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2.5 N/A to Turbo

10626 Views 12 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  hustler
I am in the planning stages of adding a turbo to my 2004 Outback 2.5 5mt. Part of my reason for doing this to my existing car is (1) cheaper insurance (2) I like the "sleeper" status of no one knowing my car has a turbo. I was thinking of going with the factory setup off of an 04 Baja Turbo or Forester XT.

Has anyone done this yet? I really don't want to do a complete motor swap, as my car only has 42k on it. OR is there a supercharger available for these cars?

Anyone have suggestions (besides trading it in for a newer OBXT)?
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Normally, I would be right there with dakboy, but after reading one of your other posts about some of your other projects, you seemed quite capable of a project like this one, and I am interested to see what you end up doing.

I don't know of anyone who has added forced induction to a car around that model year, but I have to believe that your interest in going with a Baja Turbo setup is going to be the most plug and play by far. As much as I hate to do it, I might recommend you dig around on NASIOC a bit to see if there is anyone who has gone this route over there.
Just need to find that lightly rolled Baja Turbo, or the one that got rear-ended at 50 MPH :D. The vast majority of the people who come here talking about turbos are people who have "ended up" with an Outback, and want it to perform like their WRX or their V8 Camaro. But very few have the combination or talent, money, and desire to make anything happen. The other thing, want some 300-400 HP monster, and end up looking for a big swap or big upgrade. If you can be satisfied with a setup designed for 220 HP like a Baja Turbo or Forester XT, you eliminate a lot of the stumbling blocks that stop the over enthusiastic in their tracks.
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