[200q20v] upgrade advice

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sat Dec 1 19:07:35 EST 2001

You've already taken a considerable step backward with your fat wallet,
going from UFO's to G60s.  Which way is up?


> From: Chris Covington <malth at umich.edu>
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:18:55 -0500 (EST)
> To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Cc: <s-car-list at yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] upgrade advice
> I'm considering a turbo / exhaust manifold upgrade (probably the IA
> "torquey" junior-RS2 turbo with the IA manifold), but I'm concerned about
> the implications this might have on the rest of the car, such as for
> instance, the G60 brakes.  I'm very happy with my 200q20v the way it is
> now (except a little more power would be nice):  recent G60 conversion,
> 16" BBS wheels that won't fit any of the brake packages, stock suspension
> redone, rebuilt head/valves (got the car after a Subaru dealership tried
> to give it a new timing belt, they failed), new stock injectors, basically
> stock everything except for the IA3 chip.  But I have a case of fat wallet.
> Would running this IA turbo/manifold package overpower the brakes or the
> suspension?  I don't feel like going through with another brake conversion
> at this time, and buying new wheels, with my relatively brand new G60s
> performing well for my needs which don't include tracking the car (I get
> that out of my system with motorcycles).
> Chris
> '91 200q20v
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