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Old 04-03-2009, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default How bad for a wrx turbo on sti?

Well im kinda low on money and well my turbo died of oil starvation thanks to the banjo filter bolt things. but i am kinda low on money and wondering how bad would it be to put like a 02 or 05 wrx turbo in my 04 sti? I know its pretty stupid but i found em for cheap and just need something so i can get it to a shop or atleast drive it for a lil bit. well let the flaming begin,
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:26 AM   #2
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it would be ok...you would need to tune for it
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:38 AM   #3
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would i need a tune right away or would it be ok if i was just to drive it normal?
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:02 AM   #4
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it would be torquey as all hell down low xD

But in all seriousness, you would be okay, trying to stay out of boost... if you have a wideband watch it like it was your mother hanging from a rope attached to a tree dangling over the grand canyon. I would go no leaner than 10.7 depending on your tune of course. Also, if the afr looks good, datalog a couple times before you actually get on it, to make sure you are not knocking. Keep boost low, around stock wrx levels (13.5) and you may be fine without a tune.... don't second guess it though, datalog before you do anything.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:09 AM   #5
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Well im kinda low on money and well my turbo died of oil starvation thanks to the banjo filter bolt things. but i am kinda low on money and wondering how bad would it be to put like a 02 or 05 wrx turbo in my 04 sti? I know its pretty stupid but i found em for cheap and just need something so i can get it to a shop or atleast drive it for a lil bit. well let the flaming begin,
You can find used vf39's for like 2-300..... You can't be that broke.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:18 AM   #6
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I agree.
By the time you save a hundred bucks on the incorrect turbo, you would lose it by hiring a tuner.

Throw a used VF39 on and be done.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:48 AM   #7
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Used VF39 it's a good idea
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
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thanks for all the replies but its just i cant find a used vf39 close by and thats the only thing. Im also a lil worried about doing the whole buy it from another member but like on the far east side cuz i wont know if it really is any good or not. And well i know ive hear of people saying the vf39 can and cant be rebuild. Im like totaly confused cuz i thought it couldnt but some people say it can.Yall think itll be better going that route or just buying another vf39???? Also what should i do with mine if i get another one???
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:29 AM   #10
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there are used vf39's floating all over. i would go that route.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #11
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their are VF43's for sale on the forum right now... i know this for sure... i seen em

just keep checking all the forums... try iwsti.com and maybe clubwrx.com for alternatives...
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