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***Update 19JUN15***
Motor is in the possession of Pablo and the team at Speed Perf6rmanc3. The details of the motor are here.

***Big Ass Update 1/4/2015***
Turbo is on and the first start video post can be found here

***Update 1/1/2015***
Kit is on!!! Well sorta, we ran into a problem with DP being too long. This isn't the fault of JDL, rather its the correction of a bad TR3 DP and having to make the exhaust longer to reach the TR3 DP. Link to the photos here

***Update 12/17/2014***
Turbo kit arrived and it is everything I thought it was going to be! Link to the pictures in this thread is here

***Update 11/1/2014***
Bought the DP6 caliper kit from TCE here on the forum and got some EBC Slotted rotors for the front. I am currently looking for a solution for the rear without replacing the calipers

link to the update EBC USR1434 rotors and TCE DP6 Caliper kit for the front purchased

***Update 10/29/14***

Ronnie set me up with some eye candy!

The kit is coming together!!! Pics this way

***Update 10/21/2014***

JDL Auto Desgin sent me an invoice or the kit!!!!! I will have images over the next few weeks while they work on the kit for me. Also I will be trading in the Subaru turbo kit for a GTX3076R with Tial .63AR turbine housing.

Link to invoice in this thread

***Update 9/12/2014***
Sold the STI, Sold the parts we got for it, kept the GTX3076R :D.
I'm tapping Boomba for a list of goodies to change the turbine housing, adapt from 5 bolt discharge to 3"V-band, and oil/coolant fittings.

Link to the GTX pic
http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-st-turbo-upgrades/22203-gtx3076r-powered-st-ditched-vf48-idea-6.html#post625627

Reaching out to JDL Autodesign for some fab help.

You guys might get to see their handy-work go on my car for this.
 

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Interesting and unique. Looking forward to seeing results.
We will get a price quote on the 6266 rotated kit tomorrow and if it is under 3k like we think it will be my wife will order it right then and this opening the flood gates for new mods for me
 

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One of the things I miss most about my old WRX was the inter model parts interchangeability... Made modding on the cheap a lot easier. I really like the idea of this, and I am very interested to see how it turns out.
 

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Yep the ej25 has a vf48 turbo now and it is a solid turbo! You can run up to 22-23psi without the turbo failing prematurely but most run a peak of 21-22psi on pump and then taper down on the subys.

I have a vf39 in mine since i have a older model and the 48 is your best bet plus its free lol. And on subys on pump gas people are seing from 320-340whp on 93oct so should be safe to say that the ST should be able to make similar numbers to it.
 

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Yep the ej25 has a vf48 turbo now and it is a solid turbo! You can run up to 22-23psi without the turbo failing prematurely but most run a peak of 21-22psi on pump and then taper down on the subys.

I have a vf39 in mine since i have a older model and the 48 is your best bet plus its free lol. And on subys on pump gas people are seing from 320-340whp on 93oct so should be safe to say that the ST should be able to make similar numbers to it.
Aside from the engine being slightly larger I don't see why I won't be able to hit a little over 300
 

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Aside from the engine being slightly larger I don't see why I won't be able to hit a little over 300
Ive seen the older wrx that were 2.0 pushing 300-315 with the older vf39 so it should not be a problem. Just find the sweet spot on the turbo for your car cause i know my suby does not like anything above 21psi on 93oct since its basically a hair drier at that point but it should taper less than our stock turbo so i can see you doing 16-17 psi at redline probably.
 

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Ive seen the older wrx that were 2.0 pushing 300-315 with the older vf39 so it should not be a problem. Just find the sweet spot on the turbo for your car cause i know my suby does not like anything above 21psi on 93oct since its basically a hair dryer at that point but it should taper less than our stock turbo so i can see you doing 16-17 psi at redline probably.
Ha, hair drier! Yea our turbo is basically a hair drier from the factory
 

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The stock turbo is garbage the vf48 turbo will be a moce upgrade with a good spool up so you will still get really good tq!
Yea I like what I have read about tuned vf48 STI's and the torque curve they have gotten. I am hoping that I will see similar results based on our displacement. I think we have a similar compression ratio as well.
 

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Yea I like what I have read about tuned vf48 STI's and the torque curve they have gotten. I am hoping that I will see similar results based on our displacement. I think we have a similar compression ratio as well.
Yes we might have a smaller displacement but the turbo being so close to the head and since we have a higher compression ratio it should more than make up for the missing 0.5 liters, i would say it will spool really quick and pack a punch!

What kills the subys spoolup is the long headers but its going to be interesting with our setup being basically bolted to the head lol.
 

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IHI VF-series powered ST

Yes we might have a smaller displacement but the turbo being so close to the head and since we have a higher compression ratio it should more than make up for the missing 0.5 liters, i would say it will spool really quick and pack a punch!

What kills the subys spoolup is the long headers but its going to be interesting with our setup being basically bolted to the head lol.
I hadn't considered placement in comparison to a boxer, good point.

My wife just dropped 4k on parts for the STI which includes a big turbo :nerd:
 

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I hadn't considered placement in comparison to a boxer, good point.

My wife just dropped 4k on parts for the STI which includes a big turbo :nerd:
That is awesome! I love my sti man they are really fun cars but i daily my ST its just more comfortable lol.
 

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That is awesome! I love my sti man they are really fun cars but i daily my ST its just more comfortable lol.
It's gonna be awesome. We are gonna round out what she got with some new seating(maybe, her choice) wheels, tires, and suspension.
 

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It's gonna be awesome. We are gonna round out what she got with some new seating(maybe, her choice) wheels, tires, and suspension.
Well i hope for the best! Im sure it will be awesome, now that ive been seeing the new sti im liking it a lot been thinking about selling mine and buying a new one lol.
 

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Awesome, Can't wait to see how this one plays out..

siht daer nac uoy fi revo em lloR
 

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Just saw this....u ain't right ST3!!!:)

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You know me, always trying something new for the rest of us!
 
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