Stock Power vs $2000 Engine Mods


Komentáře • 794

  • Joshua van der Voort
    Joshua van der Voort Před měsícem +1832

    I must say, 20-30 minutes on these types of videos is the perfect length. 12-15 is a bit too short for me

    • Veer-Spec III
      Veer-Spec III Před 2 dny

      "12-15 is a bit too short for me"
      Thats what she said

    • Eric Ford
      Eric Ford Před 14 dny

      It’s for algorithm reasons also time it takes to make content.

    • Georgios Theodorou
      Georgios Theodorou Před měsícem

      Totally agree

    • Jonathan T
      Jonathan T Před měsícem

      Yeah they are being lazy

    • Samuel Garrod
      Samuel Garrod Před měsícem

      @R/D You carry on telling yourself that.

  • Ross Carlson
    Ross Carlson Před měsícem +662

    You guys are absolutely killing it with this series - while the production value is fairly low its actually perfect for what it is - you guys are showing you don't need fancy this or that - you need good chaps with great chemistry and personality - and of course interesting petrolhead content!

    • 8117G
      8117G Před měsícem

      Shame about the cheap exhaust. Should of bought a better unit which is would fit and work better. You had a big budget not the normal subaru owners one. 🙄

    • Kaz
      Kaz Před měsícem +5

      @Psychedelic Phlegm apparently making a car fast on a small budget is exclusive to Donut Media. Lol ok buddy.

    • Ross Carlson
      Ross Carlson Před měsícem +4

      @Psychedelic Phlegm Riiiiight, sure they are. No clue what you're referring to but you do realize that one CZcams channel doesn't own an idea and that many channels do very similar videos and or ideas and it's in no way "ripping someone off", right? Actually from your comment no, no you don't understand that. Either way these guys are, in my opinion, MUCH more fun to watch than the Donut guys - nothing against them but they aren't at all my cup of tea and I suspect from the success of the channel and this series others agree.
      Demonetized for doing similar videos, wow, if that were remotely true most of CZcams would be demonetized. HAHA

    • Psychedelic Phlegm
      Psychedelic Phlegm Před měsícem +1

      They just need to carry on ripping off DONUT MEDIA until they get demonetized

    • Kyle Tan
      Kyle Tan Před měsícem +20

      Nothing beats watching car guys having a bad day then ended up with great results. I want this on a box set!

  • xRiot
    xRiot Před měsícem +170

    These are always the kind of car videos I enjoy the most, not the supercars and the fancy shit, but the relatable stuff

    • xRiot
      xRiot Před měsícem +1

      @Cleonze Nasro exactly, we can actually do the same things to our cars it just feels familiar

    • Cleonze Nasro
      Cleonze Nasro Před měsícem +3

      I agree, I think also because this car is not too expensive they don't have to be very careful with it, they can trash it around. Plus the mods are closer to reality to us then let's say staging an Audi R8 and being " ohhh it's so fast I wish you can feel how fast it is ".

  • Daniel Meiselman
    Daniel Meiselman Před měsícem +177

    WRX was a great selection for this series! Great aftermarket support for cheap mods. Keep it up!

    • IrishWristwatch
      IrishWristwatch Před měsícem +1

      @Constantine Gaskey how? Modding cars on a budget is a tale as old as time

    • Constantine Gaskey
      Constantine Gaskey Před měsícem

      they copied donut media don’t support these guys

    • Buss
      Buss Před měsícem +1

      @b.w.93 yea but then u start to forget all the annoyances as soon as u start driving

    • b.w.93
      b.w.93 Před měsícem +1

      The mods are cheap, but some things can take so much more time because the boxer configuration

  • Harry
    Harry Před měsícem +664

    Wonder how much go faster stripes would affect the performance

    • Grounded
      Grounded Před měsícem

      @Schrodingers other cat stickerbomb, really.

    • Schrodingers other cat
      Schrodingers other cat Před měsícem

      @Grounded My brain: Once you get past 50%, what is the car colour and what is the stripe? Keep adding stripes until you change the whole colour of the car. Like a wrap but made of stripes

    • Danny Thompson
      Danny Thompson Před měsícem

      They don't actually affect performance on ther Hannibal side... They make cars more arrow dynamic...

