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2005 Outback 2.5i
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+1 for Supercharging. You can run it on low boost and still have a reliable vehicle. Keep in mind, though, that (IMO & others') the real weakness in the 2.5i is the head gaskets. So, yes you can supercharge, but unless you keep it under 3psi, know that you will soon probably develop a leak at the head gaskets, at which point you will need to re-surface the heads and re-install them with "turbo" gaskets. This sounds like a costly and time consuming job, but it really isn't that bad (or expensive) if you can get someone to do it right. Who knows, your head gaskets may be sweating already so it may be better to get them done first before you attempt a forced air induction retrofit.

FWIW, I am planning to Supercharge right after the winter. I would've done it already but I haven't been able to get my hands on a good, relatively inexpensive short-snout M45 or M67.
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