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Old 11-29-2012, 01:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Latest pic as of this posting, in winter mode!
I wanna replace my outer lights with LED's too!

I'll be rocking full on Winter Mode after this weekend too.

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So you can throw a supercharger on an NA motor, but you can't put a turbocharger on an NA?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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So you can throw a supercharger on an NA motor, but you can't put a turbocharger on an NA?
You can put either one on an NA engine... we added a turbo kit on my son's '03 X. You can read our installation write up starting here. Of course most members would recommend not doing this.

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You can put either one on an NA engine... we added a turbo kit on my son's '03 X. You can read our installation write up starting here. Of course most members would recommend not doing this.

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I am curious how much either one would RELIABLY be able to provide power wise.

Then again, I also kinda wanna build an N/A FSTi too....
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It all depends on how well the installation is done, has proper engine management & the maximum boost is kept at the recommended level.

The original turbo kit was installed in our '03 X in '05 at 6K miles. It has over 30K miles on it now & it's been trouble free.

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It all depends on how well the installation is done, has proper engine management & the maximum boost is kept at the recommended level.

The original turbo kit was installed in our '03 X in '05 at 6K miles. It has over 30K miles on it now & it's been trouble free.

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Wait.....your '03 only had 6k on it 2 years later in '05? (0_o)

Still, I do agree with this concept/idea. How many #'s are you running right now?
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Last post here on our '03 X... it feels like we're cluttering up Josh's Member Journal. We can continue this discussion here, if you have any more questions.

The mileage on Forester is correct, as is the 30K miles it has on it now. As to the boost pressure. We're running a bit over 5 psi, with a maximum boost of 6 psi.

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Shouldn't that be a "low compression", if the engine is going to be used with forced induction?

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Shouldn't that be a "low compression", if the engine is going to be used with forced induction?

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Well normally yes, but this way I can get more power while maintaining low boost figures. Similar to how your AVO turbo only needs to put out ~5 PSI for a very respectable boost in power.

I'll be building a block to have around 10:1 compression that will take about 7 to 9psi of boost. Basically I'll have a semi built STI block but will retain similar characteristics of the stock EJ251.

The basic build breakdown:

EJ253 heads with EGT deleted and AVCS disconnected
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Tuning is as of yet undecided.

I've got a whole mess of parts in the garage, engine parts everywhere. I'll update on this project with pictures soon now that I let the cat out of the bag.
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Okay, so you're saying with the NA 10:1 compression ratio & not going with the XT 8.4:1 compression ratio.

If your engine can handle the boost with the higher compression ratio, you'll be making some some serious power with lower boost!

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Okay, so you're saying with the NA 10:1 compression ratio & not going with the XT 8.4:1 compression ratio.

If your engine can handle the boost with the higher compression ratio, you'll be making some some serious power with lower boost!

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Merry Christmas to me:



Scored an entire JDM Forester Cross Sports front clip. They literally chopped it of and is being shipped on a pallet from CA.



Next up will be installing all the goodies. Though I will likely keep my retrofit headlights over those JDM HIDs, so they will be up for sale very soon.

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Scored an entire JDM Forester Cross Sports front clip. They literally chopped it of and is being shipped on a pallet from CA.



Next up will be installing all the goodies. Though I will likely keep my retrofit headlights over those JDM HIDs, so they will be up for sale very soon.

OMG, I hate you and am SO jealous of you right now!
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OMG, I hate you and am SO jealous of you right now!
You'll really hate me when I tell you the price.

Brace yourself. $1500 shipped and insured. DEAL OF THE CENTURY.

Now to find a good body shop to paint it all. I'll likely install it all, take her somewhere and have them spray that, the hood, and fix some gnarly chips and scrapes on some of the panels while it's there.
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You'll really hate me when I tell you the price.

Brace yourself. $1500 shipped and insured. DEAL OF THE CENTURY.

Now to find a good body shop to paint it all. I'll likely install it all, take her somewhere and have them spray that, the hood, and fix some gnarly chips and scrapes on some of the panels while it's there.
Oh holy crap....you're right.....I hate you even more now!

I have a recommendation for a body shop....they do great work but aren't what I would call cheap by any means....
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