    • alx gu
      alx gu Před měsícem

      The gains would be cancelled out by carrying the extra weight 🤷

    • Austin Tillman
      Austin Tillman Před měsícem


  • JohnCharb87
    JohnCharb87 Před měsícem +359

    I've been loving this Subaru build series!

  • Voltikz
    Voltikz Před měsícem +10

    Bigger turbo and intercooler imo and Go more hard-core with the weight saving

  • Thomas
    Thomas Před měsícem +38

    Dyno and suspension setup will gain so much time.

    • Kuni - Kimina
      Kuni - Kimina Před měsícem

      @Jonathan Philips are those worth it on the 15+?

    • Jonathan Philips
      Jonathan Philips Před měsícem

      Needs Anti Lift Kit control arm bushings. Pretty cheap too

    • Ross Carlson
      Ross Carlson Před měsícem +18

      Was thinking that too - a proper corner balance and track focused setup should gain at least 1-2 seconds with a capable driver, which they have.

  • RaceDynamix Subaru Tuning
    RaceDynamix Subaru Tuning Před měsícem +342

    Great result guys and great to meet you both 👍😎

    • Alex Wong
      Alex Wong Před měsícem +10

      I don't know, I really liked to see them sort of fumble around and figure things out. I feel like they brought in a Subaru Jedi Master when they called you.

    • RaceDynamix Subaru Tuning
      RaceDynamix Subaru Tuning Před měsícem +12

      @David Andrews awesome David 👌

    • David Andrews
      David Andrews Před měsícem +25

      Mine is one of those blobeye wrx making 303 on a td04, you mapped it last year and still going strong

      OVERDRIVE  Před měsícem +82

      Thanks for the tune! Just gotta beat that Lambo now! Callum

  • Tylor Miranda
    Tylor Miranda Před měsícem +14

    I would be very excited to see a turbo and intercooler for big gains!

  • Vtec Turbo Mini Guy
    Vtec Turbo Mini Guy Před měsícem +9

    This video perfectly sums up what it is like to work on a Subaru, a massive ball ache but worth it when all done! Good work guys, and still with £6k of the budget left!? Get a forged block, bigger turbo and FMIC and it will be a monster! By the way, I think the stock injectors were 440cc's

    • Dub 537h
      Dub 537h Před měsícem +1

      Subaru are the easiest vehicles to work on

    • b.w.93
      b.w.93 Před měsícem +2

      Forged block for 6k is a bit much. You could do rods, pistons and an sti vf34 turbo, not accounting for labour that should work. A ej207 sti engine can hold about 360hp (with stock turbo) with rods/pistons about 400. Depending on how different the wrx ej205 is anywhere between 360 and 400 is possible

  • Neural Net
    Neural Net Před měsícem +3

    Would be great to see this challenge done with more cars, the more unusual (or unsuitable) the better.

  • Dman20111
    Dman20111 Před měsícem +11

    That is amazing! I expected a 30-40 hp gain but holy crap did I underestimate. Thank you guys so much for this content btw, the chemistry's great!

  • Eh+ SimRacing
    Eh+ SimRacing Před měsícem +3

    I've been really enjoying this series. Looking forward to seeing the final results.

  • Артём Тесленко
    Артём Тесленко Před měsícem +23

    Ребята, вы не представляете как я ждал новую серию. Для понимания, я загружаю эту серию с ужасным интернетом уже 15 минут и смотрю при помощи переводчика, но это всё ровно стоит того! С нетерпением жду новый выпуск!

  • OwensShadow
    OwensShadow Před měsícem +5

    Oh my gosh this is awesome! I'm so happy this series is continuing, and this is such a great episode. I can't wait to see the results next episode on the track 🤩🤩

  • TN Dc2
    TN Dc2 Před měsícem +7

    Literally putting their lives on the line in the name of performance, made me subscribe.

  • MasLoOo 011
    MasLoOo 011 Před měsícem

    Love this series! Keep it up guys🤟🏼 can’t wait for next episode!

  • Jack Jones
    Jack Jones Před měsícem +6

    This series is where it’s at!, keep it regular!

  • benfidar
    benfidar Před měsícem +5

    I was wondering about that exhaust! I paid $1500 for mine on the e30, I thought, how on earth, $380??? Riiiiiiiiiight, it's crap.

