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Old 09-19-2002, 05:10 PM   #1
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Question what size turbo or what is a good kit?

hey guys just wanna get a opinion on what size turbo or kit would be great on my wrx. i'm looking for some that is street friendly while giving me substan gains. any thought would be appreciated
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Old 09-19-2002, 05:21 PM   #2
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VF-23 is a very good street turbo that will support a fair amount of boost, you can get them cheap they are ball bearing.
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Old 09-21-2002, 03:03 PM   #3
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We have installed VF28 (non-ball bearing) and VF 30 (ball bearing) both are perfect for the street. Nothing under 3500, full boost around 4000- 4200 rpm. Stop and go traffic is same or better than stock, but when boost builds, watch out. A larger top mount intercooler would be preferable as well.
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Old 09-21-2002, 05:09 PM   #4
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Default ball bearing vf30??

From what I understand the vf30 is not a ball bearing but the vf34 is!!
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Old 09-21-2002, 05:26 PM   #5
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From what I understand the vf30 is not a ball bearing but the vf34 is!!
You're correct
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Old 09-21-2002, 07:01 PM   #6
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The VF30 is a great all around turbo. Not much more lag than stock, so it's good for everyday use. With fuel upgrades and engine management you can easily and safely push 18.5 - 19 psi. Or keep it down to stock levels ( 14 - 15 psi ) and still have fun. 2 of the Vivid cars have been using this turbo for since Feb. this year with no problems or complaints. We have a shipment of VF30's coming in next week, as well as some 23's.
VF30 $1099
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Old 09-22-2002, 02:01 AM   #7
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HONESTLY, Get a really big turbo right off the bat. Like a FP Green, or 20G. Yeh you'll need an external wastegate, and custom uppipe and downpipe. But what a way to go. In the end you'll end up saving money. I, for instance am a little beyond stage 4 right now. For a while the power was great. But it's not enough any more. I originally wanted 12 sec. 1/4 's. Now I want 11's. As soon as Buscher makes up the exhaust work for Mitsu/Garret turbos. You better believe my VF34, uppipe, and downpipe will be for sale. SOOO, go big at the beginning and save yourself some money in the long run. The more power you make = the more you want!
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Old 09-22-2002, 11:51 AM   #8
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We have installed VF28 (non-ball bearing) and VF 30 (ball bearing) both are perfect for the street. Nothing under 3500, full boost around 4000- 4200 rpm. Stop and go traffic is same or better than stock, but when boost builds, watch out. A larger top mount intercooler would be preferable as well.
The VF28, and it's clones the VF24 and VF29, are BB.



Any VF series turbo is streetable.

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