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Old 01-05-2018, 11:43 AM   #26
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:15 PM   #27
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Salami, how is the turbo holding up? Would you be comfortable recommending this turbo to a friend? Quality and reliability have been the two factors keeping me from moving forward with this unit. Not that I have heard anything negative, but more I just haven't heard much feedback period...
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:05 PM   #28
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It's solid. Unfortunately, I've had engine rebuild issues, and my car has been down for a solid 4 months (I'm about to murder my tuner!).
That aside, my tuner is very impressed with how easy this turbo is to tune, and its power potential. He limited my tune to keep it below 400 lb/ft of torque to preserve my 5-speed tranny. I'm very happy with this turbo, and I expect it to last. I would recommend it to anyone i know that's looking for a high-quality 20G that had very good spool down low, but still flows really well through the mid range and up top.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:02 PM   #29
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It's solid. Unfortunately, I've had engine rebuild issues, and my car has been down for a solid 4 months (I'm about to murder my tuner!).
That aside, my tuner is very impressed with how easy this turbo is to tune, and its power potential. He limited my tune to keep it below 400 lb/ft of torque to preserve my 5-speed tranny. I'm very happy with this turbo, and I expect it to last. I would recommend it to anyone i know that's looking for a high-quality 20G that had very good spool down low, but still flows really well through the mid range and up top.

I know this thread has been inactive for quite some time now, but I am new to the Subaru family, and I have been looking for a turbo for DD as well spirited driving every once in a while. Is this turbo recommended, as well as how has it been holding up? One other quick question, prior to building your motor, what fuel system were you running?
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:40 PM   #30
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I know this thread has been inactive for quite some time now, but I am new to the Subaru family, and I have been looking for a turbo for DD as well spirited driving every once in a while. Is this turbo recommended, as well as how has it been holding up? One other quick question, prior to building your motor, what fuel system were you running?
IMO, this is the perfect DD turbo (for a car with the right mods). I've got about 30K trouble-free miles on mine. You can grab one of these for less than $700. That's an awesome deal for this kind of quality. This is definitely not an Ebay turbo.
I had a different shop retune the car for a flex fuels system, and I'm running a conservative, 5-speed-friendly tune to keep torque just below 400#s.
I wouldn't change a thing. Very happy with this turbo.

Before the Cobb flex fuel (expensive, but highly recommended!), I was on an upgraded 265 lph fuel pump and a methanol injection system. I would not recommend this - it cost me a motor rebuild.
If you do install this turbo, you'll need to upgrade your fuel pump (I like the AEM 50-1215), and I'd suggest 1000cc injectors. And a pro-tune, of course.

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Old 01-22-2019, 09:26 PM   #31
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Here is my little write up on an Arashi 18G I installed in my 08 STi.

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2886914

Been a litter over 3 months since the tune and its functioning flawlessly. Very happy with the value of this turbo. I made 336/336 on a Mustang dyno and with some things I've fixed and tweeked I wouldn't be surprised if we got it over 350.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:59 PM   #32
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My friend has this turbo its decent. Still going after 2 years.
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