  • Cats Corner
    Cats Corner Před měsícem +1

    Loving this series. Hope to see more budget car modding like this in future.

  • Soup
    Soup Před měsícem

    Awesome, definitely one of my favorite car related CZcams series I’ve seen in a while. Keep it up!

  • Alvaras S
    Alvaras S Před měsícem +1

    Been really into these series now, having 2 Subarus myself and did exact same jobs you did byself without any experience was a 'cancer', but gained loads experience . Funny enough I had exact same exhaust blow lol. Keep the great work, this is true enthusiast stuff!

  • Grounded
    Grounded Před měsícem +14

    Anybody still remember how the car still had to be "practical"? I wonder how fast the Subaru would still be with your moving stuff in the back of the "van:?

    • Shona
      Shona Před měsícem +12

      The only rule they had was that it had to be MORE practical than a supercar. Which it immediately is just by having big boot space.

    • Alperen
      Alperen Před měsícem +4

      Supercar also is unpractical

    • The Horror
      The Horror Před měsícem

      Smh they back peddled us.

  • Ace Rimmer
    Ace Rimmer Před měsícem +73

    You may have nearly 6k leftover, but if you counted in Richard's pay after this headache, then surely this project is over budget! 😅 Mechanics like him are priceless.

  • Temple Rea
    Temple Rea Před měsícem +1

    Nice! I was wondering about this build for a month or two, I’m glad you three are still making progress.

  • D3V1NF5
    D3V1NF5 Před měsícem +14

    The joys of subaru flat fours... loving the series!

  • Simon Oram
    Simon Oram Před měsícem +6

    304!! Well done fellas! That has to be worth the injuries?

  • Daivd1111
    Daivd1111 Před měsícem

    What a nice series! Keep them coming

  • Shortstuffjo
    Shortstuffjo Před měsícem +5

    Just a thought but would an E85 tune be a cheap-ish way to increase power even more? I honestly don't know how expensive it is or if it's even possible with your Subaru but maybe it's something to look into. Also I'd bet you could dial the suspension in even more than it already is. Anyway I really like this series and very much enjoy the chemistry between the three of you (and shoutout to Richard too lol). Thanks guys!

    • Hotwheels Reviews Guy
      Hotwheels Reviews Guy Před měsícem

      They're in the UK which means you cannot get e85 at a petrol station. Also if they did they would probably need to go for a flex fuel setup to ensure they weren't just limited to e85 alone. There are more cost affective methods of making power when you consider these things.

    • MozzaPlaysGames
      MozzaPlaysGames Před měsícem

      I almost wonder if it will be something accessible with the turbo and front mount. But it is meant to be practical, maybe E85 would make it unpractical given the access to the fuel itself

    • HIT ME UP ON TELE-GRAM👉(@FredTavarish)
      HIT ME UP ON TELE-GRAM👉(@FredTavarish) Před měsícem

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  • Uzay Alp Berksoy
    Uzay Alp Berksoy Před měsícem +4

    I have been waiting for this video for soooooo long!!! This series is great!

  • YourTransformationUK
    YourTransformationUK Před měsícem +4

    Duncan is a breath of fresh air isn’t he? Obviously loves what he does, and shares in the joy of his customers when he’s worked his magic. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  • RC_M4NU
    RC_M4NU Před měsícem +3

    Maybe a flat bottom would help the air flow

  • FuzzyCactusFilms
    FuzzyCactusFilms Před měsícem

    You guys are great keep it up

  • Silas Mayes
    Silas Mayes Před měsícem +4

    On my previous Acura the fuel injectors were a 30 minute job lol.

    • Yu Tube
      Yu Tube Před měsícem

      Those green brackets of death REALLY suck. I managed to pull an injector wire loose in the process and never could track down the problem myself.

    • Fred
      Fred Před měsícem


  • DaRix
    DaRix Před měsícem +1

    I love this series. And now it would like to lower the chassis

  • Kenny S
    Kenny S Před měsícem

    Yes I’ve been waiting for this for ages. One of the best CZcams series I’ve found, so glad I found your channel!

  • Brendan Evan
    Brendan Evan Před měsícem

    I look forward to this series so much

  • Davit Khublaryan
    Davit Khublaryan Před měsícem

    Holy Moly!! Wasn’t expecting that much hp gain! Love it !!!

