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Old 03-28-2012, 03:15 AM   #551
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #552
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:58 AM   #553
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Holy crap... There're a lot of turbos out there...
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:48 PM   #554
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Anybody know where can I get a rebuild kit for the DeadBolt 18G?
I've looked around at 18G rebuild kits but I'm unsure of which one to buy because I don't want to buy something and get the turbo apart and the parts I bought are the wrong ones.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2012, 02:22 AM   #555
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Go with a trusted brand. Now im not sure what brans the best since I havent gotten that far but. AlwYs beaware that parts may be wrong its life.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #556
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I was talking to a local shop guy on the phone about getting a new/bigger turbo for my 02 WRX. Its stage 2 with the stock turbo; FMIC, full exhaust, perrin up/down pipe, etc. He suggested I look for a turbo off of an 08 STI or newer and slap it on with the appropriate fuel/oil mods needed. I believe that is the VF49, I was wondering what kind of thoughts you guys/gals had?

BTW, this is my daily driver and I mostly want something to compete with an STI without having to find/buy an STI. Right now it makes about 200hp/200ft-lbs at the wheels. If I missed a detail needed please let me know.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #557
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@ knutsford:
You seem way underpowered if this is a tuned Stage II. I have an 06 WRX pro tuned with stock turbo and TMIC and I'm doing 245whp/330wtq. I know I have an extra half a liter than you but you should be putting down more! My pro-tuned Stage 1 Ecutek 2002 was doing 220 at the wheels with all stock exhaust, Turbo, TMIC & blow-off valve on a Mustang dyno! My thoughts are running an FMIC with a stock TD04 turbo could be contributing to your low-ish numbers. Of course we don't know anything about your engine management yet... The only person's opinion I would want would be from the pro tuner that I'd be trusting to install and tune my car because he'll understand what's best with the current setup you have going on. All our opinions are just that without actually working on your car. Just my humble 2 cents. Good luck though!
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #558
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You seem way underpowered if this is a tuned Stage II. I have an 06 WRX pro tuned with stock turbo and TMIC and I'm doing 245whp/330wtq. I know I have an extra half a liter than you but you should be putting down more! My pro-tuned Stage 1 Ecutek 2002 was doing 220 at the wheels with all stock exhaust, Turbo, TMIC & blow-off valve on a Mustang dyno! My thoughts are running an FMIC with a stock TD04 turbo could be contributing to your low-ish numbers. Of course we don't know anything about your engine management yet... The only person's opinion I would want would be from the pro tuner that I'd be trusting to install and tune my car because he'll understand what's best with the current setup you have going on. All our opinions are just that without actually working on your car. Just my humble 2 cents. Good luck though!
Thanks. Ya I bought the car with all the mods on it but it needed a lot of maintenance and the guy I talked to works with the tuner who worked on it then. They told me that it probably had a bigger turbo on it at one point and was most likely rallied or auto crossed. I took the exhaust off and put on Perrin 3" cat-back to go with the all the other Perrin parts that are on it. The FMIC is some off brand of a Turbonetics copy I believe, I wondered why it had it and not a TMIC.

He suggested I go with Blouch if I couldn't find a VF49. There is a good chance I will end up doing that to lessen risk and such.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:16 PM   #559
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Come on guys, you can't compare different numbers from different dynos. That doesn't mean squat.

Yes, a used STI turbo would work great. Just make sure it's the same set up as your turbo. Your best bet is a used vf39: cheap, plenty of them used, and you could pick up a Walbro 255 and used STI injectors (make sure they are the top feeds) too. Give you a nice boost in power.

If you want to "beat" STIs, you should get a bigger turbo than their stock one. But then your going to start running into reliability issues.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:14 PM   #560
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The notation of using a Mustang Dyno was to point out the obvious that they tend to read on the low side, pal. I'm not exactly new to this or this board...
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #561
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BTW, Yes Blouch is top shelf gear. A used STI VF series is also a good choice - do your research hear on them though to see the differences and what to look for in a used unit. But I can't stress more, getting with a professional tuner and planning this out with them. Will save you a load of headaches down the road. Good luck!
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #562
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The notation of using a Mustang Dyno was to point out the obvious that they tend to read on the low side, pal. I'm not exactly new to this or this board...
And your "low" reading mustang dyno gave you 220whp on a stage 1 tune. Or about 200whp stock. Out of a tdo4. Which makes it roughly the highest reading mustang dyno in the nation pal. Aka, pointless information and a terrible comparison. Since you've been here so long, I kinda figured that would be very obvious.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:06 PM   #563
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and you're of the myriad of idiots here who give no help on the boards. with a "gifted car" as the tuner put it and an extremely gifted tuner that builds and tunes cars at Canepa Design in Nor. Cal, I was the lucky recipient of said Stage 1 Car. So whatever. I'm around all night if this get's you off. Otherwise I'm trying to point noobs in the right direction. And I'll even pardon the typo I just noticed: it was 210whp not 220..

