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Old 07-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #26
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A 16G is an upgrade, not a direct replacement.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #27
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I suppose my OP was kinda vague.. I'm not looking to "upgrade" my turbo.. I was looking at kinugawa 16g TD04 which after days of trying to research what was OEM I gathered was pretty much the same as stock (journal bearing cast wheel) but at a little over half the cost.
Do you know what those numbers mean?

16g refers to the wheel size. You cannot run a 16g wheel on stock tune. Period.

TD0x refers to the housing size.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #28
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Now we're getting somewhere..

Yes I knew what the numbers meant I just thought I a
Saw 16 was stock..

Ok so I've read people like thier internals and a housing is a housing since I'm not trying to run crazy boost.

Just need to figure out if the Cobb will work with that turbo. Feel free to correct me along the way..
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #29
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Goto cobb's website. Read their map notes for YOUR SPECIFIC YEAR. Cobb supports only 2 or 3 turbo upgrades. Since you have an 08, you are somewhat limited on the availability of turbos.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #30
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I just recently was discussing Turbo options with Eric at Tourqed Performance. He suggest just this line of Turbos for me ('12 WRX) when I decide to upgrade. I did some searching and reading and from what I saw, they are a good reliable Turbo and basically a rebadge of I believe it was two other tubro lines. One being very popular in Austrila and the other a popular Japan brand.

There was alot of intranet "professionals" that wanted to rag them, but its because of the price point and the lack of a "big brand" name. Because apparently if your not throwing top dollar on mods, they are garbage. I say if you have the cash for the turbo and a tune (like mentioned, I would check out Torqued Performance tunes) I say go for it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #31
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td04-19t is your stock turbo in a 2008 wrx. There is no such thing as a 16g td04 unless it is a mutant custom job. Your year car is kind of a mongrel. The popular turbo for you is the vf52 from the 09-current wrx with a torque performance off the shelf tune. Read the map notes for it, I believe it requires a catless DP.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:42 AM   #32
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I would just get a vf 52 turbo, you don't need any other mods besides the torqued performance tune.... It's a direct bolt on application. Www.importimageracing.com sells the vf52 brand new for about 1100....they take awhile to find used since so many people are after that turbo. Like others have said it would be worth your while to slap a cheap downpipe on while your in there and enjoy the power of a 2.52 tune
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #33
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And you also should be trying to figure out what killed your stock turbo so soon. 106k miles on mine, which is the same turbo with a smaller compressor wheel, the last 10k of that have been pushing it for all its worth and then some. 100kish is the average life span of td04's from what I've been told.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:12 AM   #34
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I've used Kinugawa parts to rebuild a Mitsu 20g. The parts from the rebuild kit, including the bearings, seals, and bushings were all great quality with excellent tolerances, surface finishes, and fitment. I'm not surprised, since Kinu's parent company is Kamak, which is an OEM for a whole bunch of big companies.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:05 PM   #35
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Thread of the year.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:38 AM   #36
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