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    Turbo upgrade advice needed.

    What kind of turbo is recommended if I wanna step away from the stock turbo on my 2012 WRX. I've been told that the GT35R would be the choice they would go with...does anyone else agree with this and does anyone know the horsepower rating of the stock turbo, like what it's good up to? And if anyone is in or area the Lehighton, PA area, send me a message. Thanks.

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    If you don't have $15K available, a GT35R isn't in the cards for you.
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    ahhh, well I was told that by a guy that likes to go all out on his cars and said if he had my car that that's what he would do haha. Do you have a recommendation of a cheaper but still decent bigger turbo to go with?

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    You have not exactly stated any goals nor a budget. Any turbo over stock is going to require other complementary parts to support it.
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    well to start, I'd like to get the Cobb intake and get a turbo back exhaust and get a Perrin front mount intercooler kit. this is my first car with a turbo so I'm kinda knew to what's all involved with them and what the right setup is so whatever I can do with the stock turbo without burning it out quick but have like 50-100 more horespower, that's what I'd like to do. And it's my daily driver so I want to keep it pretty economic on fuel and don't plan on taking it to the track very much so any recommendations are appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSonic12 View Post
    well to start, I'd like to get the Cobb intake and get a turbo back exhaust and get a Perrin front mount intercooler kit. this is my first car with a turbo so I'm kinda knew to what's all involved with them and what the right setup is so whatever I can do with the stock turbo without burning it out quick but have like 50-100 more horespower, that's what I'd like to do. And it's my daily driver so I want to keep it pretty economic on fuel and don't plan on taking it to the track very much so any recommendations are appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSonic12
    well to start, I'd like to get the Cobb intake and get a turbo back exhaust and get a Perrin front mount intercooler kit. this is my first car with a turbo so I'm kinda knew to what's all involved with them and what the right setup is so whatever I can do with the stock turbo without burning it out quick but have like 50-100 more horespower, that's what I'd like to do. And it's my daily driver so I want to keep it pretty economic on fuel and don't plan on taking it to the track very much so any recommendations are appreciated.
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    A custom S2 tune would likely give you what you want and save you a bunch of $$ in the meantime...
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    yeah I agree with this cause I don't wanna do much internal stuff if I don't have to. it only has 18,000 miles on it which is barely breaking it in so pretty much for the next few years or more, I think the smart and cost efficient thing to do as far as upgrades is to do the easy part replacements and tune and run that until I feel like I would like more power. thanks for the advice guys.

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