When we set out to design the BCP X500R Turbocharger, we wanted to completely reshape the power potential of a true stock-location and most importantly stock inlet size turbo charger. Not only were we impressed by our testing results, we were shocked with how well this turbo performed all around. Between the spool time and power potential, you really can’t beat this turbo!
The BCP X500R Turbocharger will support over 600whp with proper supporting mods. With a stock inlet size, it truly is a bolt-on unit. You can even install this turbo on a stock car if you wish. With unmatched spool time (within ~250rpm of the stock unit) it makes sense to install on even the simplest setups because of the room it has to grow. To maximize the results on higher horsepower setups, we suggest the following mods:
Closed-Deck engine (IAG)
Stock Heads (or mild port)
Stock Cams (or mild aftermarket cams)
A GOOD Front Mount Intercooler
A GOOD Equal Length Header
3″ Cold Air Intake or larger
Ethanol Fuel (E85)
To make over 600whp on E85 we suggest ID1700s and dual fuel pumps
Looking to have your car tuned after installing the X500R? Visit our E Tuning website: BCP E Tuning
Part number: BCP-500R-010
Compressor Wheel: 9-blade Billet
Max Flow Rating: 680+ Crank Horsepower
Bearing type: Dual-Feed Hydrostatic w/ Heavy Duty Thrust Bearing
Inlet Size: Stock
Gaskets included: Yes
Studs included: Yes
Turbine Housing: 10cm; Subaru EJ In/Out Flanges
Tune is REQUIRED to run this turbo
We do NOT recommend running any type of oil restrictor with this turbo
The turbo includes everything you need to install including our SureSeal multi-layer gaskets to ensure leak-free operation and brand new downpipe studs. We Strongly suggest running our line kit or another aftermarket feed line kit to ensure adequate oiling to the turbocharger.
Our optional line kit offers stainless braided high pressure AN lines and AN fittings to ensure proper flow volume and leak-free operation.
Please note, this turbo is only available in the STI-Style compressor housing. You will need to clearance your air pump hard line on 08-14 WRX to address a minor clearance issue on the compressor cover. This turbo can be installed on 08-14 WRXs running Top Mount Intercoolers with a proper adapter hose.
What do most people want from a turbo? They want the fastest spool, but don’t want to sacrifice top end power. The BCP X500R turbocharger offers both, on an almost unbelievable level. 600whp was unheard of before without a 3″ compressor cover. Chances are a friend or fellow enthusiast you know has one of our BCP X500+ turbochargers that has been a staple in the Subaru community for over 5 years. Using the stock inlet means easy install, and no added cost of larger inlets (or fighting to install it)! This turbo is compatible will all aftermarket 5 bolt USDM downpipes and even the stock downpipe. Remember, we suggest using our line kit to ensure proper oiling.
At BCP, we want your turbo to exceed your expectations, so PLEASE consider the following: Boost leaks are the number one killer of turbo bearings. It is not uncommon for modified cars to experience boost leaks at some point in their life and it’s critical that you avoid these especially when running this turbocharger above 20psi+. Use a good quality motorsport oil (like MOTUL or AMSOIL) and ensure that your oil level is always full. A lack of oil to the turbocharger is almost a guarantee that it will fail. Ensure your oil supply (feed lines) are clear of debris. This includes the OEM Subaru BANJO bolts that have a filter inside from the factory (this is a common area that clogs). We do NOT suggest running any type of oil restrictor on this turbo.
BCP turbos are effective and reliable when operated under their intended use. There are many factors that can negatively impact your turbocharger that include but are not limited to: Improper installation, oil contamination, operation outside of intended use, overspeeding of the turbo, air contamination, foreign debris ingestion, overheating, lack of lubrication, and improper cool down. Due to the nature of performance engines and unknowns surrounding the turbocharger, outside of clear and obvious merchantability defects, there is no warranty, express or implied, on BCP turbochargers. The turbocharger is sold “AS-IS” and with all faults.
With that being said, If you experience a failure within the turbocharger, you may email email@example.com for instructions on how to receive a return authorization and have the turbo inspected. Please note, inspection fees may apply based on the type of failure.