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Old 06-23-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Possible to turbo an NA Forester?

I am in the middle of a head gasket job on my 98 forester. Its also getting new timing components + belts and I just finished the valve adjustment. Hope to be finished up next week. it has the ej25d which makes 165hp stock and has a 9.5:1 compression ratio.

I'd like to explore possible "bolt on" turbocharging ideas. i.e. what Subaru vehicles would be easiest to use as parts cars, essentially to swap turbo parts over. Is it even worth my time to turbo charge this car and can the higher compression ratio engine handle 5-8 lb of boost without blowing up?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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And lets say for a second that money is not a problem. I'm talking more theory here. I would want to conform to as much of a direct swap of the turbo components and ecu (if I cant get a tuner for the stock ecu) as possible. Expectation would be lite boost to get into the 200hp/200tq range.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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Turbo'ing an N/A Subaru has always been an exercise in futility. You'd be MUCH better off just swapping in a full longblock, exhaust, turbo, and ECU from a model of your choosing.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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1. Wrong forum.
2. You have done zero searches on this subject.
3. If you have to ask, you are likely NOT the kind of person that can pull this off....kind of like going to dentistry.com and asking if DIY tooth repair is possible....yes, it is, but those that do it just friggen do it without asking questions.
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