i just bought an 05 wrx.
i new to the whole modding/upgrading cars thing so bear with me.
like i said i just got this car, i got it cheaper because it needs a new turbo, the engine got factory replaced ( new ) at 101k miles, the turbo didnt. currently the car has 144k miles. the engine has 43k. it is completely stock. it doesnt even have a boost gauge, i got to get one put in asap. it is a clean car, no wrecks. so now at 144k after owning the car for a month, the mechanic i took the car to(for its one month check up) says that the turbo is starting to burn / wear out. that i knew getting into this. so i guess i should get it done as soon as i can. anyways, my question to anyone is, can you help me find the right parts to replace with the car? i was hoping to replace the old turbo with another stock or something a little better with out dropping a ton of $$$ to do it.
i googled some turbos for wrxs and after of confusion i found these 2 on ebay, ( if anyone has a better place to buy parts for my car please let me know. )
Subaru TD04 Turbo 98 05 Forester Impreza WRX Turbocharger | eBay
TD05 TD05H 20g Turbo Charger Direct Bolt on Subaru Impreza WRX EJ20 EJ25 Engine | eBay
are either of these the right one i should get?
like i said, i know almost nothing when it comes to subaru parts/mods/upgrades. so any help would be awesome.
im 19 and dont have alot of mechanic experience. im not your average teenager either, this is my everyday car, so i have to take good care of this car, i cant afford to hot rod it around everywhere.
so far the few friends i have that have subis have said i should get an sti intercooler, a new bigger airflow pipe( i forget what the exact name of it was ), and a turbo vac exhaust for starters.
thats my plans for the car right now. but since i need the turbo first i need to get learned up on this stuff fast.
thank you for your help.