LPG WRX Impreza - Ruislip (North West London)

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LPG WRX Impreza - Ruislip (North West London)

#1 Post by nickdabs » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi,

I plan to convert my 2002 WRX Impreza to run on LPG. It is a remapped car producing around 285 BHP.

Can anyone recommend a good fitter near me, I am in Ruislip (North West London).

I have heard that BRC is a good system, but then people say Stag will be fine. I have heard people say a good system needs 2-3 days to fit, others say you can do a good job in a day.

So if anyone could recommend a system, dispel some myths and recommend a fitter that would be very much appreciated. I am prepared to drive a distance to get a quality job done.

Cheers,
Nick

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#2 Post by Gilbertd » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:10 pm

BRC make the whole system, Stag only make the ECU which can be used with any vaporiser and injectors which are far more important than the ECU. You need injectors and vaporiser that are up to the job of supplying enough fuel to cope with your power output. While a system can be installed in a day, I would argue that it has got to be rushed and it doesn't give sufficient time to set it up correctly. If someone is doing identical conversions on identical cars day in day out, then they probably could do a decent job, but installers tend to be doing a different make of car each install.
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#3 Post by Dualtech » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:56 pm

I would be wary of a done in a day conversion, for one thing how can a installer check the set up and change over from cold if they havnt got it? I have personally converted simple cars say like a ford mondeo, set it up as useual, as I have done times before, just to find that when switching at say 30degrees its ruff as you know what! Up the tempreture to 45 and all is well!
The extra 15 degrees makes little differance to to owner, but it would have been a different story if it hadnt been done, one unhappy customer. It may seem like a little thing but thats the bits that need that bit of extra time and care.
I always wonder why the 'done in a day' is such big thing, is it to make the customer happy? When most of the time it makes them question the installers ability, or is just to get it out the way quick for the next one?
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Re: LPG WRX Impreza - Ruislip (North West London)

#4 Post by dannyf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:13 am

I had this problem I needed to find a kit that would run my 330bhp 4 pot engine
I run the car in a lower boost on lpg but it still dose 290bhp

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#5 Post by nickdabs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:22 am

Hi All,

Thanks for your responses, I think it would be wise for me to avoid the 1 day converters!

Dannyf, which system did you go for on your 330 BNP car and do you feel any noticeable difference when on gas?

Any recommendations for a local installer would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Nick

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#6 Post by Gilbertd » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:38 am

Dualtech isn't that far away from you and he's already given you free advice......
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#7 Post by nickdabs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:42 am

Yes indeed and I have given him a ring, but it always good to have a few opinions, thanks for the reply.

Cheers,
Nick

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#8 Post by dannyf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:20 pm

I went for a Prins vsi setup with brown injectors
but a system is only as good as the person fitting them mind you
I would have a talk to a few people first as its your money make sure your happy putting your car in with them

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Re: LPG WRX Impreza - Ruislip (North West London)

#9 Post by classicswede » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:00 pm

I've converted a lot of high powered Subaru's as well as other high power engines.

It is a case of correct component matching with a good high floing efficent vapouriser and high flowing injectors are needed. The kit is only as good as the person fitting it and setting it up.

Make sure who ever does the job can proove they have done similar conversiosn before.
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