Three Ways to Increase the Speed of your Subaru WRX
If you’ve invested in a Subaru WRX STI, chances are you’re a person who likes to drive fast. Luckily, there’s a whole host of WRX aftermarket parts and Subaru body kits available to increase the look, power, and performance of your vehicle. In general, Subaru upgrades are designed to increase the reliability and response of your vehicle, but that doesn’t mean that your Subaru performance parts won’t be able to increase power. Here are the top three ways that you can increase the speed of your Subaru WRX STI with aftermarket parts.
Install a New Turbocharger
The turbo, as it’s typically known, is the device that increases the engine’s combustion and power output. Subaru turbos tend to be small, putting more stock in response time than power. However, a new and bigger turbo can give your WRX over 500 horsepower. Experts agree that you’ll also want a good turbo back exhaust. This will require replacing the full exhaust system of your vehicle, but it’s the most comprehensive exhaust system available.
Conical Air Filter
Conical air filters can increase the amount of air that reaches the engine’s combustion chambers, which can give you an extra 17hp to increase your Subaru performance. You’ll also have a louder engine, which is only a downside if you don’t want to show off the power of your vehicle.
Methanol injection uses water to reduce your engine’s intake heat after you’ve installed a turbo, which is at greater risk for detonation (seriously) which can damage your engine. Eventually, your engine will have more power and will burn cleaner. While the idea of adding water to your engine may make you recoil (no pun intended), there isn’t enough water to damage the engine. The water will immediately become steam, so there is never any water left behind to cause rust or corrosion.
In addition to modifying the engine, you’ll want to look into Subaru body kits to improve the aerodynamics, to help the car handle better, and to decrease pressure to make your vehicle perform like a drag racer. Always do your research, and with time, your Subaru WRX STI will be the envy of everyone on the block.