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Hey Guys,

I just bought a new 2017 Impreza sport it has the 2.0L with no turbo, but I wanted to put one in. I'm new to the Subaru platform with the boxer engine and I wanted to know what you guys think if it's a smart move or not. Also what parts and specs will I need to complete the job if its worth my time and money. Let me know what you think below!!!
 

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The 5th gen is a new platform so it will be some time before turbo or super charger kits are available. do your research.
 

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Unless you are an experience automotive/mechanical/electrical/software engineer I suggest you not try it. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Hey Guys, I just bought a new 2017 Impreza sport it has the 2.0L with no turbo
That's great my friend and I hope you enjoy your car...just understand that we all have non-turbo cars because Subaru doesn't make a turbo Impreza except in the WRX version.

As as stated above, there are no parts available and may not be for years to come and, even if they do become available, it may be cost prohibitive to perform the upgrade. Did you look at the WRX before buying your car?
 
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First off welcome!

Second, a bud of mine was the first person to put a turbo on his 3G Eclipse, result? He blew up the engine.

You bought a slow car dude, if you wanted a turbo you should have bought a REX.
 

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Why not just buy a wrx to begin with? ...
You bought a slow car dude, if you wanted a turbo you should have bought a REX.
Man am I tired of reading this. The wrx is an entirely different car intended for an entirely different market.

1. It's not available as a hatchback.
2. It looks ridiculous with its fender flares and aero.

Both are deal-breakers for me. I'm a life-long sports car enthusiast, but I've never had a desire to drive one that's pretending to be a race car.
 

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@eugene...this isn't about you my friend...it's all about Jspano:wink2:
 

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Both are deal-breakers for me. I'm a life-long sports car enthusiast, but I've never had a desire to drive one that's pretending to be a race car.
Eugene, there is an old sport car saying; it is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.

I could have bought a REX, I could afford it. But like you I wanted a hatch. The Imp is perfectly fast enough for me, as a matter of fact I got a speeding ticket a few months ago, first I have got in more than 20 years. :grin2:

Dress her up, do her windows, make her sound better, handle better but you are not going to make her go much faster.
 

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This is going to end up one of those situations where the person adding the power will end up blaming subaru for their own ignorance. “Dear Subaru, your cars are junk because I modified the engine and added more power than it or the cvt transmission can appropriately handle!” The 2.0 liter engine isn’t a power house, isn’t designed to put big numbers out without a lot of heavy modifications from an experienced mechanic/tuner which only comes from deep pockets. True a wrx is a completely different car from the impreza, but if an awd subaru with a turbo is what you are after, either wait for the 2.4 turbos that will take the place of the current 6 cylinder or buy a wrx/sti because I work on these new imprezas every single day and I wouldn’t slap a turbo on one for anything, just asking for problems!
 

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I was looking at my friends 2017 STI engine is the same as ours....can just bolt up everything from the looks of it
 

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There is a ton of software changes as well so not just a simple hardware swap. Would be a bit cost prohibitive to do IMPO and not sure how you would get access to the software needed to run on your car.
 

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It's certainly not simple, but software is the least of your worries. You swap the whole computer, as well.

The key is the warning hardens, and the fact that the CVT models, and even likely the manual, would not deal with the power and promptly fail.

Really an impossible swap, without massive changes.

You want a turbo subie hatch? Buy the last year they were sold here.
 

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It's certainly not simple, but software is the least of your worries. You swap the whole computer, as well.

The key is the warning hardens, and the fact that the CVT models, and even likely the manual, would not deal with the power and promptly fail.

Really an impossible swap, without massive changes.

You want a turbo subie hatch? Buy the last year they were sold here.
Yea prob not worth it. I'm jst debating keeping the Impreza this summer and seeing if metro can do anything with it or selling it getting the WRX. I like the creeper styling and our new interior over the current STI even so that would be main reason to change things. I don't think Metro has worked on any 17 Impreza's yet and even the 17 STI my friend has only had 265 to the wheels currently when they dynod it. Current gen motor still waiting to hve the power unlocked
 
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