Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
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They pretty much bolt right up. My tuner knows how to install it and not have the TGVs be a issue. Yes, I'm keeping the TGVs. It'll allow my built engine to run better on cold starts and it really only robbing a few ponies on the top end. Not that big of a concern to me.
Blouch has one of the highest reputations in the turbo business. I've heard of them replacing a turbo for free and re-embursing the owner for the lost time. If the turbo somehow is a lemon. That's the kind of customer satisfaction I like to hear. Plus, I've seen the owner's STI in person(Mike Blouch's 06/07 STI). He's running a Dom 3.0 currently, but he's probably going to run a something with quicker responce/spool...soon. Probably a 2.5XTR. He's not quite sure yet. He wants quicker spool time though.
I picked the 2.5XTR over the Dom 2.0. Because I want a more responsive high HP turbo for daily driving. It should spool quickly enough and give me the numbers I want. My tuner is still working on getting a in-house fabricator so they can make twin scrool up-pipes and new DPs/modify the stock DP to fit a twin scroll turbo. Once they can make that stuff in house. They're going to finish the STI BBK turbo project. Basically a Dom 3.0 twin scroll. Should spool insanely fast for a Dom 3.0. Its still in the dream state and I can't wait any longer. LOL. So, I'm getting the 2.5XTR.
That's Mike Blouch's STI btw...I didn't want to snap too many photos and get caught. LOL. The picture back drop is my tuner's shop.
The reasons you gave for the 2.5XTR are all good ones as I also value these qualities. I appreciate your input and will definitely consider doing the same. So in your opinion though this would be a better bang for the buck turbo and in regards to reliability than the Tomei M7760?
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