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: Pros and Cons of upgrading a 2004 linear to a td04 turbo?

18th February 2015, 01:36 PM
Can anyone tell me the pros and con's of swapping the turbo? My 2.0t is completely stock and I was thinking if upgrading to the aero turbo would be a good decision. Thanks

18th February 2015, 02:17 PM
Are you planning to have the T8 tuned also? Tune will get you to 220-225 hp and easier to change than a turbo.

18th February 2015, 02:27 PM
I was planning on tuning the linear but then I found out about the swap so thought I might as well tune a td04 instead of the garret turbo. I'm trying to figure out if the swap is worth it and if any problems could arise with the swap

18th February 2015, 04:37 PM
If you're getting a custom tune, it may be worth speaking with a tuner about this. You'll need to upgrade your injectors also.

21st February 2015, 10:36 AM
You will want aero injectors also, or you won't have enough fueling available to make use of the turbo upgrade.

Also, your cams are different, we've seen this to result in about a 5hp loss on the top of the hp curve on the higher power tunes, it's not really worth the effort for the cams too unless you also plan to go bigger or want to squeeze everything possible from the setup.

I do these tunes all the time through, hit me up with questions too if u need.