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Old 07-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
PKeith1986
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Default Turbo-ing a non-turbo Baja

Hey guys. Got an 2003 Baja. Like the truck, wish it had more power. What's the word on bolt-on turbos? I know the Baja came with a stock turbo later in its life. How hard would this be? Pricing?
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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Hey guys. Got an 2003 Baja. Like the truck, wish it had more power. What's the word on bolt-on turbos? I know the Baja came with a stock turbo later in its life. How hard would this be? Pricing?
Not as easy as it seems. Better doing a full swap than to put in all the work to throw a turbo on an N/A and not blow it up right away
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #3
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Not worth trying to turbo it. After everything is said and done, it would have been better (cheaper) to just find the turbo'd engine and swap everything out. Same EJ255 that is in the 04+ Forester, Legacy GT, WRX, etc....
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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Bolt on turbo kits run around a few grand. Still don't trust the stock internals with a kit like that. Find a wrecked sti and do a swap
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