oops...sorry, but I just had to quote this for jt2
"It was decided the larger 2.5-liter engine from the Forester would get a turbo of its own, and the Forester 2.5XT was born.
But this is not the 300-hp, 300-pound-feet engine from the '04 WRX STi. That engine, with its big IHI turbocharger, wasn't what the doctor ordered for a family SUV. Nor was the 227-hp engine from the standard WRX.
What we have here is a custom-made 210-hp, 235-pound-feet DOHC 2.5-liter boxer four with variable intake-valve timing through 35 degrees of crankshaft rotation and its own smaller Mitsubishi Heavy Industries intercooled turbo, a unit that produces faster throttle response and spool-up than the IHI unit. Boost maxes out at 11.6 psi versus 14.5 psi for the STi engine, and that figure of 235 pound-feet at 3600 rpm is a whopping 42 percent more than the plain-vanilla engine generates."
this is from Car and Driver btw.
not here to flame the any Subaru, but here to learn. Hope this topic takes a rest.