Originally Posted by Kostamojen
If I were you, I'd look into some of the factory JDM twin-scroll turbos for your application (vf37, etc.)
Note: I'm not a turbo guy, I don't keep up with the turbo related stuff. So my opinions are possibly out of date.
I agree with you. No need for anything exotic or expensive. VF36 or 37 on a 2.5 gets my vote.