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InitialDC 07-14-2012 05:03 AM

2.5i to GT
 
Hey, who here has made there 2.5i into a 2.5iT? And is a turbo the only thing that's different between the GT and the 2.5i? Was it costly and was it worth the modification?

valadares 07-14-2012 07:08 AM

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Leviman 07-15-2012 01:17 AM

Not worth it. You can damn near sell a 2.5i for as much as you can get a LGT

1stick3pedals 07-15-2012 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by InitialDC (Post 3980791)
Hey, who here has made there 2.5i into a 2.5iT? And is a turbo the only thing that's different between the GT and the 2.5i? Was it costly and was it worth the modification?

It depends on how attached you are to your current car. And it depends on how much you are willing to do or willing to pay a shop to do.

Was it worth it? I never looked back.

The GT does benefit from slightly better brakes and some tech features.

GEE-OTTO 07-15-2012 02:47 PM

Like 1stick3pedals said if your 2.5i is "the" car for you like many of us here, this is a great mod. If you know you are going up to the GT, not so much. I think this mod would quench the thirst but the other perks like the turn LED mirrors, heated wipers and brakes are things at attract us all to that trim :)

m sprank 07-15-2012 04:28 PM

AVO make a bolt on turbo kit for the 2.5i. Expensive. Buy a GT. Much is different about the cars. Not just the turbo.

1stick3pedals 07-15-2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by GEE-OTTO (Post 3982228)
Like 1stick3pedals said if your 2.5i is "the" car for you like many of us here, this is a great mod. If you know you are going up to the GT, not so much. I think this mod would quench the thirst but the other perks like the turn LED mirrors, heated wipers and brakes are things at attract us all to that trim :)

I got heated wipers when my windshield was replaced with one that had the heating elements ;)

InitialDC 07-16-2012 09:53 AM

Thanks for the advice. The reason im asking is because the 2.5i is cheaper and easier to find in my area than any GT. So I was going to see if the turbo from the GT could easily be put on a 2.5i to make it a GT. But I see it isn't worth the time. I belive just bolt ons would do the jobas of now.

TheOneDoubleN 07-16-2012 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by InitialDC (Post 3983174)
Thanks for the advice. The reason im asking is because the 2.5i is cheaper and easier to find in my area than any GT. So I was going to see if the turbo from the GT could easily be put on a 2.5i to make it a GT. But I see it isn't worth the time. I belive just bolt ons would do the jobas of now.

If you don't even own the car yet, no, a 2.5i is definitely not going to be cheaper than spending an extra couple grand on a used GT over a 2.5i.

The economical thing to do would be to buy a GT if you want a GT :rolleyes:.

SSpeed 07-16-2012 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by 1stick3pedals (Post 3981877)
It depends on how attached you are to your current car. And it depends on how much you are willing to do or willing to pay a shop to do.

Was it worth it? I never looked back.

The GT does benefit from slightly better brakes and some tech features.

1stick3pedals, I give huge props to you for completing the project and I bet your car is a blast to drive.

To be realistic though, and I hate doing that, you put in about 4 grand to get the car to the stock power potential of an LGT. That's just the power output, the brakes and everything else are still the lesser model.

It also depends on what the OP wants to do with the car. Sure, you can spend the extra money a GT would cost and add things to a 2.5i to get to a stock GT power level, but the GT also has upgrade potential from there. You can get to around 400awhp on a GT engine without tearing it apart, the converted 2.5i will not get you anywhere close to that.

It's all in what you want out of it. I don't think anyone who mods their car, 2.5i owners included, put a ton of work in to it and then are just done, completely happy with the power level. You always want a little more, and that little more will start to get very costly when you have to start tearing apart the motor to support higher power levels.

From your other thread:

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Originally Posted by 1stick3pedals (Post 3639489)
I wasn't considering doing that for a couple years. I'm planning on pulling the motor and talking to a subie engine specialist. Probably do full internals and 255/257 bottom end. If you don't lower the compression it's going to be costly to turn up boost without damaging something. Unless you just swap in a WRX/STi motor.

I don't get the full mentality...

valadares 07-16-2012 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 1stick3pedals (Post 3981877)
It depends on how attached you are to your current car. And it depends on how much you are willing to do or willing to pay a shop to do.

Was it worth it? I never looked back.

The GT does benefit from slightly better brakes and some tech features.


You are so right

Respect

1stick3pedals 07-16-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by SSpeed (Post 3983209)
1stick3pedals, I give huge props to you for completing the project and I bet your car is a blast to drive.

To be realistic though, and I hate doing that, you put in about 4 grand to get the car to the stock power potential of an LGT. That's just the power output, the brakes and everything else are still the lesser model.

It also depends on what the OP wants to do with the car. Sure, you can spend the extra money a GT would cost and add things to a 2.5i to get to a stock GT power level, but the GT also has upgrade potential from there. You can get to around 400awhp on a GT engine without tearing it apart, the converted 2.5i will not get you anywhere close to that.

It's all in what you want out of it. I don't think anyone who mods their car, 2.5i owners included, put a ton of work in to it and then are just done, completely happy with the power level. You always want a little more, and that little more will start to get very costly when you have to start tearing apart the motor to support higher power levels.

From your other thread:



I don't get the full mentality...

Thanks, and like many people will say, turboing a non-turbo car is not the best course of action one can take. But for me it was, and I plan on upgrading brakes/suspension/etc eventually. I get a heck of a lot more satisfaction out of making something with the mere basics, into exactly what I want it to be.

In reference to your full mentality statement, is that referencing when I said full internals? If so, I apologize if that came off as an ignorant reference, but until I tear down a motor, I'm not going to be an expert in the terminology and parts of one. As far as I know, when I build the motor for my car, I'm going to be putting in parts that will hold up to power levels beyond what I shoot for for reliability purposes.

TcDavis 07-17-2012 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 1stick3pedals (Post 3983793)
Thanks, and like many people will say, turboing a non-turbo car is not the best course of action one can take. But for me it was, and I plan on upgrading brakes/suspension/etc eventually. I get a heck of a lot more satisfaction out of making something with the mere basics, into exactly what I want it to be.

In reference to your full mentality statement, is that referencing when I said full internals? If so, I apologize if that came off as an ignorant reference, but until I tear down a motor, I'm not going to be an expert in the terminology and parts of one. As far as I know, when I build the motor for my car, I'm going to be putting in parts that will hold up to power levels beyond what I shoot for for reliability purposes.

Totally agree! Id rather build it than buy it;)

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TcDavis 07-17-2012 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by TcDavis (Post 3985015)
Totally agree! Id rather build it than buy it;)

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Besides, its a hobby, hobbled are expensive, and if you can't afford it, you don't need ti do it anyway.:rolleyes:

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SSpeed 07-17-2012 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1stick3pedals (Post 3983793)
Thanks, and like many people will say, turboing a non-turbo car is not the best course of action one can take. But for me it was, and I plan on upgrading brakes/suspension/etc eventually. I get a heck of a lot more satisfaction out of making something with the mere basics, into exactly what I want it to be.

In reference to your full mentality statement, is that referencing when I said full internals? If so, I apologize if that came off as an ignorant reference, but until I tear down a motor, I'm not going to be an expert in the terminology and parts of one. As far as I know, when I build the motor for my car, I'm going to be putting in parts that will hold up to power levels beyond what I shoot for for reliability purposes.

No, just saying I don't understand the mentality of spending $4+ to turbo the non-turbo, then putting in a GT bottom end and the money that entails. I understand loving a car and not wanting to start over, but that's some serious cash and definitely not cheaper or better in the long run.


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