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#1 Old 09-25-2012, 02:32 AM
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Starting from scratch...

Ok, so when I bought my 2007 WRX, the engine in it had 88k. Well, the engine blew a few days later, insert BS Georgia laws that didn't protect me, and now I am stuck with fixing it. We are going to install a brand new engine. The new short block EJ255 has been ordered, as well as all the other stuff. IE: gaskets, other smaller necessary stuff... I found a TD05 16G turbo for a great price new, but my question would be if there is anything else I need to do along with this: Blow off valve, up pipe, CAI, etc....I definitely planned on getting it tuned afterwards, or would that be necessary seeing as how it is a brand new engine? I'm sure the engine will be strong enough to handle it, but would do I need to add along with it without causing major damage? I'm not a run and gun driver. I'm just an everyday commute to work kind of guy.
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Why not break the engine in with the td04 and then start the modding process afterwards. The 16g needs a tune and on a fresh block, that is a no-no.

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That definitely makes sense. I don't plan on gunning the engine very much until I reach at least 1,000 miles, and I figured it wouldnt hurt to go ahead and put a little bigger turbo on it. I'm not much of a tuner, so that is why I came here for more experienced opinions....
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Break in the new motor with no mods. Then with the 16g you'll need fuel pump, injectors, tune and possibly a larger tmic to take advantage of the turbo. No need for a CAI or BOV. Whoever is doing your tuning will have a base map for you to run until you get it tuned. It will basically just be a map that runs wastegate pressure and pig rich.

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I take it the car is stock now?
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I take it the car is stock now?
It will be. It is getting the original EJ255, but I found the TD05 16G at almost the same price as the stock 4, so I figured if it wouldn't hurt it, I would go ahead use it. So if I dont put the TD05 on, yes, it will be completely stock and brand spanking new.
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It will be. It is getting the original EJ255, but I found the TD05 16G at almost the same price as the stock 4, so I figured if it wouldn't hurt it, I would go ahead use it. So if I dont put the TD05 on, yes, it will be completely stock and brand spanking new.
Please post a link to where you got this turbo. I have some bad suspicions.
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