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Preface: I'm a 20+ year Mitsubishi guy. Chuck replaced our 2011 Juke SV.

Does anyone have specs on the turbocharger itself? I see "M12 A/R 0.44" on the compressor housing, but haven't dug deeper. A cursory google brings no joy. I thought it might be Mitsubishi, since they do a LOT of OE turbos (and the PCM under the hood appears to have been made by Mitsubishi), but maybe it's Garrett?

The tiny Mitsubishi TF035HL8-13T on the Juke's MR16DDT is perky and delivers a better power-to-weight ratio than the CX-50, but it runs out of steam in the top end. The CX-50, on the other hand, pulls all the way to redline—at least through 80mph in third gear. Just when you expect it to get winded, it grabs the next gear and you're approaching exit velocity.

I'm legit curious about the snail in the blanket under the hood. Anyone?

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from all the pictures I can scavenge from the internet about that turbo does not look like an Mitsubishi turbo. I feel like they spec the turbo to provide diesel like low end torque. Stock is running at about 17 ish psi which is pretty low. Can’t wait to see if anyone would come up with a tune. 260hp for a vehicle like this is kinda lack lustre. Can’t wait to see if there is any bolt on plus a tune to bring the number up to 320-350hp. That should be sufficient for daily on a car like this. Background: coming from a 410whp Tuned GLA45 AMG with bolt on.
 

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Right?

I've tried googling specs for the CX5, since it has the same (?) power train, but still no joy. Maybe it's a K04? Looks like they used those on MazdaSpeed 3s and such.

.44 A/R feels like a nice choice, regardless of the size. It's not a "50 trim" or bigger, and I feel like they made smart, driver-centric choices related to responsiveness and top end.

Still. Very curious. I doubt they maxed out this thing, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't close.

PS: CX5 wheels fit right? So I can start shopping winter wheels?
 

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Right?

I've tried googling specs for the CX5, since it has the same (?) power train, but still no joy. Maybe it's a K04? Looks like they used those on MazdaSpeed 3s and such.

.44 A/R feels like a nice choice, regardless of the size. It's not a "50 trim" or bigger, and I feel like they made smart, driver-centric choices related to responsiveness and top end.

Still. Very curious. I doubt they maxed out this thing, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't close.

PS: CX5 wheels fit right? So I can start shopping winter wheels?
I think CX5 wheels should fit. Better double check the spec. I have a spare set of Maserati Lavente 21s. I think the tire spec is 265/45R21. Im thinking about repurposing that as my winter wheels. Both of them are 5x114.3 just need to make sure they fit. Or you can just run winters on the stock 20in wheels. Winters are pretty cheap for the stock 20 inch wheels
 
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