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Old 06-12-2013, 01:00 AM   #176
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #177
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Yep, that's the treatment
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #178
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I see this thread has turned into a "how are the six star turbo upgrades". I'm more curious about the billet upgrade. I have seen a site that sells the billet wheel by itself. Does the vf39, vf43, ect have separately balanced parts? Basically if my turbo doesn't need a rebuild can I PnP myself and install the new wheel, or do I need to send the CHRA out for a balance?
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #179
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #180
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Soooo anyone have any numbers on these yet? Considering picking up a VF39 or 48 for myself and getting this service done but would like to see some numbers.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #181
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Just saw on their site they have a lot of different ones out now aswell as a bigger turbine upgrade!
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:43 PM   #182
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Okay so does anyone have any kind of dyno numbers to see if this billet wheel is worth getting?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:27 PM   #183
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Kinugawa makes billet wheels for vf turbos too.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:48 AM   #184
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I just had my VF-39 rebuilt through them and I installed it onto my car last Tuesday. The turbo looked nearly brand new when I got it back. I had a PnP job, a rebuild and a turbo blanket.

I am trying to troubleshoot the turbo dumping oil into my exhaust though. I lost just about three quarts from driving about ten miles or so on vacuum the entire time.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:18 AM   #185
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After all 8 pages, still no before and after dyno...
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:32 AM   #186
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After all 8 pages, still no before and after dyno...
Lol, not yet anyway. Once I get my issues worked out I will post something for sure.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:36 PM   #187
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After 8 pages nobody seemed to have purchased the billet wheel with any dyno results?
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:31 AM   #188
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Seems like several people have, but no one has before and after results :/
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:44 AM   #189
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Don't know if this is what you're looking for - I had BNR take my stock Vf and turn it into a billet 18G. So if you look, its visually stock.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:52 PM   #190
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Don't know if this is what you're looking for - I had BNR take my stock Vf and turn it into a billet 18G. So if you look, its visually stock.
Pics? Cost? Turnaround? Before and after results?
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:45 PM   #191
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Pics? Cost? Turnaround? Before and after results?
Cost? @ $1000. It took about 2 weeks turnaround. But this was last year, you might want to call him about all this. I bought a stock turbo and sent it to him to modify so that my car was not down, then I sold mine when I got it. Results (both tuned by Cobb Plano) before with stock VF54: 278 whp/334 torque, after:312 whp/353 torque.

If you want to waste time and breeze thru my build thread, there is more info there... with alot of gibber jabber too. http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...8g-194202.html
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:25 PM   #192
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and the reason for that is that there arent too many people foolish enough to waste their $$$ on a disposable turbo

vf turbos are pretty much the bic razor of turbos....just above the 'generic' ebay china turbos
This is a massively ignorant statement. IHI turbos are second to none in terms of OEM performance and quality especially MHI based turbos. Having sold more than a 1000x VF and MHI series turbos (maybe 2k+ I lost count) and worked on several customized solutions INCLUDING billet compressor wheels and cast turbine wheels and having caused the designed and tooling of 4 different EJXX turbos (2 of which failed 2 of which only went into limited production) I can say that I would rather have an IHI as opposed to an MHI turbo any day of the week...

Billet wheels - a lot of engineering needed and very hard to get it right since you're trying to match up a lot of moving variables. My last project I built a custom wheel mated to Garret's 71mm housing for the GTR and that didn't perform very well despite me dropping $8k to do it...

Best results buy off the shelf tried & true
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:53 PM   #193
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I'm going with 6SS's VF48 + pnp + standard billet wheel. I think it will be worth it because almost every other aftermarket turbo available trades spool for power (I can't afford an EFR setup)

Also, from the sounds of things their turbos can handle more:
"These turbos have been cleaned VSR balanced, upgraded with our high performance journal bearings, heavy duty thrust bearing, blueprinted and precision assembled for better than new performance"

Now if I can put up with the lead time...

If I post a dyno it will likely be in the proven power thread.

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Update: Not getting a 6 Star Speed turbo because of 1-2 week lead time. I found http://turbolabofamerica.com and Ian is hooking me up with a 16g+pnp+billet wheel and no wastegate (I'm ewg). So... no dyno for modified vf but likely a dyno for modified 16g on a STI

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Old 02-26-2014, 11:33 PM   #194
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I'm going with 6SS's VF48 + pnp + standard billet wheel. I think it will be worth it because almost every other aftermarket turbo available trades spool for power (I can't afford an EFR setup)

Also, from the sounds of things their turbos can handle more:
"These turbos have been cleaned VSR balanced, upgraded with our high performance journal bearings, heavy duty thrust bearing, blueprinted and precision assembled for better than new performance"

Now if I can put up with the lead time...

If I post a dyno it will likely be in the proven power thread.

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Update: Not getting a 6 Star Speed turbo because of 1-2 week lead time. I found http://turbolabofamerica.com and Ian is hooking me up with a 16g+pnp+billet wheel and no wastegate (I'm ewg). So... no dyno for modified vf but likely a dyno for modified 16g on a STI
Definitely in for results. But...16G is pretty small turbo :/
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #195
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Definitely in for results. But...16G is pretty small turbo :/
Depends on the 16G. Turbo lab is building my next turbo. I'm currently on an evo3 big 16G 8cm^2 with E85 and it makes great power. Last weekend i walked on a buddy's 6.1L, cammed srt8 charger that does 12.6's. It's a great turbo imho.
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Definitely in for results. But...16G is pretty small turbo :/
I would have stayed with stock VF43 but... I bought the car with a big snail. On curvy mountain roads (the dragon) in 2nd and 3rd gear, it doesn't matter how much power you have above 4000 rpms I need that low rpm torque.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:00 AM   #197
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Depends on the 16G. Turbo lab is building my next turbo. I'm currently on an evo3 big 16G 8cm^2 with E85 and it makes great power. Last weekend i walked on a buddy's 6.1L, cammed srt8 charger that does 12.6's. It's a great turbo imho.
Wow that is impressive. How is spool compared to stock?
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:02 AM   #198
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Oops thread hijack fail wait for it....


I made this thread as a result:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1#post41531041

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Old 11-17-2014, 01:06 AM   #199
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SSS makes ball bearing vf's now
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:22 AM   #200
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Wow that is impressive. How is spool compared to stock?
On the 16g it was pretty quick. Right around 3100rpm or so.

I'm running a td06sl2 billet extended tip 11 blade 20g from turbo lab now and seeing full boost around 3600-3700rpm.

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