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Old 07-18-2005, 08:28 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U I need a good turbo...

Hi all. I just bought a 2000 Impreza 2.5RS car, and I'm looking for a good reliable turbo set up for this car. I am planning to try to use this car as my daily driver, so I can give my Mustang some rest, and save some $$$ on gas too.
I have been reading on here about turbos only lasting around 20-30k miles, and the need for better pistons, etc. I don't really want to have to do anything extra to the engine. The car has 60k on it right now. I would like to see this car make it to at least 100k without anything major happening to it engine-wise. Is there anything out there that's gonna last, but give me good power too? I do like to race...but I don't drive it like I stole it everytime I get in it either. Anybody got any suggestions? Any info you can offer is appreciated.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:29 AM   #2
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i got a stock wrx turbo/tmic for sale check classifieds or pm me if interested!
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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i private messaged you.

i have my full setup for sale, which will be available in august.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=805127

you dont need internals, you just need good engine management and fuel support and a good tune, its all in the tune, i and others have been running 11+ psi on stock block no problems. message me back i can explain in detail.

let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 07-18-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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I don't really think that a turbo is a good idea if you want that kind of reliability. The only things I can think of that would MAYBE get you that long is... Without lowering the compression your only options for keeping longevity is by haveing a huge efficent intercooler (FMIC most likely) and running low boost (5psi max). And having perfect engine managment (emanage with a perfect tune at least, hydra or link EMS preferred). Along with all the normal stuff fuel pump, bigger injectors, turbo, up/downpipe, BOV, etc.

In the end if you want to keep reliability do NA mods. Also you want to save on gas by turboing your RS?!! Then you will have to use premium gas and likely signifigantly lower your MPG.
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:10 PM   #5
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OMGHi2U

It's still gotta get better mileage than a 5.0 Mustang! I'm not terribly concerned about gas mileage...I'm used to having stuff that only gets around 13 mpg, if that, so anything above that is a blessing, lol. I've never run anything less than 93 octane, even when I had my Expedition. I'm just looking to try something that's different for me. I got this 2.5 car reasonable enough to where I can afford to play around with it a little bit, so thought I'd give it a shot.
I myself thought that about 5psi would be a safe bet, and plan on using a front mount intercooler, but it still sounds slightly risky. I have found one kit that I'm interested in, pretty affordable, and seems like it has most of the components I would need. I would appreciate any input on this kit that's on the sportcompactonly website. I can't post a link to it on here, but it's for a 98-04 2.5, and it's $1849.99. Part # is: TURSSI2502. This kit is only $1849.99. If I do this, I'm trying to keep it reasonable, because I've still got to get some other stuff, and get the car repainted. If anyone's got an opinion on the above listed kit, let me know. Thanks!
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:26 PM   #6
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:39 PM   #7
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vf39 sounds good to me
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:20 PM   #8
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i get around 21mpg in town
its all in the tune
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:29 AM   #9
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Spend more than 3k on a complete kit from FAT or AVO... they're still manufacturing their kits... completely bolt on... management etc. If you wanna stay reliable don't go more than 5-6 psi on stock internals or if you can get it enough fuel maybe up to 8 with some tuning. Avo's is pricey but they're dropping the price and it makes a bit more power than the FAT Stage 3... you pay more up front the less work you'll have to do later with custom kits.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #10
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I have a set of ludespeed up and downpipes for sale, as well as a spearco TMIC, and link plus EMS. TO make this a complete kit you'd need to buy a t3 turbo, a 35 or 38mm wastegate, and a tial BOV, plus a few lines and fittings. (oil feed, drain, etc)
I'll sell you the parts I have for $1500, the rest will run you less than $1000 if you were to buy them brand new.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:57 PM   #11
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OMGHi2U Thanks for all the info so far. . .

Thanks to everyone for all the info so far. Doing a turbo set up is new to me, considering my background in American muscle-type cars. I'm taking in all this info, and still looking too. Keep the ideas coming! I know I'm probably looking for a miracle by wanting a car that's reliable with turbo...but we can always dream, I suppose.
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:39 AM   #12
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For the money I would suggest going with drac 9's setup that's really cheap. A new link ems will cost you 1500. Picking up a t3/4 turbo and misc stuff might be another couple hundred. I want to say that it's cool you actually did some research before just asking and welcome to the club.
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:39 AM   #13
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That less than $2k kit is CRAP. SWtay away from it.

Go with the FAT or AVO kit from www.rallitek.com

More money but reliable. You won't need a FMIC for 5-6 psi. The TMIC will be fine.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:31 AM   #14
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or you can get my stuff for less than AVO and FAT and get better components

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