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#46 Old 11-27-2012, 01:26 PM
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I was also wanting to get a little more whp out of it, so could any of you guys help me out and recommend any mods that will put out about 300+ whp out of my 08 wrx hatch. I bought it wrecked with about 60k miles on it. Its all bone stock so i def want to play it safe
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bump bump...any help?
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hi, pjkolosha.

the vf52 is the stock turbo of the 09wrx, churning out 265hp at the crank. it will bolt-on perfectly on an 08wrx since it was a "quick fix" on the 08wrx after they got bad feedback about it not having enough power (stock 08wrx has around 225hp).

to get 300whp on an 08wrx, you'd need:
1. an 18g or equivalent turbo
2. aftermarket exhaust
3. larger intercooler
4. fuel pumps
5. injectors
6. good tune
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hey thanks sugeina.

i was really wanting to just get the vf52 just ### ive heard a lot of good things about the turbo..except for the fact that it cuts power to early. im not too familiar with modding subarus. im just a mechanic that fixes car trouble and a lot of body work haha trying to learn more about the modding world. do you have a good turbo in mind that has a lot of experience behind it and works great?
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hey thanks pzr2874! you know you stuff.
I just checked out those turbos you described to me and linked and those arent bad. I might even be going with one of these. May i ask why is it so important to stay close to stock spool?
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It's personal preference IMHO. I enjoy little to no lag. Are you going to just DD it or will it see track time (auto-x) or 1/4 ?

My personal fav is the evo3-16g

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It's personal preference IMHO. I enjoy little to no lag. Are you going to just DD it or will it see track time (auto-x) or 1/4 ?

My personal fav is the evo3-16g
I dont think we even have any auto x tracks in OK lol or non that i know of. but i might be taking it to the drag a couple times a year, not to much though. Most likely its going to be my DD...i just wanna see a little more power come out of it?
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if i'm not mistaken, these turbos won't bolt-on on the 08wrx. you'll have to custom fit them, right?

if you haven't found this link already, and willing to do some more reading, here's a related post i found:
Which turbo guys? <- some good discussion on turbo gains vs price

also, bolt-on turbo options for the 08wrx:
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...e-119177.html?
Legacy GT Turbo Upgrades - Legacy Shop
08-10 Subaru WRX AMR CXR500 Bolt-On Turbo: JSC Speed

now, i have no experience with any of those, but i thought they're worth some consideration.
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From MY research with FP, when you call they will ask you fitment questions.

My mistake on the Oakos ones. forgot about you having an 08

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if i'm not mistaken, these turbos won't bolt-on on the 08wrx. you'll have to custom fit them, right?

if you haven't found this link already, and willing to do some more reading, here's a related post i found:
Which turbo guys? <- some good discussion on turbo gains vs price

also, bolt-on turbo options for the 08wrx:
Bolt up turbocharger upgrade - Subaru Legacy Forums
Legacy GT Turbo Upgrades - Legacy Shop
08-10 Subaru WRX AMR CXR500 Bolt-On Turbo: JSC Speed

now, i have no experience with any of those, but i thought they're worth some consideration.
wow i just checked out the turbos you listed in the first link (16G, 18G, and 20G) and for those prices i might be going with those. i really don't wanna make my 08 insanely fast (for now) but i thought it would be nice to have 300 or so awhp. And all those turbos were able to handle them! PRZ do u have any experience with these turbos? oh and btw great link that talked about what turbo i should get....great info!
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So if i wanted to make around 300-350awhp i could go with the 18G/td05h with supporting mods??
If so what are some of the good supporting mods that go well for this setup??
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im srry to keep rambling but i would like to have a setup that pzr would like and that would be less spool timing. more fun! which turbo in your guys' choice would give me 300-350hp easy with supporting mods with stock or even faster spooling time??
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The VF52 would have least amount of spool time.

I have NO experience with the 2008 turbo's. Everything I know is on pre-2008 chargers. Call Forced Performance.

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i agree you can reach your 300awhp goal with the VF52 with the least amount of spool time. but should you want more power later on (350awhp-range), you'll be limited with the vf52.

supporting mods are what i mentioned in my earlier post: intercooler, exhaust, injectors, pumps, tune /engine mgt.

here's a basic starter's guide: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...do-not-do.html

and my bible on subarus -> Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC (all of it)
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