Element GT Series
Element Tuning GT65 $2099
(65 lb/min, 400-530whp,
The GT52 has done so well we figured it was
going to be really hard to beat. With that said we are not out to replace
it but instead offer something larger for those who are on the edge of
purchasing a rotated kit. The biggest difference between the 52 and the
65 would be a more heavily modified Garrett turbine wheel and a 65 lbs
compressor wheel stuffed into a 3Ē compressor cover, a heavily ported 8cm
turbine housing, and 19 psi internal gate fitted standard. Unlike the GT52
the GT65 requires TGV deletes and a 3Ē silicon inlet for installation.
learn more about the GT65? See the dyno plot of it making 512 whp
Element Tuning GT52 $1899
(52 lb/min, 375-500whp,
This turbocharger is very similar to many other 7cm TD06 20G framed bolt-ons
but that's where the comparison ends. In this particular turbocharger we
use a Garret GT30R 52 lbs compressor wheel, Garrett turbine wheel and
shaft. The compressor is a GT30R rated at 52 lbs utilizing an internal
Typically we see 20 psi by
3600-3800 rpm tuning with the Hydra with pump gas power in the 375-400 whp
range. Both housings are completely ported for increased flow and
wastegate performance. Race gas power is in the 475-500whp range.
Expect to achieve full boost with the proper modifications and a quality
tune between 3500-4000rpms. Fuel upgrades for this turbocharger and proper
engine management are required.
The Element GT52 has been
recently updated to increase internal wastegate performance.
Increased port work, larger wastegate port, and a larger wastegate valve
has been utilized to ensure boost creep free performance.
Element -4 Stainless Oil Feed Line $79
These high output
turbochargers require more oil than the standard OEM turbocharger. A
high flow oil line is highly recommended for proper lubrication and
longevity. Turbochargers that show signs of oil starvation are never
covered under warranty.
When ordering please specify
WRX or STi.
Engine is OEM 2006 STI
Element Hydra EMS
Element GT52 Bolt-on Turbocharger Internal WG
Element Fuel Surge Tank
Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump
TurboSmart E-Boost 2
TurboSmart Megasonic BOV
Clutch Masterís STG4 Clutch
1000cc Low Impedance Fuel injectors
BDL Fuel Rails
Ported TGV Housings
TBE (2.5Ē axle section)
The biggest hurdle I ran into was the silicone inlet pipe. It just kept
collapsing but it was old and maybe past itís prime. Pulling the
air filter and various plugs on the intake
didnít help so I removed the intake system completely. Since we are using
the Element Hydra EMS this didnít present a problem. Once we had all the
issues ironed out the first clean pull on pump gas with the Hydramist
water/meth injection kit netted 400 whp. I turned up the boost more and
more until we started to max out with the boost level. I was tired at this
point and really didnít want to try and preload the internal WG more on a
hot turbocharger so boost would drop to 21 psi absolute. I could raise the
torque by increasing boost but it would always
drop down around peak power. I did what I could with
fuel and spark tuning to net a peak power of 436
whp. Ideally I would have much preferred to up boost a couple more pounds
which should have put this setup in the 450-460 whp range but this just
wasnít going to happen on the dyno. In the real world I had no problems
holding 23 psi due to the higher loads generated.
All in all this is a pretty awesome setup for a bolt-on turbocharger with
20 psi peaking as early as 3600 rpm (on the dyno a little longer) without
boost creep. No doubt an external wastegate setup would have allowed me to
hold boost on the dyno but in the real world this just wasnít an issue.
The power delivery is fantastic for
road racing as it allows great straight away
power but more importantly you can short shift the
car in technical sections and just let the
torque pull you through where easily metered power is faster.
The GT52 Turbocharger is so
good we opted to use it on our Time Attack STI to win a NASA TTU Time
Trial. Here is in-car video footage at Summit Point Raceway running
the Element GT52 Turbocharger, Hydra EMS, and Hydramist. The
suspension used is JIC custom valved coilovers, 6 Gun Ball Joint
Extenders, Prodrive GC06 17x9.5 wheels, Toyo RA1s 255/40-17, and RCE Kool
http://www.elementtuning.com/Videos/Element STI Summit Point 1.20 web.wmv
Element Tuning GT49 $1699
(49 lb/min, 350-470whp,
The GT49 is based on the Mitsubishi TD06 7cm frame but is modified to
accept a Garrett compressor wheel. This turbocharger utilizes a
Garrett 49 lbs compressor wheel, and a TD06 Turbine wheel modified for
higher flow and creep-free performance. A 2.4" inlet is machined
and ported to allow for easier installation and higher performance.
psi is reached by 3400-3600 rpm tuning with the Hydra and pump gas.
Pump gas power is in the 350-375 whp range. Both housings are
completely ported for increased flow and wastegate performance.
Race gas power
is in the 450-460 whp range. Expect to achieve full boost with
the proper modications and tuning between 3500-3700rpms. Fuel upgrades
for this turbocharger and proper engine management are required.
GT bolt-on turbochargers include extensive porting of the turbine
housing inlet, outlet, and wastegate passages. The wastegate
passage is also enlarged and the turbine wheel modified to improve
internal wastegate performance and creep free running.
All Element GT bolt on
turbochargers are water cooled and come complete with water lines and
an OEM oil drain line so installation is a direct bolt-on.
Element -4 Stainless Oil
Feed Line $79
These high output turbochargers require more oil than the standard OEM
turbocharger. A high flow oil line is highly recommended for proper
lubrication and longevity. Turbochargers that show signs of oil
starvation are never covered under warranty.
When ordering please specify
WRX or STi.