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Welcome to StiLtd.com/E85STI.com
There are many great sites about Subarus and in particular the WRX and STi versions of the Impreza so I won't try to duplicate what they have already done. I'm just putting up this website to show the mods I've made to the car. My intention is to show the world and Subaru would this car could have been from the factory. My primary motiviation is alternative fuel, in this case E85. I'd prefer E100 (100% Ethanol, but that would be illegal.) So for now I'll work with E85 and maybe at some point move to E99.9.
There is a lot of misinformation, lies and just plain BS on the net about ethanol as a fuel. All I ask is that look at the data I provide below with an open mind.
What did I do? The main thing is changing the injectors (1100cc) & fuel pump (Walbro) so I could run 100% e85. Then a Cobb Access Port for tuning. Other than that and a KN air filter, nothing has been done to the engine.
Other mods: Volk Wheels, Coilovers, an X-Brace, a bunch of JDM trim pieces including the dash, door sills and front grill.
What are the results:
This is on an otherwise stock Subaru STI, which developed about 295hp, 320ft/lbs Tq, on the dyno, runs 13.20's at 2800', 3315# with driver.
Compare these numbers to the official government number of 16/23mpg on gasoline and you see with e85, some tuning and some easy mods I've exceeded the official government numbers for the car. It's the tune and how you drive. Tune for max torque at very low boost, use that torque w/o getting into the boost heavy and upshift as soon as you can. Keeps the revs under 3K at all time. 2200-2500 seems to be a good spot to shoot for.
Other mods that helped get these numbers:
If this car had a .70 or .65 OD ratio in 6th gear it'd easily bust the 30mpg threshold. The problem is it's doing over 3200rpm at 75mph. Knock that down to 2600-2800 and the mileage would jump. :-)
So the next time someone tells you e85 will kill your mileage you'll know they have their foot in it all the time. ;-)
Best sites for e85 station location are:
ethanolretailer.com or AltFuelPrices.com
US Govt (afdc.energy.gov)
Highlight the features of the Limited edition in the hopes of generating more support for this type of vehicle. When you buy the Limited, you get the following changes and additions to the Impreza WRX Sti:
Disclaimer: This site is not endorsed nor sponsored by Subaru. I do not work for Subaru, I just like the car.