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Owen Developments announce their latest Subaru turbocharger products

1st February 2006 Print
In September last year Owen Developments were chosen by Prodrive Motorsport as a preferred supplier for Subaru IHI turbochargers, rebuilds and associated parts for pre-2002 WRC and pre-2003 Group N Impreza Rally Cars.

Prodrive are committed to supporting World Rally cars for four years and Group N cars for three. After this time the continued support of these cars moves to Prodrive’s preferred suppliers for both servicing and parts supply. In the case of turbochargers, support passes to Owen Developments who are experts in the field of turbo technology and turbocharger re-building.

Brian Owen, managing director of Owen Developments based in Oxfordshire said, "With our knowledge and advanced facilities we can offer the increasing numbers of Subaru rally car owners an official bespoke service and advice to meet their individual requirements."

Now early in 2006 Owen Developments have added to their range of services and turbochargers for Subaru Impreza road and World Rally Championship models.


For customers who wish to enhance the road going performance of their Subaru Impreza models Owen Developments have now developed an integral wastegated turbine housing to accept the latest high performance Garrett GT Ball Bearing range of Center Housing Rotating Assembly (CHRA) turbines. The new turbine housing allows the Garrett turbocharger to be fitted to the Subaru’s existing inlet manifold so the change can be made with the minimum of effort for maximum performance.

Two versions are available, one delivers up to 400bhp and the other provides 430-500bhp, depending on the choice of components used.

Both versions are priced at £1,200 plus VAT.

FOR WRC SUBARU S7 and S8 MODELS – to meet FIA homologation regulations

For these ex WRC Subaru models to remain within the FIA rules the cars must use the homologated turbochargers. In conjunction with Prodrive, Owen developments have secured the only supply of new RX6 turbocharger CHRA’s.

As many of the original turbochargers fitted to WRC Subaru models will have already been rebuilt the maximum number of times, reliability will have reached the limit. It is thought unlikely IHI, will manufacture any more of these units in future so motorsport teams and privateer owners are recommended to take advantage of the limited supply Owen Developments have of these FIA homologated units.

They are priced at £3,600 plus VAT