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Old 03-29-2004, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default turboify a 2K 2.5rs

i have a 2000 subaru 2.5rs non-turbo and i wanted to make it faster. should i get a VF22 turbo and install it, or would it be cheeper to buy a already turbo'd engine and get that installed. i ask this b/c my mechanic said that it would be about 40 hours of work, at 70ish dollars an hour it would be cheeper to just put in a new engine. so i ask, what would the best route for me to take?
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Old 03-29-2004, 08:19 AM   #2
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WRX swap is probably your best bet ... try asing in here

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Old 03-29-2004, 10:26 AM   #3
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um, duder, you posted a link to this forum. did you mean the swap forum? cause i'm interested to hear what y'all have to say.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:31 PM   #4
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um, duder, you posted a link to this forum. did you mean the swap forum? cause i'm interested to hear what y'all have to say.
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Old 03-29-2004, 01:56 PM   #5
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i would like to know what i would have to do to either make my non-turbo impreza turbo, or swap the engine.
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:07 PM   #6
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well not to be a dick, but to turbo you car, you need to add a turbo, and to swap the engine, you need to get a new engine of you choice and put it in.

both require alot of money and time. you are going to have to know quite a bit even if you dont' plan on doing any of the install. for a good turbo set up you are going to pay about $5,000 with out install and for a good swap you are going to pay anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000.

Personally i would determine what you want from your car. How old, abused, and used your engine is. (Old high milage engines won't take boost as well as newer ones.) and how much you are willing to spend. If you got questions search works good here, the F and Q section is good. or you can always ask! Peace
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rite now my engine has about 26K miles and the one i could replace it with is around $3K and has 22K miles. i want to make my car some sort of turbo, i just dont know if i should modify my existing engine, or upgrade it. pleeeez help.
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Depends on the ratio of how much work you would like to put in and the reliability of car.

Swapping with a turbo engine involves a lot of work in addition to wiring issues, the payoff is that it is an engine that won't eventually blow. It will take time as well, but the reliability is better.

Applying forced induction upon your existing engine is somewhat easier than a swap. You will learn more about the engine and it's functions during the installation. However, you must keep in mind that this kit you adding onto the engine will cause premature stress. The engine was not designed for force induction. In addition, for the long run that is, the engine will blow. That or you will be spending the shiney penny for a while, whenever for repairs, or tuning/engine management. Unless your pretty knowledgable of this.

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What engine are you getting for $3K???

and you don't know if you should modify it or upgrade....... well, decided which one you would like to do more aka spend your money on and go with it. we can't give you a yes or no to one or the other. but if you would like 2 anwsers here they are. if you want a turbo for the blow off and daily driver do a swap. if you want to build a monster and don't care about all the down time, turbo the beast. now decided. we can't help from there.
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its a jap spec turbo 2 litre engine, apparetly they have to replace their engines very often for smog reasons, their loss is my blessing. and the best part, there is a limited warrenty on the the engine too. they say that if i put a turbocharger on my american engine it will in time kill the engine, so in the long run it would be cheeper to put in a new engine.

sorry if my spelling sucks, i am tired and caffined up, not a great mix if your trying to type stuffs.
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