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A turbo off a diesel? Hmm, havent seen that often. If it were me, I would keep looking. But maybe thats just me having blinders on, following the crowd.

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The car was reconstructed it was previously wrecked I am purchasing it off a guy from Pittsburgh, Supposedly it had a built 2.5 in it and the current turbo setup is off a cummings turbo diesel. It's got 1000cc injectors and an upgraded fuel pump and supposedly manly rods and a grimmspeed intake. I just was looking for some help. Thanks

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Why would he mentioned upgraded rods and not pistons? Plus, why would you go through the trouble of making a cummins turbo compatiable on a subaru? That sounds like a hell of a lot of trouble for a turbo that is meant for something that has more cylinders and generates more exhaust pressure sooner. I guess you can take it for a test drive, but it sounds like a project that will be a money pit if the car falls apart.

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Lots of people use them on DSM's they even have a special turbine housing made to fit the compressor and bolt up to the factory manifold. Won't take to much work if you went rotated, but then again what do I know....

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I am one of those guys that never owned a DSM before becoming a subie fanatic. I had aircooled VWs and a couple ford products in different configurations before I came to the right side, lol. I just dont get with all the options out there now-a-days for any generation of these cars, to use something that was not intended for it. I mean you want rotated, pick a number, Im sure you can find about that many websites selling a rotated setup (within a reasonable number that is for you smarta$$es out there, lol). But like Kirt said, you want a project, sounds like the perfect one.

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Well the Holsets that come on the Dodge Diesels is cheap and big. Getting it to mate to the down pipe and up pipe is just a matter of finding someone to weld it for you. Tuning on the other hand, well it's like any other big turboed Subaru...lag, lag, lag, lag, lag, lag, lag, BOOST, SHIFT!

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Power is always a downshift away. If you can't get moving in first...especially a 6 sp'd first. Then its user error and not the car holding you back.

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Try a 6.8:1 compression motor with a 20g and a stock 5 speed....lol

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Sure, bring it to hershey.

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Oh you don't know how tempting that is my good sir...

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Well that's why I am looking for some guidance but I am excited about getting to own a subie cause I know how great they are!

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I don't know that much about it either I am going to take it for a ride after he gets it tuned I don't even know what I should be looking for or for that matter what are normal noises I should be expecting.

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If you are just getting into these cars, this is one you do not want to get into then. When mine was stock I was intimidated by it. And thats after doing an unconventional engine swap in my focus, running an ungodly amount of speakers and tvs in another car, and owning a few aircooled VWs. When you run into a problem, its going to be that much harder to diagnose and for you to figure out not knowing what right looks like or anything. If you really want it, then by all means no one can make up your mind, but yourself. Just realize what you might be getting yourself into.

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It was really the only one I could find in my price range but I have been looking for a while to what aRe some things I should look for?

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I don't wanna sound ignorant, but go back to page one of this thread and start reading again

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My bad man I'm new to forums first time user I'm still learning the ropes thanks

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