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Old 08-08-2007, 01:26 PM   #21
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well, here's a link to a thread i started about the wrx turbo, containing the compressor map for it. i don't have the greddy map, but if someone does we could get them both in the same place. :-)

i know this thread has run its course, so i starte dthe new therad so when the 'should i use a wrx turbo?" question come sup agian, there's a better thread that shows up in search... :-P

https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...195#post138195
that will be a good help to many people in the future. There are a few good threads on here and m.net, but nothing really difinitive.

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This has been asked about before and someone had posted that the WRX turbo flows less CFM than the Greddy TD04. The only advantage I see over the TD04 is the WRX turbo is watercooled. I have both a WRX turbo and a Greddy TD04 and the TD04 even looks a little bigger than the WRX turbo. I haven't had them side by side yet because I have no reason to take the turbo out of either car. When that time comes I will post pics.

Also, huh... An upgrade it is...

http://cekretperformance.com/Merchan...=GRupgrdnissan

Another advantage is price. Its not uncommon to see a wrx snail sell for $40 in good condition.

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Glad to hear that worked out. No damage then? Managed to get it tapped off straight? That manifold you have could be drilled for a T3.
Im glad everything worked out well too, I was super stressed. Fins look good and the thing spins freely.

I had considered an adaptor plate but I would have to go to a shop to get it done or buy online..which is more of a cost issue.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:26 PM   #22
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Another advantage is price. Its not uncommon to see a wrx snail sell for $40 in good condition.
yeah, that's one of the big advantages of this route. it's CHEAP to get the turbos themselves in pristine condition. if flanges for the turbo manifolds and downpipes were easier to get your hands on from vendors, it would be a much more viable option for thrifty diy'ers. :-)
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yeah, that's one of the big advantages of this route. it's CHEAP to get the turbos themselves in pristine condition. if flanges for the turbo manifolds and downpipes were easier to get your hands on from vendors, it would be a much more viable option for thrifty diy'ers. :-)
let alone the chance to upgrade to a VF34....which is one hell of a good turbocharger IMO. On a usdm 2.0L wrx, with a good tune and well thought out supporting mods, it offers amazing response and great top end. Im sure it would be the same for any 1.8L miata
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