High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide

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CarTech Inc, 2007 - Transportation - 144 pages
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Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 color photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.

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User Review  - clunk - Overstock.com

This is a great book for those that are not mechanically inclined. It has good basic information explaining how things work for begginners and those that want to buy a lot of performance parts. It ... Read full review

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Aside from the mistakes that other reviews have pointed out, the author didn't even mention the ej253. He said the 1999 Imprezas got the phase II ej251 when that's completely wrong. 98 Impreza RS got an ej25d. 99 Legacy and Forester had the ej251, but the 2.5RS got the very first ej253 variant. Then 00-01 RS got the 251. 


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Jeffrey Zurschmeide is a lifelong automotive enthusiast and earns his living writing for newspapers and magazines on automotive topics. His driving and wrenching experience includes SCCA racing in old British and Italian sports cars, circle track racing in a Camaro, Drag racing in a Ford, T-S-D rally in a MINI, and stage rally in Mazdas and Subarus. He is currently the chief mechanic and co-driver for a Subaru 2.5RS rally car. He lives with his wife and daughter on a small farm in Oregon.

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