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I've searched on the forums and the internet and haven't found any real information on these (I'm not sure if I should be worried about the lack of info):


According to their official website:
http://www.godspeedproject.com/Turbocharger/20g-td06-turbo-charger-legacy-wrx-gh8-forester-outback

BIG TD06 20G 8CM TURBO CHARGER (bolt on the Subaru WRX / Legacy / Forester / Outback)

DIRECT BOLT-ON to the following vechile:

- 08+ Subaru WRX only
- 05-09 ( 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 ) Subaru Legacy GT / Limited
- 09+ Subaru Forester 2.5xt
- 05-09 (2005 2006 2007 2008 2009) Subaru Outback

Bearing system: Journal Bearing
Compressor Wheel Diameter: 52.5/ 68mm
TURBINE Wheel Diameter: 58.8 / 67mm
Turbine TRIM: 57
Turbine flange type flange: subaru flange type
Downpipe flange type : subaru flange type
Nozzle Area: 8cm
Cooling type : oil and water cooled
Horsepower rating: 430+ hp
BOLT ON TURBO FOR : WRX GH8, LEGACY GT, FORESTER 2.5, OUTBACK
Actuator set at : 14.5 PSI
CFM: 640



Here's the exact same one on Amazon :

I'd really like a VF52, but I'm having some difficulties locating one close to me.


Does anyone have useful information or horror stories about this unit?

Thank you in advance,
Craig
 

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Beware of cheap turbos, there cheap for a reason. It probably wont last long.

And also think about tuning it. If you cant find info, think about how much info you will find about tuning the turbo.

If youre having a shop tune it, ask your tuner.

If you like me, and like to pioneer, go for it, and let us know how it works out. Ive always been interested, I just have other priorities.

Not the most useful info, but just things to think about.
 

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For the money I would go with kinugawa/kamak. Seems to be almost identically priced and the users here have more experience with them. Also, it might be a "bolt on" turbo in that it fits in the stock location, but you'll need fuel for anything bigger than a vf, as well as exhaust, probably an inlet, intercooler, etc.
 

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From what ive read on nasioc, it seems the ONLY people that have any success with ebay turbos are the ones that buy the turbo and rebuild them with a rebiild kit. Most other people that dont rebuild them say they blow up in a few thousand miles or at the very least, the seals go. So if you feel youre cabable of rebuilding the turbo its probably more cost effective and safe to buy a legit vf52
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I definitely understand what you're saying. I'll definitely run it past my tuner and get some feedback from him as well. I do like to pioneer, but not on my daily driver :icon_wink:

Beware of cheap turbos, there cheap for a reason. It probably wont last long.

And also think about tuning it. If you cant find info, think about how much info you will find about tuning the turbo.

If youre having a shop tune it, ask your tuner.

If you like me, and like to pioneer, go for it, and let us know how it works out. Ive always been interested, I just have other priorities.

Not the most useful info, but just things to think about.

I was looking at the Kinugawa set as well. I think I'm getting confused on their site though..haha

Intercooler is definitely in my shopping cart along with some new injectors. I already have my dw65 installed. My Forester already has a turboback setup and open source tune to accompany that at the moment.

For the money I would go with kinugawa/kamak. Seems to be almost identically priced and the users here have more experience with them. Also, it might be a "bolt on" turbo in that it fits in the stock location, but you'll need fuel for anything bigger than a vf, as well as exhaust, probably an inlet, intercooler, etc.


Thank you for your feedback so far!
 

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I'd go with steam's new line of turbos and look at the STX67. People on NASIOC should be putting them on their cars pretty soon so I'd check out their results as well. They should be really similar to the Kamak turbos with the 9 blade turbine wheel and a billet compressor wheel.

A bunch of us here on the forum run turbos from Kinugawa, including myself, and I think theyre great turbos. The website is a little bit odd but it shouldn't be too bad navigating the site.
 

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I second the Steam and Kinugawa votes. I emailed Steam quite a few questions back and forth (mainly for terminology clarification/to learn) and instantly had my emails returned with detailed answers...and i've seen others promote their customer service with some nice results popping up more and more on other forums as time goes on. And it's hard to argue with some of the results others have shown with kinugawa on this site alone.

And kudos on the new avatar pic...looks great!
 

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guy had one up here local.
Lasted 2 Pulls and pop. blew up.
That's what happens for a cheap turbo.
Just an a VF series and call it a day.
 

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I'd definitely like to read some testimonials regarding Steam's setups. They look pretty well built in the pictures.

I'd go with steam's new line of turbos and look at the STX67. People on NASIOC should be putting them on their cars pretty soon so I'd check out their results as well. They should be really similar to the Kamak turbos with the 9 blade turbine wheel and a billet compressor wheel.

A bunch of us here on the forum run turbos from Kinugawa, including myself, and I think theyre great turbos. The website is a little bit odd but it shouldn't be too bad navigating the site.



I'm probably going to go to Snail Performance/FW up in Roseville. They're really close to me. Although I have heard some amazing feedback about EQ! I saw your dyno sheet and was like :rock:

since you are in elk grove, are you going to EQ?

wudabum and i did similar setups.

i have the kinugawa td05-18g, 9blade, billet wheel, ported, sti style and was $1000~

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/887x665q90/841/lf63.jpg




Yeah, I've seen some decent results as well. I couldn't resist changing my avatar to show off my new grille and horn setup :biggrin:

...and i've seen others promote their customer service with some nice results popping up more and more on other forums as time goes on. And it's hard to argue with some of the results others have shown with kinugawa on this site alone.

And kudos on the new avatar pic...looks great!



One of the main reasons I'm posting this is because I've heard so much contradicting info about the Kinugawa turbos. I love the idea of an OEM setup, I just don't know if it'll be enough...

guy had one up here local.
Lasted 2 Pulls and pop. blew up.
That's what happens for a cheap turbo.
Just an a VF series and call it a day.
 

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I bought a VF52 from these guys turbochargersystems for $750.00. I have over 10,000 miles with no problems. It was ceramic coated and it came with a warranty. I called and talked to them before I made the purchase. Great people to deal with. They are located in Oregon and rebuild several different manufactures turbo's. They are also on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/turbochargersystems?rf=428013520577284
Just passing it on as I'm very pleased with their product and customer service.
 

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On a side note, a TD06-20G with that enormous turbine wheel is likely to be rather laggy but more importantly, you stand to lose a lot of bottom end power that you currently have because the turbo won't be making usable boost till well past 3k (anyone, correct this if I am wrong here) and from there on, the ride will be pretty wild which could make daily driving a chore after the initial giggle factor has worn off. This might also be worth asking your tuner about as well, he would know more.
 
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