04 WRX, looking to upgrade turbo
Hey guys, I haven't posted on here in quite a while. Anyways, I'm trying to make a decision on whether to drop a new turbo in my wrx or not. Here's the deal, its a 2004 that has been running stage 2 cobb AP, and TBE since roughly 20k miles. The car now has 115000 on it, and the TDO4 is fine and I'm still getting boost, however, the car is going to be paid off in roughly a month, and I'm going to have about 3500 that I could spend for a turbo upgrade to please the butt dyno a little more. However, I have a few questions that I would like to get a general consensus about. The turbo I'm thinking of going with would be the 68HTA and supporting mods, however I haven't decided on a TMIC or FMIC.
1. At 115000-120000 miles is that really an issue when going for a turbo upgrade
2. I know the wrx trannys aren't very strong and I'm running a fairly new clutch of 40k miles, however my 3rd gear synchro has been messed up since about 90k miles...my error in a horrible 3rd gear grind. Would 68HTA be to much turbo to risk with my tranny.
3. For a noticeable turbo upgrade what would you guys recommend if the 68HTA isn't adviseable. I've been in a VF34 WRX and not a huge difference that I noticed on the butt dyno so I would like to think of something more potent
4. I would like any and all thoughts and would appreciate any input on what I should consider with my 04