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Old 12-16-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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help me out can it be done.. and whats the cheapest way
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:24 AM   #2
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If I had a dollar.......
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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Can it be done? Of course.

What's the cheapest way? You don't want it. Why do people insist always in looking for the "cheapest way" to do something?

You aren't looking for the cheapest way, you're looking for the right way. If you can't afford to do it right, you can't afford to do it at all.

Also, search. It's been answered. Thoroughly.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:17 PM   #4
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cheapest way is to sell ur car and buy a wrx.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:05 PM   #5
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If I had a dollar.......
^^ haha I agree one hundred percent with this..

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cheapest way is to sell ur car and buy a wrx.
but on another note... If I had a dollar...... haha this is the most common answer you will get op. Although the statement is true, you can turbo your 2.5 with patience and work. Most people I know just mod the stock wrx stuff and TUNE (most important) to between 6 and 8 pounds. your engine can't handle much boost safely, so just be careful.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:45 PM   #6
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Can it be done? Of course.

What's the cheapest way? You don't want it. Why do people insist always in looking for the "cheapest way" to do something?

You aren't looking for the cheapest way, you're looking for the right way. If you can't afford to do it right, you can't afford to do it at all.

Also, search. It's been answered. Thoroughly.
yea the right why i ment... cuz i see kits for like 4 grand.. i kno there out there for cheaper that is also the right way.. i search tho.. i could find nething unless im blind
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:47 PM   #7
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^^ haha I agree one hundred percent with this..



but on another note... If I had a dollar...... haha this is the most common answer you will get op. Although the statement is true, you can turbo your 2.5 with patience and work. Most people I know just mod the stock wrx stuff and TUNE (most important) to between 6 and 8 pounds. your engine can't handle much boost safely, so just be careful.
could u hook me up with a link where they have stock WRX turbo?
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:27 AM   #8
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I'll go with blind.

Sounds like you have a long road ahead. Cheapest and correct way would be, buy parts from a wrecked WRX including a wiring harness, intake manifold and all sensors, cross member and turbo/piping and ECU. Or just all the piping/turbo/crossmember + an EManage Ultimate with required harnesses. Could probably be done well for less than $1500.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:42 AM   #9
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I dont post in this forum very much.....but I've been here a long time and the results of these kinds of things usually go as follows:

Kid can't/doesnt buy wrx(sti) for whatever reason and
Kid buys RS/i thinking(way wrongly) "I'll just throw a turbo(supercharger) on that and have the same thing."
Kid starts researching things and is by the way things ARE and becomes that he bought the wrong car and either gives up on the idea of turboing/supercharging and moves on(the correct course of action for 99.9% of all of these).....or....

Kid starts buying all that is necessary for the swap and gets to a logical point and realizes that it is far more difficult and COSTLY than they imagined and abandons the project with some loss of $$$ for his time....or.....
Kid rips into the car and actually starts getting things assembled and realizes he can't git 'er done and abandons the project costing him a LOT more than he thought...or....
Kid actually tries to get it running and screws it badly and it never runs right again regardless of what he does
Kid gets it running and blows it up real quick 'cuz he didnt do something right.
Kid gets it running, and against all odds, it lasts more than a week and he blows it up.
Kid gets it running and it lasts until his lust for power overwhelms caution and that last psi of boost blows it up(sooner rather than later)
Kid gets it running and it lasts until his lust for power overwhelms caution and that last psi of boost blows it up(later rather than sooner but time not to excede 6 months or the first big weather change)


Also....the value of the car will be just about '0' when you are done, in any event....and it still wont be anywhere near a stock wrx in anything other than in kids head.

I may have missed something here, but that about covers the high points.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:13 AM   #10
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I dont post in this forum very much.....but I've been here a long time and the results of these kinds of things usually go as follows:

Kid can't/doesnt buy wrx(sti) for whatever reason and
Kid buys RS/i thinking(way wrongly) "I'll just throw a turbo(supercharger) on that and have the same thing."
Kid starts researching things and is by the way things ARE and becomes that he bought the wrong car and either gives up on the idea of turboing/supercharging and moves on(the correct course of action for 99.9% of all of these).....or....

Kid starts buying all that is necessary for the swap and gets to a logical point and realizes that it is far more difficult and COSTLY than they imagined and abandons the project with some loss of $$$ for his time....or.....
Kid rips into the car and actually starts getting things assembled and realizes he can't git 'er done and abandons the project costing him a LOT more than he thought...or....
Kid actually tries to get it running and screws it badly and it never runs right again regardless of what he does
Kid gets it running and blows it up real quick 'cuz he didnt do something right.
Kid gets it running, and against all odds, it lasts more than a week and he blows it up.
Kid gets it running and it lasts until his lust for power overwhelms caution and that last psi of boost blows it up(sooner rather than later)
Kid gets it running and it lasts until his lust for power overwhelms caution and that last psi of boost blows it up(later rather than sooner but time not to excede 6 months or the first big weather change)


Also....the value of the car will be just about '0' when you are done, in any event....and it still wont be anywhere near a stock wrx in anything other than in kids head.

I may have missed something here, but that about covers the high points.

That a fair synopsis, especially starting with such a new car. I had a turbo kit on my wife's auto 2002 Forester for over 30K, however it cost almost as much as a swap and took months to get the little bugs sorted out. It was neat though. Still didn't make as much power as a stock WRX.





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Old 12-17-2008, 10:40 AM   #11
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That a fair synopsis, especially starting with such a new car. I had a turbo kit on my wife's auto 2002 Forester for over 30K, however it cost almost as much as a swap and took months to get the little bugs sorted out. It was neat though. Still didn't make as much power as a stock WRX.

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and YOU knew what you were doing....and did all the work....and had another car to drive and...and...and....

and these kids think that they will throw 'a turbo kit' on it in a weekend and just drive it away like nothing happened.

'aint happenin
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:42 AM   #12
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and YOU knew what you were doing....and did all the work....and had another car to drive and...and...and....

and these kids think that they will throw 'a turbo kit' on it in a weekend and just drive it away like nothing happened.

'aint happenin
All this is true. All testing after installation was even performed on a dyno to check and make sure everything was working properly.

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:41 PM   #13
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Sure it can be done. Will it be cheap, no, if you want it done right. Should you on such a new car, no. Take the advice of everyone here and trade it in for a wrx if you want a turbo car.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:57 PM   #14
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Never do anything the cheap way on a rex.

But if cheap you want. get a civic =)
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:01 PM   #15
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use the search function! this topic has been covered 100s of times...
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:18 PM   #16
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The cheapest way-if you factor in all the problems that can and probably will happen with an aftermarket kit-is still going to be a drivetrain swap once all is said and done.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:57 PM   #17
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you can build the stock block with sti internals and boost it just like a wrx or more...i think for most people bolt on forced induction is not the right way and it does cost a lot of money - an emanage ultimate or full standalone is a must, but ive seen plenty of people pull off forced induction on orig. N/A cars. Just buy good quality parts and you better have some knowledge about forced induction and be prepared to tinker with it for quite a long time getting it smooth. I suggest reading brydon's thread about building the stock open deck block with sti internals and you will have a boost machine on a budget! i love my rs-t
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