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Old 08-29-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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Subaru turbo kit in 99 boxster?

i just bout a 99 porsche boxster i bought it with the intentions of putting alot of money into it to get where i want to be with the car but i have had alot of tuners telling me i can buy a turbo kit intended for a subaru wrx and it will work for my car any advice?
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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The term "tuners" is usually loosely applied. I consider them "bolt-on'ers" as they really don't *tune* anything.

Having said that, take a look at this "Boxter". (what the OP calls it)
Xtreme Modified Boxter

Now THAT's putting a lot of money into it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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Ignore the tuners. If you really want hp, drop in a 3.4L. If you want to scatter parts on the highway with connecting rods sticking out of awkward places, go with the turbo.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:46 AM   #4
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Where in Virgina are you? I'm in Charlottesville, but I work in Richmond. I'd be happy to talk modifications and let you have a look at my car.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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I have to agree with topless. I looked at supercharging/turboing my 2.7, and the HP numbers barely got to 300.

I installed a 3.4, and I always have 300hp. No worrying heat soak, skyrocketing oil temps, a/f,boost, and all sorts of temp gauges installed half assed in my interior; that are associated with a turbo conversion.

Subaru turbos are top mounted, by the way...so it would be a poor choice.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsmoothlee View Post
Subaru turbos are top mounted, by the way...so it would be a poor choice.
Not always: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/25697-boxster-subaru-conversion-interest.html


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Old 08-30-2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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I know someone that tried to build a Turbo kit for these -- in doing so it was "mis-tuned"
and cracked the rings and landings on the pistons.

A 3.4 drop in is supposed to be pretty easy to do and like a previous poster said you have
300Hp all day.

Or if you really want to have fun -- put the $$ into an LS1 swap.

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I'd do a Raby 3.8.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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Off topic question:
Assuming you had the three front radiators, where would the intercooler go?
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:31 AM   #10
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Yea, I read that thread a few months ago. The car was well done, and subaru engines are great.

But no subaru turbo kit is compatible with a boxster.

That being said, I would also say that getting the plumbing done for a custom boxster turbo kit would be unusually easy, but the pain in the ass would be mounting the intercooler and tuning the DME...
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