Originally Posted by rubinm
you're kidding right?
the 16gXT is Blouch's answer to FP's HTA68. they are direct competitors.
FP's success with billet HTA wheels prompted Blouch to respond with their "XT" turbos.
either will rock a 2.0 and give you plenty of punch.
go look at the graphs of 2.0's with HTA68's and you'll see what the "Hype" is about.
I think the HTA68 is more in line with the 18g-XT or 20g-XT
The 16g-XT flows less (42 lbs/min vs 47 lbs/min) and uses a 7cm^2 housing vs a 10cm^2 housing. I've seen the plots, I've talked to my local tuner. Spool on the HTA68 is not faster than a 16gEVOIII on a 2.0. Dyno plots are like the bible, you can find something to prove anything you want.
16gEVOIII vs HTA68:
hint: on a 2.0 the 16g wins on that plot