Originally Posted by Squidz
I honestyly didn't even look back at who posted that before...glad we're on the same page there at least.
I have done my research also...Except i have done it on Subarus. My car was the mule for the prototype of this turbo. So for several months i was the only one with it. I have spoken to Rob in person and at great length about it during the design process and helped provide data back about the performance of the turbo.
Statements like the one about the compressor cover being the only difference (even if it is on the DSM/EVO) is how things get screwed up and misinformation gets spread. I understand your experience is with DSM's...but this is a Subaru forum, and we all know that DSM's and Subarus respond drastically different to the exact same turbo.
I can tell you from what i have observed on my own car that the Subaru HTA71 is nothing like the Subaru HTA68 on pump gas.
We'll if we really wanna get technical the wheels do pair together much better then the old setup. The center section is different so it can incorporate the bigger compressor housing and I believe it is the Evo IX CHRA or a replica of it. Can't thing of the technical words right now but you get my point... The turbo is great and id tell anyone to use it but that's there choice.... I just told the mainly important info as most will have no idea what the rest even does or even come close to pushing this turbo more then a regular 16g. Trying to dumb it down for most if you would.
My experience goes into the Subaru world also so don't take it the wrong way but from my understanding the reason for the redesign was because they couldn't get parts for the 68 at that time and Rob? Or somewhere else there threw this together and started trying it haha. Turned out to be a better turbo and sounds amazing with the new cover