Originally Posted by wagndood
Alright new guy here not just to subarus but forced induction. So I'm on info overload right now, I'm trying to do as much research as I can so I dont just throw money at my car and make it slower. I cant seem to find info about the wastegate, I've read tons of stuff about bovs, intercoolers, tuners, exhaust, etc but not much about the need to upgrade the wastegate. Is whatever is on the turbo good enough. I'm sure some one might call me an idiot or something for asking but if I dont ask I wont know the answer.
If you have a stock turbo in your bugeye, then it is internally gated and is sufficient. However, you can upgrade your uppipe and go External Wastegate. This coupled with a nice aftermarket boost controller will give you some hp and tq gains along with better boost control. It will be very loud though if you don't plumb it back into your exhaust.