I need to buy and replace my turbo TD04L on my 2.5 - 2004 outback. My question is will there be any thing to gain if I buy a upgraded turbo with things such as ceramic coatings- ported and polished- ( 16g ) what ever that is, or should I stay with the standard turbo? I'm not wanting more power but would like better fuel milage if possible. This is my first turboed rig so I have no clue!
Thanks for any help!
If you do not have supporting mods, stay with the stock turbo. You can get a stock turbo that is monster ported. They do a really good job. This will allow for NO increased HP, but will give you a lot quicker spool that you can feel. Unfortunately it will not effect your gas mileage.
Just google monster port and you will see what I am talking about. There are people putting down some big numbers with the monster port!
I went ahead and ordered the OEM turbo, I figured I should stay with the original and not get out on a limb that I know nothing about ( Turbos ). I appreciate your imformation though.