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#1 Old 07-06-2006, 11:45 PM
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Question What turbo and fmic should I buy?

How's everyone doing? Need some help guys. The mods I have on right now are a perrin turbo back exhaust, injen rd intake, cobb ap, turbo xs bov. I am looking at a fmic and a bigger turbo. Any suggestions? I was on turbochargers.com and saw this for a turbo upgrade: TD05H Big 16G turbo upgraded 380hp. Thanks for the help.
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It all depends on what your goals are. My personal favorite turbo for the 2.0L is the 18G, whether it be FP or another brand.

As for a FMIC, any name brand will do; TurboXS, Perrin, APS, etc.
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Well... I dunno if youre going to get 360 out of a 16g. On top of that, you dont need a FMIC for a 16G. I would suggest looking into a TMIC and maybe an evbo 16G. Check out forced performance. Maybe you can get my JDM STI TMIC thats on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMESE%3AIT

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I would say to get a nice tmic like stated above. You really don't need a fmic until you start messing with turbos like a 20g, green, red, etc... Then they become a requirement.

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Thanks for the info.
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Im puttin my new STi turbo and an Injen FMIC on this commin week.... from what my shop has said thats a good setup for about 300whp... with proper tuning...
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300whp from a 2.0L and a VF39 is high. Most ppl will be more around 265-275.
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Dyno numbers are all relevant. I made 273whp with my vf34, for some that seems high for some that seems really low. Dyno numbers depend on what type of dyno its on, a dyno jet will get you your high bragging right numbers while a mustang dyno will get your the more "real" numbers. Not only the dyno, your gas plays a big deal in the tune and your end horsepower numbers. I made 273whp on a Mustang dyno with 91octane gas. That is the third highest vf34 ever tuned there on 91octane. Then you go look and someone claims they made 305whp on a vf34, that’s because they have access to 93octane and they are on a dyno jet. You need to think this over, and figure out what kind of car you would like. You should go ahead and get something similar to a 16g and run an aftermarket tmic. This will give you hp gains over stock and make your car incredibly fun to drive without the lag of the fmic.
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I just got the 16g from turbochargers.com and a turboxs fmic it going on tommoro with 650cc injectors and a 255 furl pump it will be tuned on monday.I wioll ley you know how i feel about a front mount with that turbo.
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Keep in mind that unless you plan on getting a protune with you AP, you will need to use one of the turbos on cobb's list. Personally, I have an EVO 16g with a TXS front mount and I love it. I have 300 whp on 93 octane. I am using the Utec.
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