We are pleased to announce that our FA20 ball bearing turbos are now available and shipping! We've designed and manufactured all new components, so no core is required. We've designed our custom housings to support bigger compressor and turbine wheels than the OEM turbo, so expect to see a 20-30% power bump over what the stock turbo is capable of.
These FA20 turbos areÌÎ_̴ÌàÌÎ__stock locationÌÎ_̴ÌàÌÎ__meaning they are a bolt on replacement for the OEM turbo. They are designed to work with all aftermarket parts that work with the OEM turbo. What that means is that if you are "stage 2," our turbo will bolt right up to the J-pipe, intake, intercooler, etc. you've already invested in.
The STX 71R is based off a genuine Garrett Japan GTX29 cartridge with our own custom 11-blade 71.4mm compressor wheel. We have tested the 71R and validated it to make between 400-500 whp depending on fuel, and dyno. The STX 71 is our largest option for FA20 proven to flow 59 lbs/min! We recommend it for WRX owners who have built blocks or higher flowing motors.
JB vs BB CHRA: The 71R features a ball bearing CHRA vs the 71 journal bearing CHRA. Normally this means a small degree of more responsiveness; however, on the FA20 platforms, the difference is much more significant. The FA20 produces a ton more backpressure with these larger turbos than say the EJ25. This means that JB turbos become inefficient much more often than a BB CHRA which can stay efficient in the face of high levels of backpressure. The other advantage is durability. The BB CHRA will simply last longer.
We supply all of the accessories you need to complete the install right in the box, so there is no running to the dealer or part store to find gaskets and studs.
Answers to common questions on this turbo:
- This is a ball bearing water cooled turbo.
- It is stock fitment. This means it can be used with all of your other boltons.
- It is our own castings and parts except the CHRA which is Garrett Japa GT BB CHRA
- This turbo is all 100% new turbo, we don't require a core return
- The STX 71R can make between 400-500 whp depending on fuel, dyno, etc.
What's included in the Box
We know how frustrating it can be to have your car taken apart only realize you need to go run to the store to buy a part. It easier and cheaper for you if we source and supply all of the accessories, so we took on the costs to save our customers time and money.
- Steam STX stock-location FA20 turbo
- custom water lines
- stainless steel oil feed line
- turbo drain oil pan gasket
- 8x studs and nuts
- turbo inlet gasket
- turbo outlet gasket
- 2x FA exhaust manifold gaskets
- SteamSpeed sticker
|Product Name||SteamSpeed STX 71R Ball Bearing Turbo for Subaru WRX 2015+ (ported)|
|Country of Manufacture||Taiwan|
|CHRA Bearings||Ball Bearing|
|chra_cooling||Water & Oil Cooled|
|Compressor Wheel Size||54.1mm / 71.4mm (3071)|
|Turbine Housing Size||8cm|