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Subaru WRX Turbo Upgrade

Subaru WRX Turbo Upgrade

This is Our Subaru Wrx turbo Upgrade option for the Factory Turbochager, you must Provide a Core Turbo For This Service. We do the TDO4HL Upgrade For $550 (50x62x65 bcw and 45 52 9 Blade TW).

Here are Larger Turbo Upgrade Options That We Build Brand New.

Subaru STI, Legacy GT, WRX Turbo Upgrade Options

We Also Build Larger Turbos 16g, 20g, and Larger For $650 without Wastegate or set up for External Wastegate and $700 with an Internal Wastegate Actuator. (You do not have to provide a core turbo for the 20g turbos or larger, we build new units.)

  • 16g 48.3mm x 68mm compressor wheel / tdo5h 12 or 9 Blade Turbine Wheel 375-400hp
  • 18g 50 x 68mm compressor wheel / tdo5h 12 or 9 Blade Turbine Wheel 400-425hp
  • 20g 52.6mm x 68mm / tdo5h 12 or 9 Blade Turbine Wheel / TDO6SL2/TDO6/TDO6H 400-450hp

TDO6, TDO6sl2, TDO6H Series ($800 without Wastegate Actuator $850 With) 

  • 56 x 76 x 79  7+7 Blade Billet Compressor Wheel /TDO6, TDO6SL2, or TDO6 500hp
  • 58 x76 x 80  11 blade GTX3076r Compressor Wheel / TDO6H Turbine 550hp+
  • 60.27 x 82 x 83  7+7 Blade Billet Compressor Wheel / TDO6H 9 blade 600hp+
  • 60.5 x 78 x 83 5+5, 6+6, or 11 blade 25g Billet Compressor Wheel / TDO6H 9 blade 600hp+

Turbine Wheel Upgrade Options:

  • TDO5H 49mm x 56mm 12 or 9 blade
  • TDO6SL2 54mm x 61mm 11 or 9 blade
  • TDO6 55mm x 65mm 12 blade
  • TDO6H 58.8 x 67.2 11, 9 blade unclipped, 9 blade clipped (I recommend 9 blade clipped or unclipped because it’s 100 grams lighter than the 11 blade)

Contact Us For a Turbo Build: turbolabamerica@gmail.com

How To Do a Boost Leak Test

Here I Teach How to Do a Boost Leak Test. This Is the Most Important Thing to Know How to Do If You Own a Turbo Car.

If Your Turbo Vehicle Has a Boost Leak It is Rob You of Your Horsepower, Fuel Economy, and Can Potentially Cause You to Blow Up Your Engine by Burning a Valve, Running too Rich and Washing the Cylinders, and Blowing Your Headgasket from Throwing off Your Tune.

Boost Leaks Will Cause a Rich Condition, The Car can Also Experience Stalling, Rough and High Idle, Loss of Power, Bad Fuel Mileage, and Loss of Turbo Spool up. This is the Single Most Important Thing that You can Learn About Turbochargers.

Here is an Easy to Read Itemized List of Symptoms of Boost Leaks:

  • Vehicle Lacks Power and is Slow
  • Turbo is Very Laggy, (Spool Up is Slow)
  • Bad Gas Mileage
  • Rough Idle
  • High Idle
  • Engine Stalling

Make Sure You Buy The Appropriate Boost Leak Tester For Your Application. (1″, 2″, 3″, 4″, 5″ etc)

Here are Some Boost Leak Testers Already Made that You can Purchase.

Common Leaks That You Cannot See Are Often Found In Conditions Like:

  • Corroded Intercooler Pipe
  • Corroded Intercooler (Common for DSM)
  • Not Properly Sealed Intercooler Core. ( I saw this on a New Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel Once)
  • Leaking Blow Off Valve (Common with Greedy, Blitz, and Factory BOV)
  • Holes in Vacuum Lines
  • Broken Seal Intake Manifold Gaskets
  • Dry Rotted Fuel Injector Seals

Steps Too Boost Leak Testing Your Car:

  • Install Boost Leak Tester On TurboCharger Inlet
  • Fill Up Boost Leak Tester Tire Valve With Air Chuck Until You Reach Your Boost Level (25 psi+)
  • Spray Soapy Water All Over Charge Pipes, Vacuum Lines, and Where Every Boost May Go.
  • Search For Bubbles to find Leaks