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Sender's Name: Jay
Question: Hi alan. I\'ve got 5 to 6 grand spare and looking for one a impreza. Now I like the old classic ones. But alot of them the body work hasseen better days. So looking at a newer shape import wrx which I know will cost a bit more to insure. Is there much difference in them engine wise. And parts hard to get? Im a little worried about spending 5 grand on something that could turn into a pile of rubbish. What are the kind of things to look out off on them. If I could find a classic shape one in good nick. I guess I could use the rest of the dosh on a rebuild at your place. What sort of power can the standard 2000 turbo model impreza run. With out to many issues Atb jay
Answer: Hi.. I'd always advise anybody to get the best value for money they can when buying a car. I'd say the 2002 Bugeye STi offers the most bang for buck. They come with the Brembo brakes, six speed box and forged pistons. They have a decent size top mount intercooler. The ECU's are easily mappable and 330 bhp is a given. I agree not everybody likes the looks, but looks won't get you far if you have a crap car! The UK models have at least some rustproofing, compared to the import versions. You should be able to find one within that budget, bear in mind that a good handling unmolested car can always be worth repairing, whereas one that's been smacked about may not be.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Kelly Jones
Question: i have managed to find an ecu with open license so wanted to check the cost with you for remapping my car and also check if there is anything else you recommend doing before i bring it in for remap. it has full exhaust including decat down pipe, fuel pump and k&n panel fllter, new plug leads and MAF and full service including colder plugs, oil, gearbox oil etc
Answer: Hi Kelly - All that sounds fine, apart from running on Shell V Power or Tesco 99 fuel! We charge 350 including vat for full mapping, including before and after dyno sheets.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Adam Duke
Question: Hi there is it possible for you to remap a Peugeot 306 hid 90bhp it will have a straight through exhaust apart from a back box and a front mount inter cooler and induction kit Thanks
Answer: Hi Adam - Yes, we can do those. Expect to gain around 30 bhp. cost is 299 including the dyno testing and vat.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: paul
Question: My Focus 2002 1.8 Tddi goes well but when i stop at lights etc and sit idling runs ok for a few sec then feels like revs drop (although not noticeable on counter) nad feels lumpy then goes back to normal. What would cause this? Turbo and all intake hoses are ok. Makes no difference whether EGR is connected or not.
Answer: EGR faults are common on these, as with most diesels! They don't always put the light on. If you can tolerate it, I'd leave it to develop, it's then easier to diagnose.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: derek
Question: hi alan ive got a scooby 2004 sti uk what extra bhp could i get for around 1500 pounds thanks
Answer: Hi Derek - Assuming the car is standard right now, we could find you anything up to 50/60 bhp extra, moving on from the stock 276 to around 300/340 bhp. I would suggest a sport cat downpipe, 3" Jetex exhaust system and Cosworth panel air filter, to go with a remap. Cost 1200 all in. You'll find the result would much more power, smoothly delivered and a great sound, without being too loud. I'm available on 01752 345880 business hours for a chat or to book!
 
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