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Old 12-08-2008, 01:08 AM   #1
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what kind of problems would i run into turboing a na engine... should i just get a wrx/sti swap or would it be safe internally to give it a turbo???
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:51 AM   #2
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look around. most people are going to tell you to either sell your car and buy a wrx, or swap it
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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look around. most people are going to tell you to either sell your car and buy a wrx, or swap it
Yeah, what he said. I was hoping to do the same thing with my 2008 2.5i, but after reading all of the threads on the issues involved, I decided that turboing a 2.5i is alot more intense than I am willing to get into right now.

If you really want a turbo the best option is to sell your car and buy a WRX, because it was designed with the turbo in mind and will be a much more reliable car.

The next best option would probably be to do a swap. You wouldn't think a swap would be all that difficult seeing as the engine is coming from an almost identical car, but from most of the threads here that doesn't seem to be the case. However it does sound a whole lot easier than trying to rig a turbo onto an engine that was not designed to handle it, and convince an ECU that was designed for N/A to adapt to F/I.

That being said all of these options are doable, it just depends on your mechanical ability, and how much time and $$$ you want to put into your car.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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that's all of the fun, am i missing the point

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The next best option would probably be to do a swap. You wouldn't think a swap would be all that difficult seeing as the engine is coming from an almost identical car, but from most of the threads here that doesn't seem to be the case. However it does sound a whole lot easier than trying to rig a turbo onto an engine that was not designed to handle it, and convince an ECU that was designed for N/A to adapt to F/I.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:03 PM   #5
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Bottom line, if this is your daily driver... don't bother with AFI. It requires an IMENSE amount of wrench time...all the time. and for most people they can't afford the risk of having thier only car not drivable.

If you do have another car, AFI is awesome, because its CHEAPER and more fun ! why do the exact same thing EVERYONE else in the world has done? build your OWN custom turbo kit! hell, a kit can be put together for under $1,000 if you do your shopping right.
Plus, the more you wrench, the better you get, and the more you learn about your car.
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