Subaru R-STi - JDM vs USDM: A Friendly Rivalry -- /TUNED
In the US, we never got the best Subaru of them all, the first generation WRX coupe, getting stuck with the fun-but-not-fast 2.5RS version. One of the more popular upgrades for those cars is the "R-STi" drivetrain swap. In the season premiere of Tuned, we look at two approaches: the USDM drivetrain swap, and the JDM drivetrain swap. Which is better? You decide.
04 wrx 12.5s
12.5 pass and a bogged pass. camera died after that.
RIPP 3rd Gen Eclipse GT Supercharger Stg 1 321whp
This is a video of a 2002 Mitsubishi GT 5SPD running a RIPP Supercharger Drive System in stage 1 form. The car has Old school RIPP headers, 2.5" Exhaust/high flow cats, stock intake manifold and our Boost Cooler installed. This car is running 18 inch wheels. Max-Boost was 9psi. The car is making 321whp. The system is configured in our 2006/07 set up with supplemental injection and BRAT box. All RIPP systems come this way now, the result is more power with less Boost.
03 cobra vs. 04 WRX STI
Video of Blades racing his bolt-on 03 Cobra vs. a 2004 STI