  • saqphire
    saqphire Před měsícem +4

    Now you can say blood, sweat and tears went into this build

  • Jan B
    Jan B Před měsícem

    Guys I'm loving this. Just discovered the channel and subscribing for sure!

  • DeepSeaGaming
    DeepSeaGaming Před měsícem

    Before even watching this I just want to say this is the most excited I've been for a video in a long time

  • Dave Kennedy
    Dave Kennedy Před měsícem +5

    I thought that a big part of Subarus weird soundtrack is its Boxer engine? They always have an odd burble to them don't they?

    • Messy G-Tar
      Messy G-Tar Před měsícem

      The uel headers also reduce power too believe it or now. Hence the na ej's came with el headers to try and get a bit more out of them. Also the reason when races they have el headers

    • Mattsretiring
      Mattsretiring Před měsícem +2

      No. The "burbley" ones have an asymmetrical exhaust system. The latest series of FA engines have a matched exhaust system and they don't have anywhere near the characteristics of the old engine (some even have CVT fitted 🤯)

  • M M
    M M Před měsícem

    Wow, that dyno reads REALLY high. I've never seen a stock td94 subaru make more than 165whp on multiple local dynos. 2002-2005 cars are usually right at 150-155whp, the 2.5 liter cars push 160 stock, with more torque. Over 300 on stock turbo, catted up pipe, tgv valves, stock intercooler, stock inlet pipe... thats absolutely bullshit. that wouldn't make more than 190whp if you're lucky on our dynos here. Maybe break 100mph in the quarter if you are lucky. Those mods aren't really big power adders, even with tune.

  • Mpho Sekete
    Mpho Sekete Před měsícem

    Guys you been brilliant... even have the bell on I can't wait for the next episode

  • Robin Sprenkels
    Robin Sprenkels Před měsícem

    Whether or not it beats the lambo, I would love to see the bigger turbo on there either way!

  • Craig Hartmann
    Craig Hartmann Před měsícem

    one of the best series ever!!

  • Festive Bear
    Festive Bear Před měsícem +1

    Gotta agree with the other comments, I am really enjoying this series. You really don't need fancy editing or equipment to make a good video, just good connections and a good idea. You guys are really making something nice happen with all of these extra guys and involving yourselves so much. It's not like "we dropped it at the shop and they fixed it up for us", it's: "we got down and dirty for 2-3 days working on this, eventually we had to give it to the shop because it's just out of our expertise, but we did most of the work". Really adds a nice personal touch to it that makes me all the more invested. Plus bringing in experts to really give it a specialty touch, with Richard and Duncan being specialists in the field.

  • Vasilis Sirmatakis
    Vasilis Sirmatakis Před měsícem

    Perfect video length, really enjoyed it. Something is wrong with the sound, but I really love those videos

  • Cold Shoulder
    Cold Shoulder Před měsícem +5

    Easy 350hp to 400hp with front mount intercooler bigger turbo and exhaust, Walbro 255fuel pump, injectors and remap then your sorted boys.

    • Deccas :^)
      Deccas :^) Před měsícem

      Shoulda done a down pipe at least though

    • Deccas :^)
      Deccas :^) Před měsícem

      A decent top mount would be better for this, they’re not chasing high numbers just a fast car

  • Bolduard
    Bolduard Před měsícem +1

    Dont forget to do that weight reduction V2. At least off camera :D

  • dogebeatsaber
    dogebeatsaber Před měsícem

    when is the next one gonna come out-i cant stop watching this its so good

  • Tobias Mills
    Tobias Mills Před měsícem +1

    Vent mounts are great, unless you need the heating on, you know heating up your phone while charging it …

  • Chrisjk
    Chrisjk Před měsícem

    Awesome, my favourite episode so far. I kinda hope that you don't QUITE beat the Lambo, so big turbo and intercooler gets done. It's actually turning into quite a car!

  • Rusko Netsky
    Rusko Netsky Před měsícem +1

    Oh that is a Very Nice subi sound, makes me wish I'd gotten one!

