1.6l modifications

Levorg94

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Anyone driving the 1.6l here? Have you done any performance mods? Worth it? Any power gains? How much did it cost? Thinking of getting things done to my car, just not sure to wait for the warranty to finish (which is roughly 5 years) or just go ahead
 

MikeAWD

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Hi, I have the 1.6. From my own experience driving a 2.0L WRX getting a cpu flash was like getting a new scary car. About a 50hp increase felt insane with intake and exhaust. My research for the 1.6 hasn't been very promising as far as HP increase. The limiting factor is the CVT is good for only 250lbs of TQ. But a good tune will definitely make for more of a fun drive. Absolutely need to upgrade the J pipe to get the benefits. Most results show a 35-50hp increase depending on mods. Which you really only need the high flow cat jpipe, upgraded intercooler makes a huge difference and simple drop in K&N filter. The tune will give better throttle response (like we want) and uncork the boost at the top end of the RPM range. Where currently the stock map basically shuts the turbo off. I'm sure you notice it. When the turbo kicks in you getting a little punch and then all of sudden it trails off like someone is pushing against the car. Fixing that part alone will make the driving experience sooo much better. So in summary, upgrading with a tune is definitely worth the driving experience but be realistic as far gains goes.
 

Alexlimpg

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Hi Mike! Thanks for sharing, I am looking to upgrade my intercooler and J pipe for my 1.6 Levorg. Any good recommendation?
 

MikeAWD

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For looks and price, mishimoto or Avo top mount and Avo j pipe. Depending on your location you might have two cats in the j pipe. So need to check that as the Avo is just the elbow off the turbo and replaces the first cat only. If you have two cats in the j pipe then you can remove the 2nd or opt for a more expensive jpipe that covers the length of both up to the stock resonator. There are many choices all around the same price in that case.
 

Tommygtt

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Levorg!
Hi Mike!
How many hp could reach our small fb16t??
Does someone knows any tuned Levorg 1.6t?
I spoked to a mechanic who swapped the 2.0t on 1.6t Levorg... i could see photos... amazing!!! it is crazy!
 

MikeAWD

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Hi Mike!
How many hp could reach our small fb16t??
Does someone knows any tuned Levorg 1.6t?
I spoked to a mechanic who swapped the 2.0t on 1.6t Levorg... i could see photos... amazing!!! it is crazy!
That's an expensive swap! It would be better to do an STI swap with drivetrain for that price range. I have only met tuned 2.0L owners, and most of them are using Cobb or similar plug and flash. But ECUTEK tuners seem to be able to handle 1.6L's and the best numbers I have seen is 228ps at the wheels. Which is basically max load for the 1.6L CVT. I used to have 300whp in my bugeye WRX. But the Levorg is so damn gorgeous and I love the trunk space.
 

Tommygtt

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That's an expensive swap! It would be better to do an STI swap with drivetrain for that price range. I have only met tuned 2.0L owners, and most of them are using Cobb or similar plug and flash. But ECUTEK tuners seem to be able to handle 1.6L's and the best numbers I have seen is 228ps at the wheels. Which is basically max load for the 1.6L CVT. I used to have 300whp in my bugeye WRX. But the Levorg is so damn gorgeous and I love the trunk space.
I agree, it is really expensive.
228ps are amazing! I dont know the reliability but playing on the limits can be a sad story hahaha
 
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