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Old 01-01-2013, 03:36 AM   #26
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want a oem type turbo thats better and fully rebuildable, get a 16g, want a slightly slower spooling turbo that would kick you in the nuts, get a 20g. or go rotated and stop ****ing around wasting money.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #27
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No turbo upgrade is a waste of money. There are drivers looking for all levels of power. I did a vf39 for a customer that is scared of it, not a waste for him. For those looking for 300 to 350 there is no need to go rotated or even front mount. There is no one size fits all. I play with all kinds of setups just to get a feel for them. I've done six combo's in my car this year ( well I guess last year now). I am running a 20g right now but when my vf48 comes back I will run it in one of my cars.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #28
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No turbo upgrade is a waste of money. There are drivers looking for all levels of power. I did a vf39 for a customer that is scared of it, not a waste for him. For those looking for 300 to 350 there is no need to go rotated or even front mount. There is no one size fits all. I play with all kinds of setups just to get a feel for them. I've done six combo's in my car this year ( well I guess last year now). I am running a 20g right now but when my vf48 comes back I will run it in one of my cars.
Exactly. I want to try new and different things.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #29
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you want the best street turbo for a dd 2.5???

td06sl-20g with the xl wheel and with the 8cm hotside


and stop screwin around with the stupid vf garbage
Yep, I agree. You are a bit of a di*k, but you are right
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #30
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Anything stock location is a waste and garbage. I'm not buying anything stock location other than messing with the turbo I have now.
You're clearly new here, or at least to turbo's and Subaru's. Many stock location turbos can put down great numbers. Saying what you said is simply stupid.

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But is you want td04 like spool with vf power and good transient response. This is the thing to get.


Also can run Moar boast
Boast? I assume you mean boost. And even so, you're not gaining a lot by swapping out a wheel. You'll still max out the turbo fairly quickly. Plus boost is not a direct correlation to power.

Simply put, this whole thread is pretty useless. I even took my time to clean the damn thing up. If you want more power, get a better turbo.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:24 PM   #31
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^ Glad to see I wasn't the only trash taken out
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #32
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Outside if the 'e-p##&#' fight in this thread there is good advice here.

If you have a low mileage vf and for whatever reason it needs a rebuild, this could be a good option.

If you are looking for more power, then it probably makes more sense to set your goal, and start looking at how you want to get there. Big snail on pump? Small snail on meth? E85?
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:24 PM   #33
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You're clearly new here, or at least to turbo's and Subaru's. Many stock location turbos can put down great numbers. Saying what you said is simply stupid.



Boast? I assume you mean boost. And even so, you're not gaining a lot by swapping out a wheel. You'll still max out the turbo fairly quickly. Plus boost is not a direct correlation to power.

Simply put, this whole thread is pretty useless. I even took my time to clean the damn thing up. If you want more power, get a better turbo.
Yes, I was on my iPad and the auto correct made it boast and I didn't see.

I said that because I think it's pretty much a waste of time for my goals. I know stock location turbos can make good power because I have a hard time not getting one.


And how is this thread useless? I don't see any other threads talking about this? If I do please point me to it.


I never said I was even looking to make more power I just wanted to try it and see what happens.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #34
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I'm interested in the results.
I hope mod maniac posts up his findings.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #35
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I read your post and clearly understand what you're asking.
I think this upgrade is illogical.
Your gains will be negligible at most.
You can only push so much air through those tiny little housings.
There are better ways to spend $500.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:16 AM   #36
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500 for a full rebuild and a port and polish and a new compressor wheel isn't bad....
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:46 AM   #37
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I beleive it can make sense because unlike some beleives here, VF series turbos are great, especially VF48 which gives full bost before 3000rpm and 380bhp on the 2.5L with pump gaz. So 500 bucks to gain 30 to 40 bhp and keep a good spool worth it.
So I really hope mod maniac will post up his findings ;-)
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #38
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Would these things need new injectors and a fuel pump? If someone wants to get that little extra power when they alreaqdy have to replace a worn part, I don't see what's wrong with this. Besides, a higher response can be more advantageous in racing applications than just moar power. (I'm no turbo guru, just the basics). If this is literally a bolt in upgrade (sans maybe tuning, but with these cars that's a given), it could be a nice end of the line upgrade. No need for injectors, pump, or a new IC could help the decision a lot. Sure, it's 500 bucks for 30hp/spool, but given what people pay for a cat-back, at least there's gains. The OEM turbo can use an upgrade, this could be a nice little upgrade if it fits in someone's plans (like mine).
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I'm also hoping mod maniac bolts it onto something and does before / after comparison
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$500 for a complete rebuild, PnP and new compressor wheel sounds alright to me! Still much cheaper than an oem replacement with some power gains!

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #41
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I would **** a brick if this made 30-40 whp, even after a 600$ protune. 5-10..maybe. pnp doesnt really do **** on that tiny ass hotside though. 500 bucks could be better spent on hookers and blow.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #42
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I would **** a brick if this made 30-40 whp, even after a 600$ protune. 5-10..maybe. pnp doesnt really do **** on that tiny ass hotside though. 500 bucks could be better spent on hookers and blow.

awesome. best response yet.
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Then get the bigger hotside for the vf.
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Seems like BNR is successful stuffing td05 16, 18 and 20g chra's into those small vf hotsides. In a vf40 no less.
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I'm interested in the results.
I hope mod maniac posts up his findings.

Im sorry to disappoint you guys but this turbo will be going in my wifes car. It's a 94 impreza that will have a 03 wrx upgrade. The turbo is on the way back right now but I can't convert her car till after winter when she doesn't need it. There is the possibilty that my other 02 will be back from the body shop (rolled it) before then and I could try it on that one but either way it will have to wait. Im not going to put it on the one im driving. About all I can do is post pic.
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Pics ftw

Ok I will post them when it gets here. They said it shipped yesterday.
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Im sorry to disappoint you guys but this turbo will be going in my wifes car. It's a 94 impreza that will have a 03 wrx upgrade. The turbo is on the way back right now but I can't convert her car till after winter when she doesn't need it. There is the possibilty that my other 02 will be back from the body shop (rolled it) before then and I could try it on that one but either way it will have to wait. Im not going to put it on the one im driving. About all I can do is post pic.
That's exactly what I had in mind for a billet wheeled vf, a daily driver 2.0 with some oem 560 top feeds. Be a nice 500 cfm turbo for cheap, already have 2 blown vf39s on a shelf.
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The Wifes engine is also a 2.1 stroker but she doesn't want it to be scary. So she gets the vf48. She doesn't like my car.
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That's exactly what I had in mind for a billet wheeled vf, a daily driver 2.0 with some oem 560 top feeds. Be a nice 500 cfm turbo for cheap, already have 2 blown vf39s on a shelf.
wont be big enough

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