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This is a discussion on Stage 2 Wagon vs. Nissan Spec V within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I traded in my '03 Spec V for the STi in February '04. Was a great little car. I had ...

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    I traded in my '03 Spec V for the STi in February '04. Was a great little car. I had lots of aftermarket goodies on it, but when it came to turbo's, the QR25DE wasn't all too friendly. I was 99% ready to purchase a turbo kit for it, but realized that the engine just wasn't built for the extra air. That would most likely require some new pistons and connecting rods (the guys at Nissan who built the SR20 must have been fired prior to the QR25 engine design.)

    Anyhow, I forked over the cash for an STi, and have been pretty happy since. I visit the Spec V boards once in a while to see what's going on. Lots of nice rides in there, but the drama is still the same (Spec V guys know exactly who I am referring to!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by olsaltybastard
    ...I was 99% ready to purchase a turbo kit for it, but realized that the engine just wasn't built for the extra air. That would most likely require some new pistons and connecting rods ...
    Sounds a lot like going big turbo on my Mazdaspeed Protege. You'd need forged internals and proper engine management. Gets to be big $$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex
    nice car man!

    Do you have any pictures of it?
    Here's one of the engine bay.


    Here is the dyno vid
    http://gallery.thevboard.com/showpic...eturbotune.wmv

    Dyno Sheet...
    04 Spec V
    PTI Stage 2 Turbo Kit
    275whp 246wtq @ 7.5psi
    plus some other stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec Me Turbo
    Here's one of the engine bay.


    Here is the dyno vid
    http://gallery.thevboard.com/showpic...eturbotune.wmv

    Dyno Sheet...
    nice!

    any interior/exterior pics?
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    Nice spec!

    had an 02 before my wrx...def a fun car.

    and yeah, that is cool too see diff cars giving each other props...normally it ends up in a flame fest.
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    I raced one from a highway roll when I had a Stage 3 and he only fell back 2-3 cars at the most....their gearing is alot better then ours, I kept starting at the bottom of gears and he was right in his sweet spot.
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    Originally posted by yermom
    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    now there's like.. a better one, right? but what's it called?
    yeah the nismo S-tune (or is it Z-tune?). but IMO it isnt all that much better.... plus it has that fugly front end. id rather buy one from the first year it came out and buy some suspension bits.
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