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High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide: Includes the Impreza, Legacy, Forester, Outback, WRX and STI (S-A Design) [Paperback]

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Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 color photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style. The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 2007
Publisher   S-A Design
ISBN  1932494510  
ISBN13  9781932494518  
UPC  601784001414  

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Jeff Zurschmeide is a lifelong automotive enthusiast and earns his living writing for newspapers and magazines on automotive topics. His driving and wrenching experience includes SCCA racing in old British and Italian sports cars, circle track racing in a Camaro, Drag racing in a Ford, T-S-D rally in a MINI, and stage rally in Mazdas and Subarus. He is currently the chief mechanic and co-driver for a Subaru 2.5RS rally car. He lives with his wife and daughter on a small farm in Oregon.

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Reviews - What do customers think about High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide: Includes the Impreza, Legacy, Forester, Outback, WRX and STI (S-A Design)?

lists products but...  Sep 3, 2008
I really welcome this type of book but it was a little light in providing actual information. It primarily lists what you can buy for your Subie but doesn't get into much detail about install, what to look for, potential issues etc. It kinda reminds me of those shows on Speed Network where "its all great" everything works as advertised, no one product is ever better than another, etc."
Disappointing - Not a DIY, step by step guide.  May 7, 2008
This book is a high-level overview of different directions you can go in when it comes to modifying your subaru and an overview of available parts & manufacturers. Do not buy if you are expecting a step-by-step guide on how to do anything yourself. As far as what the book IS: It is (I guess) a pretty good product overview. However, you can get all that online, in much more detail and with individual people's comments about each part of type of modification. I have been a WRX owner for only 4 months now, and didn't find any new information in this book (new from research I already did online). In my opinion, this is just not worth buying.
Nice and easy to follow  May 2, 2008
That book is simple to read and understand for an owner that is learning the basics and the how to do. Information is sufficient to make good and safe choices for any level of upgrading
Highly recommend to buy
Jacques Dufresne
Not for experienced enthusiasts  Mar 28, 2008
This is a very nice book if you don't know much about cars. If, like me, you were hoping for a more in-depth type of content from that offered in Subiesport magazine, don't bother. I learned absolutely nothing that I didn't know before. For me it's pretty much useless, but I do want to emphasize that the author has good intentions and that it is a well crafted book. I used to love this kind of book when I was 12.
Excellent Technical on various Subaru vehicles, focusing on the Impreza  Feb 11, 2008
I was looking for a book with good information specific to my Impreza WRX. This is an excellent source of information. It shares some specific upgrade information, which is OK, but also goes into specific differences between various engine/chassis specifications and their positives & negatives, which is an invaluable.

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