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    Hey guys

    New to subarus.. just got a 95 impreza wrx it has 163,000km on it... turbo pulls nicely everything stock no mods.

    Im curious to how long i can expect my turbo to last for... has anyone here drove theirs over 200,000km with stock turbos? or had issues with theirs blowing early. Im interested in what all of you have to say.



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    unfortunately theres no magic number. there are a lot of USDM wrx's getting well over 100k miles out of their cars w/ original turbos/clutches/etc.

    check out this thread: High Mileage Club

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    My turbo has, roughly 231,262.733 kilometers on it =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
    My turbo has, roughly 231,262.733 kilometers on it =)
    That's only about 143700 miles...
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

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    As Dez said, there's really no magic number. All depends on the maintenance, style of driving, climate, etc.

    I'm on my stock STI turbo and I'm at 124k miles now...the last 10k of those later miles have been on Stage 2 power levels as well.
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    The turbo is not a maintenance item. Ideally it should last the life of the car.
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    thank you

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