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Old 02-11-2021, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hey guys!

I'm brainstorming a custom rotated turbo build and I'm playing with some intercooler/inlet pipe routing options. I know there are plenty of bolt on kits that rotate aftermarket turbos but I'm pretty big on DIY and unique stuff.

I'm considering reusing my Blouch Dom 3.0R. Anyone know if the compressor housings on these bad boys are "clockable"? I know the position of the drain fittings is critical, but I'm trying to rotate the compressor housing only and keep the CHRA orientated vertically.

I've reached out to Blouch, but I haven't heard back yet.
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Old 02-15-2021, 05:32 PM   #2
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If you're going to use the IWG, it doesn't look like it's clockable based on pics here http://www.bptstore.com/Subaru-WRXST...ger_p_135.html

The IWG bracket bolts to the compressor housing.

If you're EWG, then you could probably do it, but you'd probably need to weld the IWG or change housings if possible.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:52 AM   #3
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If you're EWG, then you could probably do it, but you'd probably need to weld the IWG or change housings if possible.
Good point. I have a Tial mvs 38 and ewg up pipe on the way (if this freaking storm would let up, that is) but I was planning to use a Wastegate bracket deal to hold the current IWG closed. Sounds like if I mess with the orientation of the compressor wheel, I'll need to find another solution to keeping the IWG closed.

I'm more interested in how the actual compressor housing is attached to the CHRA itself... I don't see a clamp or bolts holding it in its current position.
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:28 AM   #4
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You'd be much happier with your results if you just used a Garrett with a Tial turbine housing. The OEM style IWG turbine housings rob a butt load of performance. If you're going to go EWG anyway, you might as well take full advantage of what it can offer, AND not have to deal with rigging up an IWG closer/bracket setup.
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Old 02-16-2021, 11:50 AM   #5
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IIRC Blouch use Garrett center sections on their BB turbos (or used to?). I think that was the case with my 16GXTR.

Edit: no idea if you could get a TiAL style hotside that would fit the turbine wheel though...

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Old 02-17-2021, 08:42 AM   #6
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I figured there would be a pretty significant case for just switching turbos and saving the trouble. I guess I'll have to just pull the turbo and see what works. It sounds like I might be in the market for a more compatible turbo though...
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