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Old 05-02-2004, 05:06 AM   #1
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Talking stock WRX turbo onto Forester?

i have a '03 WRX, my wife has a '03 Forester. i want to upgrade to a larger turbo. my wife likes the idea of the '04 Forester being turbocharged. would it be possible to swap some of my parts (turbo, intercooler, etc.) onto her's so that we both can upgrade? if yes, which parts? <<i'm trying to come up with a gameplan to get her to split the cost with me so i can make some nice power oh, and her too
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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If I am not mistaken, they share the same turbo.
The XT runs at a lower boost pressure of 11.6 psi.
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:43 AM   #3
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Yes you can. I had a similar setup on my 01' RS. Do not do this w/o engine mgmt. If its for your wife, save yourself the headache and just trade up for a XT.
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:45 PM   #4
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she probably would want to trade in for the '04, but like i said, i have to make it sound more appealing to her to let me take parts off my rex and put them on her '03. you gotta see the big picture here ---> i want (need) a bigger turbo/intercooler for my car
so, now that i know it is possible, what extra stuff will i need besides engine mgmt.? i am assuming the forester will need a different intake manifold, but what else?
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:49 PM   #5
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If I am not mistaken, they share the same turbo.
The XT runs at a lower boost pressure of 11.6 psi.
I've spoken to SOA several times about the turbo on the FXT. They told me that both the WRX & the FXT use a Mitsubishi turbo, but not the same Mitsu turbo.
You may just want to get an XT or wait for the Legacy GT.
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:52 PM   #6
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she probably would want to trade in for the '04, but like i said, i have to make it sound more appealing to her to let me take parts off my rex and put them on her '03. you gotta see the big picture here ---> i want (need) a bigger turbo/intercooler for my car
so, now that i know it is possible, what extra stuff will i need besides engine mgmt.? i am assuming the forester will need a different intake manifold, but what else?
No my friend, YOU are still seeing a small picture, you see. WHEN she blows the motor, YOU will be put to blame
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Old 05-06-2004, 11:26 PM   #7
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No need for a bigger turbo for your WRX... just some engine management if you don't have it. I'm quite happy with my set-up and Cobb AccessPort.

I'm anxious to hear the FXT guy's praise when the AccessPort is out for their cars.

My Friends FXT is getting up/down pipes this weekend so I'm looking forward to seeing how it runs. I'm already very impressed with the spooling as it is... It can only get better!
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Old 05-07-2004, 08:24 AM   #8
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I have seen both turbos off a forester and a wrx they are both stamped TD04L.
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Old 05-07-2004, 11:10 AM   #9
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Despite what I have been told by SOA, I wouldn't doubt if your statement was correct.
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I have seen both turbos off a forester and a wrx they are both stamped TD04L.
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Old 05-08-2004, 03:38 AM   #10
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are we talking about putting stock wrx turbo components on a ej25 non-turbo engine?

*kaboom*
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Old 05-08-2004, 11:04 AM   #11
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Well, there is a high potential for kaboom, at least...

There is a guy (in CT?) who has a turbo kit on his non-turbo Forester.

An EJ25 doesn't need much boost to be a monster thanks to the compression ratio...
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Old 05-08-2004, 11:57 AM   #12
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The compression is not very high on the N/A motors so it is fairly easy to run around 10 to 11 psi safely.
On the other hand being the parts manager at Subaru of Dallas, and with all the after market stuff (www.hotsubaru.com) we have done I have seen many of the factory turbos kicked to the curb all with TD04L stamped. SOA reps, some fun guys there, pfft.
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