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Old 10-25-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default "So I got a stock turbo kit now"

Just wondering if anybody has tried this with their WRX

Replaced their:
Header
Uppipe
Turbo
Downpipe and catback
Intercooler
Injectors
Stock BPV
Turbo inlet
Intake

and then put it all on some non-turbo subaru!!!!

Now theoretically, would these bolt and go onto an older 2.5rs? Like 99 or so? Of course with some EM and tune.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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They would need a Turbo crossmember too, and I think a better fuel pump.

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Old 10-26-2006, 10:43 AM   #3
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I doubt it--sounds mega-extreme. You should try it and then post about it here
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:41 AM   #4
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Well I figure in about 12 months when I'm all paid off, I'm going to try finding a cheap (6-7k) 99 2dr 2.5rs and well, puttin my damn stock turbo kit on it!

Yeah a fuel pump would be a must..... i'm sure theres a lot more than you really think of with a turbo kit but we'll see
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:24 PM   #5
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Im sure it wouldnt be as big of a deal as some people would make it out to be. Everything seems much easier when you actually do it, because most of the people that comment have never even come close to doing somthing like that. I've helped on a whole engine and drivetrain removal from an STI, it really wasnt bad at all. More power to ya.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:37 PM   #6
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what about intake manifold? and you'll probably need a new ecu or retune of some sort.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:37 PM   #7
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if it does work, you've given me an idea!
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:10 PM   #8
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bahahaha say hello to 2007 winter project!
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:31 PM   #9
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This is interesting, I think I'm going to subscribe.
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:00 PM   #10
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this is the worst idea in the long list of bad ideas, if you need examples just search in the AFI Forum
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:30 PM   #11
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**** the haters man. sure itll be hell getting it all tuned just right, but itll definately bolt up, and if itll bolt up, somebody could keep it running if they were smart about it and didn't try to boost too much. i've built twin turbo fox body mustangs on factory engine management... don't let anyone tell you it can't be done. with careful selection of parts anything is possible. it sounds like you've already got the most expensive part of your build, you only have things like the fuel system to worry about now... because the rest of it will cost so little, dont be afraid to splurge on the fuel system, and maybe some kind of tuning software....megasquirt maybe?
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:38 PM   #12
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this is the worst idea in the long list of bad idea

Why is this the worst idea on a long list of bad ideas?

I would think taking a nice 2dr 2.5rs and putting a turbo on it would be an awesome project.

So if you could please tell me why its the worst idea on your long list of bad ideas.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:54 PM   #13
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uppipe hits the head on the sohc motors.

either have to mill it scary close to an oil passage, or space the **** out of it and mis align it all to hell

go onto legacy bbs, they do head swaps that have the same problems

oh, and intake mani is too far back

and 10:1 comp.

put a new block in it, then youll be ready to go. but you might as well just swap in the first place.
also, remember that the lowest boost a WRX turbo can run will be like ~8 lbs, cause of the wastegate spring. thats a bit high without some really good tuning (on high comp block)
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:53 PM   #14
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Still need to run the oil feed and return lines, and coolant lines for the turbo.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:37 PM   #15
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So a ton of planning and money has to go into this set up....

Maybe I'll wait until my v7 engine next year, then I'll have a complete wrx swap into a 2.5rs

which means I could find one even cheaper with it blown up
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Do a search for Unique Motorsports and Subachad. This is not a unique (pun intended) idea. It's been done and done cheaply. Don't reinvent the wheel. And a word to the wise, kill this thread and start a new one in AFI. This is not a conversion, it is Aftermarket Forced Induction. The posters here tend to be pretty much biased towards the swap route. There are a handful of us who go both ways, but the majority are swappers and will discourage and detract....
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:18 PM   #17
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Do a search for Unique Motorsports and Subachad. This is not a unique (pun intended) idea. It's been done and done cheaply. Don't reinvent the wheel. And a word to the wise, kill this thread and start a new one in AFI. This is not a conversion, it is Aftermarket Forced Induction. The posters here tend to be pretty much biased towards the swap route. There are a handful of us who go both ways, but the majority are swappers and will discourage and detract....
Hey I posted on 2.0 forum but some mod found this to be a conversion thread. I figured a 2.0 turbo kit going on an older rs would be under 2.0 powertrain but APPARENTLY I'M WRONG, so take your criticism elsewhere - and if you dont like the decision the mod made moving it, i guess thats too damn bad.


And another thing this thread is all about people who have done this, I'm not re-inventing the wheel or trying to steal some spotlight here, read THE FIRST DAMN LINE - I think it says "Just wondering if anybody has tried this".


Man, me telling you to read between the lines doesn't even do the job. Read the lines.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:23 PM   #18
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I think Matt was just trying to point out that nobody that typically posts in this forum has done this or tried it personally. He's just trying to point you in the right direction.

And the keyword is "Factory". That ain't factory.
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And the keyword is "Factory". That ain't factory.
all the parts are
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You're an ass Page.

And you were definitely wrong about the section it should be under.
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all the parts are

perhaps. But they didn't roll off the line that way.
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:32 AM   #22
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You're an ass Page.

And you were definitely wrong about the section it should be under.
Of course I was, my post was moved by a mod. I already said that, but I'm happy to have your approval on the subject.



And subbyspeed, touche
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most mods are retarded here, didnt you know that?

ibpossiblepoints?
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Matt is correct (as usual) on where this thread should be, Conversions is for a full conversion, what you want to do is turbocharge an NA engine. AFI is the correct forum. It doesn't matter what parts you use (stock vs. aftermarket) this belongs in AFI.

But since all this thread is doing now is petty bitching, I am going to close it. If you want to discuss this further open a thread in the AFI forum.
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