  • atm0706
    atm0706 Před měsícem +2

    Hmmm... Something seems off with that power number. I've never seen a wrx with the OEM td04l make over like 250whp. That Dyno must either read very high, or there's some corrections going on. You're lucky to make that power on an ej205 with a vf39 from an sti.

  • Osemeke Echenim
    Osemeke Echenim Před měsícem

    300+ hp wow!!! that's amazing!!! Congrats guys... Looks like we are defeating that lambo after all

  • Yousuf Ahmad
    Yousuf Ahmad Před měsícem

    Bloody love this series but can't fathom why it's taking two months to roll each part out!

  • Ben Chasing Horizons
    Ben Chasing Horizons Před měsícem

    Greatly enjoyed thanks guys.

  • Aline Cruz
    Aline Cruz Před měsícem +5

    We need stripes for a 20 hp gain

  • thefastmeow
    thefastmeow Před měsícem

    as a person who has no idea how cars work, I can definitely say that this is one of the cars of all time.

  • refreshing_AC
    refreshing_AC Před měsícem +69

    11:49 is very relatable, as is 12:25
    Whatever you all pay Richard, it isn't enough 😂 Love the series! It actually brought me to the channel. Love how relatable the content and the hosts are!

    • Ari Kolbeinsson
      Ari Kolbeinsson Před měsícem +1

      What? You mean they should be PAYING him??? :p

    • Peixe Serra
      Peixe Serra Před měsícem +4

      Callum rapidly blasting F bombs had me with the dumbest cheek to cheek smile

  • Tama Galvin
    Tama Galvin Před měsícem +1

    MORE! I love this series :)

  • josh brall
    josh brall Před měsícem

    My love for the Subaru will never die the rumbles from the exhaust and whistles from the turbo are unmatched

  • Nate Deezy
    Nate Deezy Před měsícem +2

    That’s pretty good a stock STI makes about 250whp

    • Psychedelic Phlegm
      Psychedelic Phlegm Před měsícem

      This is UK so was measured at wheels and then calculated to bhp. Still power more than STI from same period, but more like 20bhp rather than 50whp.

  • Timothy Wright
    Timothy Wright Před měsícem

    Are they running the stock 5 speed? I thought these can't handle that much power

  • MonkeyMD
    MonkeyMD Před měsícem

    Exactly my first thought. You already had the turbo off.... TWICE. CHANGE IT!

  • LordSeemz
    LordSeemz Před měsícem

    I bought that exact exhaust and spend more money on modifying it 😅

  • Alperen
    Alperen Před měsícem +1

    14:56 Please use protective equipment, show must go on safely :)

  • M M
    M M Před měsícem

    Just fyi for anyone wanting the most performance for the money...its almost always a bigger turbo, and as minimal supporting mods as possible. Stock location turbo, catless parts that mate with oem exhausts, bigger injectors, flash tuned. Always will beat out full bolt ons and stock turbo.

  • Ewok
    Ewok Před měsícem

    I swear every single build ever just ends up with a big spinny boi slapped on it for an easy 100hp

  • San-Joshua Barrett
    San-Joshua Barrett Před měsícem

    You can tell that guy really loves Subaru's

  • tenaciousdnut
    tenaciousdnut Před měsícem

    If that exhaust was from Gravity Performance on eBay, then I fell for the same rubbish. Bought one for my 330ci and I had to cut it up and forcibly bend bits to make it fit, and even then the hanger brackets weren't even in the same post code as the mounting points. Also on first start, it blew fibreglass dustings EVERYWHERE. Adding insult to injury, the stock exhaust sounded much better, too. Absolute trash, a complete waste of time and metal, and a valuable lesson learned.

    • Elios0000
      Elios0000 Před měsícem

      stock is pretty much fine on these cars if its in good shape get nice high flow cat and muffler and its near as good any thing "custom"

  • Joshua Minke
    Joshua Minke Před měsícem +1

    need to strengthen the engine internals now. get it fully forged. then get a bigger turbo, pretty sure you could do that with 6k

    • Fred
      Fred Před měsícem +1

      The track is pretty small, better handling would do more good than more power i think

  • MorreRacing Team
    MorreRacing Team Před měsícem

    Those stock exhaust manifolds 🤢 easy power gains with good exhaust manifolds.

    LIKWID Před měsícem

    I've never felt more sorry for a car before, just buy a proper exhaust system that fits, would have saved you a hassle.

