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Turbo fitment question quick.

I got a 2008 Wrx. need a new turbo, want to go a bit bigger.
Do all wrx's have the same size inlets and stuff.

Subaru WRX STI TD05 20g turbo TurboCharger EJ20 EJ25 - eBay (item 390298609341 end time Apr-17-11 08:07:43 PDT)

Will this fit my car????

Thanks!!! Im in a fluster to get the car back running.

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I can't get on evilbay here but more than likely, no.

Stand clear of those. Pay the extra cash and do it correctly, maybe even buy used. Someone will chime in that can see it.

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no it won't, no STi fitment will work with your car unless you swap intake manifold, inlet, and I/C.

And never buy an eBay turbo spend a few hundred more and get a nice used one on NASIOC or buy something brand new that you won't have to worry about. Most ebay turbos are journal bearing and are just slapped together unbalanced with very poor tolerances. They oil from our cars to cool it and to lube it. Now what happends when the bearings go bad in this unbalanced thrown together turbo? Metal shaving travel through the oil return line down to..... YES your oil pan! And are then the shavings run through your entire engine!
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Alright thanks guys!
I always stya clear of ebay, but im so screwed on cash and need this car running.
Ive been on here looking on the classifieds, anywhere else you'd suggest where to find a used turbo?

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Thanks Chris!! Thumbs Up
That one i will probally get, I have my heart set on getting a 20g but thats way better than nothing especially with my money situation...

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Thanks man, ill give it a check out.

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I posted on your other page too, but if you're upgrading the intercooler, like getting a PW one you can also upgrade the turbo to an STi setup. It's possible, and really not cost ineffective. The inlet is the same for WRX/STi, and Basco will have to help me as to why the manifold needs to be changed, except that it's plastic vs. metal. The intercooler+y-pipe from an STi should connect to the plastic manifold just fine. It's the little flange on the turbo and intercooler piping that are different. You'll also need to get a different BOV or use a stock one with your setup to use an STi style turbo. It's possible, but you need to be aware of your goals before you pull the trigger. If it's just about getting it up and running cheaply, get a TD04. VF52's go for more than I think they should, as you can get TD06-20G's for around the same price in some cases. Good luck Chris.

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Yah, im not sure on the fitments. I have a Perrin TMIC, would that be solid to use a sti turbo with? or the fitment still not correct? Im just wanting to get something with a bit more power and all while im looking for a used turbo.

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You'll only be able to run the VF52, or a VF40 or VF46 from an LGT. Not sure how much bigger the VF40 is over the TD04, but the VF52 will be a nice improvement, and those generally go for $450-600 used.

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I actually think im gonna try to find and go with a vf52.

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wish i was ready! id sell you mine now.

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Thanks Chris!! Thumbs Up
That one i will probally get, I have my heart set on getting a 20g but thats way better than nothing especially with my money situation...
A good 20G will run $1,000 or more.
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How do you know that your turbo is bad? I have a Stock TD04 off of my friends 2008 thats for sale. It's in great shape low miles.

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