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· Wedges' Biggest Fan!
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Which turbo to purchase.

-Used WRX turbo
-Used STi turbo
-GT32R

They are all right about the same price.

What it will be working with;

STi Rods and Pistons
Stock RS heads.
Hydra EM
WRX injectors
blah
blah
blah.

I will be using subachad up and downpipes. Up is 2" Down is 2.5"
Or
I could buy some cheap up and downpipes cut them to fit by the non-turbo x member and SOHC head, 4"dp and EWG kit from Grimmspeed.

I am just curious on which turbo you would choose and why? I would like a STi turbo. I cannot ignore the fact that you can get a brand new GT32R for $600.

Okay Give me some feedback, please.

-Doug
 

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Are you going to be running modded injectors? Also I think the gt32 your looking at is probably a journal bearing turbo. I have never seen and gt bb turbo's that cheap.
 

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yeah, i have a td04 on mny car now.. it spools fast but thats about it lol.. i would go with the gt32r myself.. also made to work with the hydra.. ( witch i also have ) .. i think they have a great spool/boost comp..
 

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yeah the gt32 is not a "r" the "r" is dual ball bearing. The gt30r and gt35r are about $1100-1200 which is really not that bad. Or setup to the gt40r for $1800 and $15,000 in extra tid bits. :)
 

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They should fit ok. I was asking to make sure they would be big enough for the turbos you were asking about.
There will not be. The 06/07 injectors actually max out with the stock vf43 after some mods and more boost. A gt32 would need more fuel. but you can mod them easy enough.
 

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I would suggest going with something in the 820cc+ range. I've swapped injectors about 3 times now. If you think you want to go with a big turbo might as well get injectors to handle it now.
 

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You could just do a moddified stock injector. They usually get you about 820cc IIRC. If you buy something like an rc engineering,bosch,denso or siemens type make sure it's a high impedance.
 

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since when is a used td04 the same price as a gt32?

i bought my td04 used for 80$ lol
I was wondering the same thing when I first replied to this. I just didn't say anything.

I bought my td04 for $120 and see vf39's sell everyday on nasioc for $250-$300. And the gt32 is a quite a bit more than either of them!
 

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whatever you do dont get the td04......go with something gt32, 18 or 20G...vf22.....

personally i'd go with the gt32 if your not going to be using stock subaru type flanges yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah
 

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whatever you do dont get the td04......go with something gt32, 18 or 20G...vf22.....

personally i'd go with the gt32 if your not going to be using stock subaru type flanges yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah
I would love a VF34, but I cant find one for the right price. I just have not been looking hard enough lol. My ideal boost will be 15-18. I want to get this going the cheapest way but most reliable. Not really the cheapest way. Know what I mean?

I will be using a turbo X member now... What does the GT32 run for flanges?
 

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Still in search for a STi turbo.. If all else fails GT32 :)

So far the mod list is this.

Hydra EM Standalone- $1500
STi Rods- $125
Stage 3 clutch- $200
FMIC Kit - $250
800cc Deatschwerks injectors- $399.99
Up pipe with EWG- $319.99 Grimmspeed Kit
DP- $247.99
ACL Race bearing- $89.99
Turbo X member- $120.00 + shipping
Walbro 255-$100

More to go... But this is a pretty good bite on it. I already purchase some of them...

This is just a partial list.
 
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