Will the turbo from an 08 WRX fit my 04 WRX?
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    Will the turbo from an 08 WRX fit my 04 WRX?

    Looking to buy a used turbo from an 08 WRX and wondering if it will work in my 04?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Nope.

    08s started using a Legacy style turbo, meaning it's layout is different.

    On top of that, the power ratings from 08 didn't really differ at all from 2004. Not worth the upgrade anyway.

    Look to upgrade to a VF39, VF43, VF48, or something of that nature from an STI.
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    As said, no. The flanges are different. Even if it would bolt on, it would only be a marginal upgrade (td04-13t vs. td04-19t). In my opinion, not worth the trouble. If you're going to upgrade I wouldn't consider anything short of a vf, or larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    As said, no. The flanges are different. Even if it would bolt on, it would only be a marginal upgrade (td04-13t vs. td04-19t). In my opinion, not worth the trouble. If you're going to upgrade I wouldn't consider anything short of a vf, or larger.
    Oh wow, the 08 was a 19t wheel? I did not know that!
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    You would have to change out a lot of stuff as somebody pointed out not worth it.. You can always just get a 19t upgrade for a fraction of the price and get better performance.. Td04-19tHL.. I recommend that one if your going to go that route..

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