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Old 15-01-2016, 09:50 AM
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Hi Everybody my name's Salim.

I've recently bought my first WRX and turbo car.
I purchased a 2008/MY09 WRX which needs the turbo replaced.
It still drives and all but it doesn't have the power that it usually should and when I give it a hit there's a really loud winding/screaming noise.
The car is completely stock.

I'm most likely posting this in the wrong place but I've been shopping around for turbos on eBay and I hoping that some people can give me a heads up whether I'm on the right track or not. These are two that I have found but I have no idea if they actually fit the Aussie variation or if they are different at all.

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...637547&alt=web

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http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...917938&alt=web
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Old 15-01-2016, 01:35 PM
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They look like hand grenades. Don't do it. Try and find a second hand vf52 if you can.
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The first link at least has the correct flange to mate up to a stock 08+ intercooler. The second link doesn't. I've not heard of either of those brands, and they are suspiciously cheap. I would personally avoid.

Look to a second hand vf52 as Nic says, you should be looking at around $500-$700 for a good one. It's also worth noting that if the turbo you change to isn't the same as what came off the car, you will need a tune. That adds more to your costs ($1k+ typically).
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lol, don't buy $300 China junk.
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Ok cool avoid those turbos, understood Hahaha

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You could get a quote to repair your current turbo depending on what's wrong with it.
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Hey mate, did a turbo swap I'm mine about a year ago. Just went onto buy swap sell wrx Sti Australia on Facebook and asked. Got offered two vf52s for $350 both low km (<20k)

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Hey mate, did a turbo swap I'm mine about a year ago. Just went onto buy swap sell wrx Sti Australia on Facebook and asked. Got offered two vf52s for $350 both low km (<20k)

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It was a used one private sale. Doubt the other guy will still have his either

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It was a used one private sale. Doubt the other guy will still have his either

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