for the boost, IIRC, it should be about 0.97, although because it's a jap motor it might be a bit different, but not by a huge margin.

Get some pics up.
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Old 15 January 2005, 09:02 PM
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Might be worth popping into the group buy section and getting yourself a Knocklink just to be sure that its not detting.

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Old 18 January 2005, 09:29 AM
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Old 02 February 2005, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wrxmania

Go on Brian
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Old 03 February 2005, 11:36 AM
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IMHO the first thing anyone should buy for a JDM scoob is a knocklink, better safe than sorry!

To many people (generally not scoobynet folk) buy a JDM, run it on 95ron, blow it up then complain they're unreliable.

Optimax and booster mate get saving for an Apexi power FC ecu, that'll get you back to plain optimax and a bit of extra go into the bargain!

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P.S. steer clear of the technical sections... the modding bug is terminal and highly contageous
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Old 04 February 2005, 01:02 PM
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Hi Vtec220,

Welcome to the world of crazy Impreza where your wallet takes a kickin!!
They recon you should be around 0.97Bar boost but.....if you have a deCAT downpipe and centre section then beware.

Honestly, i have had my STI2 for a while and its great but one thing i noticed was the boost went ape-**** when i put Eq. headers, deCAT dp and flexi UPPipe. At one point the boost was hitting almost 1.3Bar............Trust me thats defo not good.

Get yourself a Knocklink and boost gadge, it could save you 1000+ should something go "kiss kiss bang bang"

As above thread, watch out for the modding Virus, i have spent over 3500 on mine and its still not 100%.

With the Impreza when it comes to mods, you change 1thing, you must change 2other things to compensate.

Reach for the Sky but don't over expose your pennies and pounds. my car is sitting in the garage awaiting new uprated brakes due to some serious burning smell.

All the best with your car and future developments,

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Old 04 February 2005, 02:32 PM
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Alright mate, which bit of Fife are you from??

I wont go on about mods etc, I see thats already been done!!

If you are in mid/north Fife then pop along to the Dundee Meets, everyone is welcome. If you are in south Fife then it might be easier to attend Edinburgh/Lothian meets, I'm sure the guys down there will be happy to meet and greet a new face!!


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Old 05 February 2005, 01:26 AM
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Meet details on SIDC site at http://www.scottishscoobies.com
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Old 11 February 2005, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by wrxmania
Meet details on SIDC site at http://www.scottishscoobies.com
Do you get a fiver every time someone uses that link from this forum?
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Old 12 February 2005, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by hugo
Do you get a fiver every time someone uses that link from this forum?
No but he should.

www.scottishscoobies.com

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Old 12 February 2005, 10:54 AM
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In addition to the above advice.

I would strongly advice not to use the car to its max potential, I.E do not keep the foot planted over 100 mph for any period of time. Import WRX's were not designed to exceed 112mph and when you exceed this the top mount intercooler cannot cool the inlet charge and the charge temp will rise to astronomical levels. When the charge temp rises to much it will try and melt the pistons which will hit you with a bill for 1000+

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Old 12 February 2005, 06:32 PM
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www.scottishscoobies.co.uk is also a great place to visit
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Old 12 February 2005, 07:59 PM
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hi m8, head for http://www.scottishscoobies.com and welcome
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Old 13 February 2005, 09:25 PM
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Yup, from a peace of mind point of view run your JDM WRX on Optimax + OB plus install a Knocklink.
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