Kirt- I wish I had just taken that to heart long ago! Live and learn.
I talked with True Tune today, and I'm actually set for a little bit more money than originally expected, but within reason. I'm still in for the Injector Dynamics injectors with the pig tails for the Subie for $500, the tune, with a map for Ethanol and a map for 91 octane. He's setting up a base map to run WG pressure while I break in the car. He's also getting me a hybrid boost controller. He says it'll work great, and I'm looking at $1400 with the 2 dyno-tuned maps, base map, injectors, DeatschWerks pump (which is a little more than the Walbro - $170), and the boost controller. I don't know what's hybrid about it though...
I was thinking I'd be maxing the stock turbo around 350HP running ethanol, (because of the injectors, ELH, and TBE), but he's told me that's not realistic, and that I should plan on pushing around 300-310 even on ethanol. That's got me thinking I might as well use my tax return money (which just came today) to buy myself a 20G. The end goal I was going to work up to was going to be in the range of 400HP when I upgraded the turbo and intercooler. Do you think I ought to just go for it? I can get the Blouch 20G-XT from FBP with the 8cm housing for just under 1500 right now. I was looking at that turbo and the Dom 2.0 as well. It looks like the 2.0 would be cheaper, and according to FBP, it's capable of more power. Anyone know about the Dominator and why I wouldn't want that turbo with my power goals in mind?
Lastly, in all honesty, most of my homework is done on this site, and I'm happy to cheat by copying other people's homework (like Chris's). I can't wait for it to run like a champ again.