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About poohslinger

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    Martinez, CA
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    Subaru message board
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    My first and only subaru, a 2006 outback XT which my wife bought new, blew up its turbo and I could use some help with replacement options.
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    2006 Subaru Outback 2.5XT
  1. Is there reputable online retailer thats sells rebuilt VF40s.
  2. i have no idea if a STI turbo would work. I think the 2.5 in the Outback is a detuned STI motor. Not sure if that is correct.
  3. i have a 2006 Outback 2.5 XT and the turbo failed. I am looking for alternative options for replacement other than another stock turbo. Would prefer to spend less that what i was quoted for a new turbo from Subaru (approx. $1400 for parts and gaskets + install per my mechanic). While I wouldn't mind a perfomance upgrade I dont want my mechanic to have to do any fabrication or modification to install the new unit. I'm sure there is a great bolt on option, but I just dont know about it. We bought the Outback new, it is all stock, and has 130,000 miles on it. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.