  • Mr menace
    Mr menace Před měsícem

    You don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this video.

  • Scott Strong
    Scott Strong Před měsícem

    So they gave it more fuel, air, and less back pressure and it gained 100hp!?

  • Trevor Conrad
    Trevor Conrad Před měsícem

    At least you'll have plenty experience when putting on that new larger turbo. My vf52 was a great upgrade for my outback XT looking forward to the next episode!

  • Nate
    Nate Před měsícem

    Need to do a sun roof delete! That’s a ton of weight up high that you can ditch in addition to all the sound deadening.

  • Tom Liddon
    Tom Liddon Před měsícem

    Should added a turbo like a vf35 or a tdo5 and 550cc injectors the 750cc are a bit overkill on a tdo4.

  • TyDontDy
    TyDontDy Před měsícem +5

    Definitely intercooler needed. And with those supporting mods you can easily go bigger turbo

  • Adam Hayden
    Adam Hayden Před měsícem

    I spent more then 2k on my car so far in just performance parts. GDI 2.0t on e50 with aux fueling. Has 2 extra 42lbs injectors on throttle body that only spray under whatever throttle position I have them set up at. Helps keep my valves clean also.

  • Alex Langmaid
    Alex Langmaid Před měsícem

    Duncan just has the type of face that says you can trust me that I will have this car make power. Love it. Perfect length on the vids lads keep it up!

  • Timo Hone
    Timo Hone Před měsícem

    I have been waiting for this episode for 2 months!!

  • Burma Jones
    Burma Jones Před měsícem

    Is it the RHD making up pipe removal so hard?

  • TheMoe
    TheMoe Před měsícem

    13:10 felt hours or did it actually take hours 😂

  • Lucas Corea
    Lucas Corea Před měsícem +1


  • Tom O'Brien
    Tom O'Brien Před měsícem

    Little tip for next time... If you undid the engine mount nuts under the engine cradle, you would've been able to jack the engine up an inch on the offside to be able to get the turbo up-pipe out from underneath without needing to remove the turbo

  • Garnet Reece Jones
    Garnet Reece Jones Před měsícem +1

    Surprised you didn’t do a vf series STi turbo (not sure if yours comes with the td04 or not, in the USA it does) but we can find STi vf series in the USA used for 500-600 bucks, which would be a huge update.
    Anyway. Love this series

  • Elian Tonietti
    Elian Tonietti Před měsícem

    holy shit! those are pretty damn good gains!

    SPVRDA Před měsícem +2

    Was 196hp measured at the wheels or at the crank?

    • Yu Tube
      Yu Tube Před měsícem +1

      @OVERDRIVE So 304 was at the crank? Great videos by the way!

    • 34pimpdog
      34pimpdog Před měsícem +1

      @OVERDRIVE what. It was on the rollers.

      OVERDRIVE  Před měsícem +4

      At the crank. For some reason that's how we do it in the UK. Callum

  • ThePippin89
    ThePippin89 Před měsícem +8

    FYI, the normal way to remove the up pipe is to loosen the engine mounts and jack the engine up on one side to rotate it out the way.

  • William Jenkins
    William Jenkins Před měsícem

    Man if this Subaru doesn’t beat the Lambo, it’ll be the biggest let down of the century :(

  • AztekSupreme
    AztekSupreme Před měsícem +31

    I loved this ! This might seriously be the best content on CZcams

  • Chris Tomsett
    Chris Tomsett Před měsícem

    Stock turbo definitely stretched at 300. Duncan mapped my classic afew yrs back. Very good

  • Tyler Dando-Laurence
    Tyler Dando-Laurence Před měsícem

    Donut just got their WRX to 400bph so lets see how it goes boys

  • Logan M
    Logan M Před měsícem

    Awesome content. This is what CZcams should be all about!

  • MFG On Two Wheels
    MFG On Two Wheels Před měsícem +3

    It's pretty wild how big of a bump in power you can get from bolt-ons and a tune. Modern turbo cars are pretty impressive. There was a time not long ago where to see that kind of gain, you had to go from NA to forced induction.

  • Shaz
    Shaz Před měsícem

    I'm glad they included the cost of a new map in the $2,000. Most other channels include it after the fact