Join Date: Dec 2015
Car Year: 2001
Car Model: forester
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2001 Supercharged Forester Build
Hello, this is going to be a journal of the trials and tribulations of supercharging a N/A 2.5 Forester.
So far I have mounted the Raptor Supercharger, changed the injectors to higher volume WRX ones, sent the car to the Mass Acceleration shop in Denver NC who added the new computer and harness and started the tune. During the process the shop pro (steven) found that my left cylinder bank had lower compression than the right, which turned out to be a skipped tooth on the timing belt. He put in a new belt kit from gates and righted the cylinder bank giving me even compression on all cylinders. During the road testing the air fuel temps were getting to 190 degrees so shes too hot.
Right now I'm installing a water to air setup from frozen boost to see if it does the trick. After this we will see if its cools the charge. The rest of the tune and dyno tests will begin. I will post pics of the setup as I install new pieces of the IC. I have removed the front bumper to mount the heat exchanger and plumbing. I plan on mounting the reservoir in the cargo area as it is rather large.
Yes this has turned out to be a Frankenstein! I hope anyone that is contemplating this maneuver will find help in this endeavor. Thanks to Bobby for his insight.