2008 WRX.... Can i get what i want out of this turbo?
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This is a discussion on 2008 WRX.... Can i get what i want out of this turbo? within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; so i am new to subaru, coming from a GM background. I have an 08 wrx with 60,000 miles and ...

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    2008 WRX.... Can i get what i want out of this turbo?

    so i am new to subaru, coming from a GM background. I have an 08 wrx with 60,000 miles and i picked it up for 14,500 from a local subaru dealer, a deal i couldn't pass up seeing as how i am a new dad lol. I just want to do a down pipe with a cat, a car back, intake and e85. e85 is everywhere in michigan and i used it in my cobalt and trans am, i think the stuff is great. so with the e85 ill need injectors, 1000 if my research is correct, and an access port so i can pro tune. i was going to go to p and l in chicago for my tune. question is with the stock turbo TD04 on an 08, what can i really expect? the car really has no top end, well to me anyway.... any ideas are much appreciated.

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    On the 08's TD04... basically nothing... It's the black sheep of the WRX family so to speak... definitely upgrade to a bigger turbo, even if it's the stocker off an 09+

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    if i do go with the stock on from an 09+, TD05 i believe, is that a direct bolt on? or do i need to do an intercooler upgrade or anything else. this car is just my daily driver, i just want a little more, but I'm over trying to be the fastest guy in town.

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    VF52 I'm sorry, they are on ebay, new or rebuilt for about 600$

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    Does it bolt directly to the intercooler? I also don't think you need a bigger intercooler. The only thing you'd need is a tune as far as I know
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    the stock turbs on the 08 is under-rated. calling it the 'black sheep'. cmon it may not be as big and fast as the 09+, but it still the same turbo used on all previous wrx. if tuned right with all the correct equipment, you could be pushing an easy 22 lbs of boost.

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