Your turn to piss pal.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:09 PM   #564
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Thanks. Ya now I keep getting told different things from different guys who both should really know their stuff. ie Perrin tech and tech from the shop I am prolly gonna go to.

I have looked and there aren't many used turbos for sale in my area right now and I also like the fact that a new one should/will be warranted should there be problems without any big surprises down the road.

I am looking at the Blouch 16gxt which is about $700 cheaper than the 2.5 dominator that I have also been pushed towards by the techs.

Again thanks for the help/input it is appreciated.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #565
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LOL! well now that we're back on topic, perfect! Yes, do trust your hired tuner with this stuff! Blouch makes great stuff and the 16g will be very streetable for you.

Jeff Perrin has helped me on some suspension stuff before too. Those guys are awesome!

Again, good luck and keep us posted how it all turns out.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #566
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and you're of the myriad of idiots here who give no help on the boards. with a "gifted car" as the tuner put it and an extremely gifted tuner that builds and tunes cars at Canepa Design in Nor. Cal, I was the lucky recipient of said Stage 1 Car. So whatever. I'm around all night if this get's you off. Otherwise I'm trying to point noobs in the right direction. And I'll even pardon the typo I just noticed: it was 210whp not 220..

Your turn to piss pal.
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My pro-tuned Stage 1 Ecutek 2002 was doing 220 at the wheels with all stock exhaust, Turbo, TMIC & blow-off valve on a Mustang dyno!
And I see it's now a "gifted" car instead of normal, as was implied. I really could care less what peak numbers you made with either tune (not that you seem to recall), what does matter is the difference between stock and tuned. Which can actually be compared from dyno to dyno and is extremely similar when compared, particularly for simple stage 1 and stage 2 setups.

So instead of questioning his tuner, even though you seem to have a general respect for them, maybe you should start talking to yours and stop pointing newbies in the wrong direction.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #567
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has anyone given some thought to updating or compiling info on the newer line of Blouch turbos?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:02 AM   #568
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I am considering buying a 2012 Impreza with a 2.0L engine and the CVT transmission due to the gas mileage. However, the HP is a bit weak at 148. The "Sport" variant will probably be a bit of a dog with that engine. The Legacy 2.5L has the same CVT tranny so I know it can handle at least 170HP. So I am thinking, why not put a tiny, fast spooling, turbo on the engine to bump the HP up a little, but not too much. I don't want to kill the gas mileage or the tranny.

Does any one know if the TD04-13T will bolt up to this car? Would the TD04-13G? Is there a faster spooling, bolt-on, option out there? Remember, I would like to get about an additional 30HP so I don't need a lot of boost and will probably keep the wastegate set very low as I don't know what the tranny can handle. However, the good folks at Nissan put a CVT in their 3.5L Maxima with 290HP. Is it the same tranny? I don't know. Can that tranny be swapped into the Impreza should the stock CVT be damaged? Maybe.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #569
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So you want to buy an NA car for better has mileage, then put a turbo on it?

Just buy a turbo model. I average 28mpg in my Legacy, 30+ if I really baby it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #570
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Is it the same tranny? I don't know. Can that tranny be swapped into the Impreza should the stock CVT be damaged? Maybe.
No, You can't put a fwd Nissan tranny in an awd Subaru.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #571
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So you want to buy an NA car for better has mileage, then put a turbo on it?

Just buy a turbo model. I average 28mpg in my Legacy, 30+ if I really baby it.
I don't need a WRX or STi for daily driving. And, if I run stock internals (moderately high CR) at low boost (~0.4-0.5 bar), the gas mileage shouldn't suffer too much and will be a crap load better than a WRX. City mileage is my biggest concern and that is primarily driven by weight. Weight will go up slightly by adding a turbo and efficiency will go down slightly. But I doubt I will lose much more than a couple MPG off the excellent 2.0 non-turbo Impreza numbers.

I would think the biggest challenge would be EMS. I guess I would be surprised if the stock ECU can be wired and tuned for a turbo so I would probably end up going to a WRX ECU. After all is said and done, I need to decide if the extra HP is worth the cost.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #572
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The money you would spend to put the turbo and any supporting mods on your Impreza will cost you more than what you would spend on the extra gas if you had a WRX or Legacy.

In the end, you will save money with the WRX or Legacy compared to modifying the Impreza.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #573
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The money you would spend to put the turbo and any supporting mods on your Impreza will cost you more than what you would spend on the extra gas if you had a WRX or Legacy.

In the end, you will save money with the WRX or Legacy compared to modifying the Impreza.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #574
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Putting a turbo on a brand new base model impreza is a terrible idea. You also will be ruining the only thing you buy a new car for, the warranty. There is no point in modding a brand spanking new car, particularly as drastic as that! As others have stated, it will cost way to much, produce hardly any power, will affect the gas mileage (that's what boost does, more boost, more fuel), will ruin your warranty, and may or may not run correctly. Test drive it, see if you can handle the lack of power. If you can't, get the WRX. Simple as that.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #575
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Did we ever get a cfm number on the new sti vf48?
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