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#1 2017-04-20 01:18:48

waitwhat
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Turbo upgrade

Hey guys. I've got a coworker that has an Evo 9 turbo he'd gift to me if I actually installed it on my 06 Aero. Question being, is that a viable upgrade? My cars completely stock and I wouldn't do it until I got at least an AP and exhaust. Can the stock TMIC handle that, if not would an STi IC suffice? What else would I need to do to keep it as reliable as possible? I'm a fairly docile driver but I do love me some boost  driving

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#2 2017-04-20 10:19:46

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Re: Turbo upgrade

You're going to need fuel injectors and fuel pump.  AP won't do much unless you get a custom tune.


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#3 2017-04-20 10:22:13

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Re: Turbo upgrade

I would have it custom tuned after doing it for sure. I kinda figured fuel delivery might be an issue. I'd probably want an EBCS, yeah?

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#4 2017-04-25 15:17:32

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Re: Turbo upgrade

there is no way you could mount that turbo to a Subaru without considerable custom mounting and piping, and then you'd need a tune and injectors (if you have an 05 Aero)... etc. probably fuel pump too
There is absolutely no way I could recommend you even entertaining this option.
Sell the turbo and buy a VF39 and some dark blue injectors and then get a custom tune or an Accessport and one of their off the shelf maps

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#5 2017-04-25 16:09:26

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Re: Turbo upgrade

It doesn't look like you read the previous posts. Piping/mounting isn't really an issue (Close friend specializes in this) and it's not my turbo unless I use it. It's an 06 not an 05 and a custom tune is a given.
What you just recommended is almost the same as going with this turbo from what's been said. I'm not looking for a Bolt-On & Go experience.

Sooo... Injectors & a fuel pump? How about the Intercooler situation?

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#6 2017-04-26 12:16:28

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Re: Turbo upgrade

I would not attempt this without an STI or better top-mount intercooler, or a front-mount intercooler plan.

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#7 2017-04-26 15:10:55

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Re: Turbo upgrade

waitwhat wrote:

It doesn't look like you read the previous posts. Piping/mounting isn't really an issue (Close friend specializes in this) and it's not my turbo unless I use it. It's an 06 not an 05 and a custom tune is a given.
What you just recommended is almost the same as going with this turbo from what's been said. I'm not looking for a Bolt-On & Go experience.

Sooo... Injectors & a fuel pump? How about the Intercooler situation?

at no point in this thread did you mention that you were planning on the necessary custom piping, mounting, and flange attachment work.
All the upgrades people are talking about here would be necessary with ANY turbo upgrade.
There is no feasible way to use this turbo on a Subaru motor.

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#8 2017-04-26 15:49:29

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Re: Turbo upgrade

All you need to do is look at both side by side to know this is a terrible idea. Custom up pipe, DP, water and oil lines, inlet and IC hoses...   https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/evo-g … turbo.html

I hope you give it a try, this will be some seriously trick custom work .

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#9 2017-05-01 00:48:33

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Re: Turbo upgrade

elislider wrote:

at no point in this thread did you mention that you were planning on the necessary custom piping, mounting, and flange attachment work.
All the upgrades people are talking about here would be necessary with ANY turbo upgrade.

You are right, I thought I'd included that in the OP. My bad  down

My friend seems to think there'd be plenty of space with a FMIC, and if those upgrades are required for any turbo swap then if I can go a litttle further with them and mount this I might go for it.

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#10 2017-05-01 02:11:46

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Re: Turbo upgrade

Honestly would be cheaper to buy a used sti turbo than do custom work, its a direct bolt on and you can find a nice VF48 or VF52 for around 400, sti pink injectors and a walboro 255 would be the needed supporting mods


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