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Old 11-22-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hi we are having a discussion over here as to were the turbos are made that are in the US stores.
I always thought that they are all made in Japan then shipped to which country wants them.Someone was saying that the ones in the US are made there and arnt as good.
Whats the truth?
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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maybe he was thinking of the deadbolt vf34's or he got it confused with the vf39 (usdm sti) since the vf34 is (jdm sti). but all i know is that they come from japan.....
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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You mean the VF-39 is manufactured here in the States?
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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IHI..vf family of turbos.
never heard of them being manufactured here in the states.
why?..because it always seems that the vendors are waiting
for them to arrive from overseas..(japan)..but then again I could
be mistaken.
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:33 PM   #5
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Looks they are made in japan.The guy read it on here somewhere,must have been a rumur rather then fact.
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:36 PM   #6
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I think all IHI's are built in Japan...

I know that IHI does have an American arm now to back up the turbos with a warranty now though.
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:42 PM   #7
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When i got my vf34 for gruppe the turbo box had japaneese writing on it, looked like it came from japan to me
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:46 PM   #8
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Oh Yea, IHI turbos. Let's see. Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI). Yea, thats true 100% true blue buddy.
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:50 PM   #9
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You mean the VF-39 is manufactured here in the States?
No, i didnt say that. Thats probly japan too since the car is an import I think..
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:21 PM   #10
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Just checking. Thought I might have to change my mental schema about thow whole world if that were true...
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Old 11-22-2004, 09:56 PM   #11
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This took about 10 minutes.

http://www.ihi.co.jp/ihi/products/products-e.html

I believe that there is a licensed US distributor, as well.
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:12 AM   #12
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They are not built here in the states, all Japanese. These are distributed here in the US through IHI America, the one benefit to buying one that was distributed by IHI America is that they will come with a 1 year limited manufacturer warranty. You can source these turbos outside the US and bring them in as grey-market, and the price will be slightly cheaper, however, they would not have the warranty.
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:36 AM   #13
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No, i didnt say that. Thats probly japan too since the car is an import I think..
You think? All Imprezas are made in Japan.
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Old 11-24-2004, 10:21 AM   #14
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verified by Kasama-San, a FHI engineer, all IHI turbos are made in NIPPON "japan"...from the phamster of Subaru of indiana

this should close this topic...

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