Investing in a larger turbo as well as supporting mods is one of the best power upgrades you could buy. Blouch is the leader in turbo development; they consistently build the best turbo's. The new XT-R line of turbos from Blouch consists of a billet compressor wheel to optimize the aerodynamics of a turbo and increase compressor flow within the same inducer geometry. All of this combined with Garrett GT turbine and full ball bearing technology to produce a complete bolt-on package that includes stainless steel turbo oil feed line and steel oil drain tube and coolant lines. Adjustable upgrade actuator is standard issue on the 1.5XT-R and is pre-calibrated to operate at 15 PSI unless otherwise specified. The 1.5XT-R has a 56mm turbine to promote better spool up and a better overall turbo.
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I love this turbo. Best street driven turbo in my opinion. I have 430whp/429wtq on a superflow dyno (compares to 480+whp on a dynojet). This thing holds pressure to redline, is fairly responsive for a stock location turbo this big, and makes pressure pretty early for a GT30R style turbo.
This compares to a GTX3071R (has the same turbine wheel) but has a smaller inlet, and larger turbine housing with blouch's billet compressor wheel all on a garrett ball bearing CHRA.
One thing to note... if you install this yourself. You need 3 brand new crush washers for the oil line. 2 go on the side closest to the engine. Otherwise you'll bottom the bolt out and spray oil all over the place :D (Posted on 10/22/12) Review by Sinister