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Subaru turbo?

Discussion in 'Performance' started by dhetman, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. dhetman

    dhetman New Member

    I would like to mount a turbo charger on a little 4 cylinder mini truck and I would like any tips or tricks as well as maybe a source here in Canada to buy these parts, as well I need DOT approved rims as we can license these here and as we sell them we would like to make them street legal with tires and rims, thanks Dennis:confused:
  2. MiniBrutes

    MiniBrutes Member

    DOT wheels/rims are not a major problem. There just isnt a huge selection of styles. Steel wheels are everywhere, but if you want custom, your choices are limited. (With not being an ATV wheel)

    I am no turbo expert but.....

    You may wish to consider a supercharger instead. I only say that because some Subie's came supercharged from the factory and you should be able to source used parts for your conversion. In fact, I know where there is a dead supercharged subie engine nearly complete.

    As far as turbo, you would be getting a manifold fabricated, and I have no idea as to what would have to be done to the carb or otherwise. There are lots of teeny turbos out there that would do the job, but its everything else that would be tougher.

    Hopefully a real forced-induction specialist can shed some more light on this.

  3. steve_nagoya

    steve_nagoya Member

    For a Subaru, you'll want to go with a super charged engine. It gives 40% more power when in use. And, we can super charged engines here from our supplier, no problem.

    One thing to note: there's more to the engine, so you'll have to know what you're doing, or willing to work with it. Its a very different system. If you need more info, some of the Subaru enthusists will know more. "Subaru" is one guy who knows his stuff and he's got a few Super Charged coming his way from us.
  4. Colin

    Colin Member

    To address your wheel question: Sambars have a 4x100mm pattern, which is probably the single most common four-bolt automotive pattern in use. I'm using 14" American Racing wheels, which I nabbed off an '82 320i. :)

  5. MiniBrutes

    MiniBrutes Member

    Yup. 4x100 is most any older import car and many newer. Civics for sure. You can get used custom wheels in a civic bolt pattern for peanuts.
  6. shreddog

    shreddog Member

  7. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    i've seen that before, i think it's junk, JMHO. that gizmo is a 12v fan with a switch and will not change with the demands of your engine like a real turbo or supercharger will. as an engine revs up it increases it's demand for air and fuel and that little fan will not meet the demands and i think it would probably hinder more than help.

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