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trepetti 06-10-2012 07:48 AM

What turbo to use 09 LGT
 
I need to know what is the stock turbo on my 09LGT, along with some suggestions on a modest size upgrade.

I had the oil feed pipe on my 09LGT crack. I have all the piping /gaskets, but the unanswered question is 'Has the turbo been starved of oil and do I need to replace it'?

I am running a stage 1 tune and have no intention to go any more, except maybe a new intercooler and bigger injectors.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

cypher0117 06-10-2012 08:28 AM

I just had the same question about my 05. I found this:

http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost....76&postcount=3

Code 06-10-2012 08:51 AM

Intercooler is reccomended if you go past stage 1

Injectors will only be needed if you get a larger turbo or e85. At that point you should have already done: down pipe, fuel pump, clutch.

If you get a larger turbo, depending on how much peak boost you'll be running, you should also be considering: ebcs, bov, intake, suspension/brake mods to keep her rubber-side down

IMHO you should spend a few days searching this site, then come back to This thread and ask some more detailed questions.

RabidWombat 06-10-2012 10:51 AM

Pull the turbo check for shaft play.

Stock turbo: VF-46
Mild upgrade: BNR 16g (tune required, downpipe recommended, no other mods needs)
Modest upgrade: 18g/VF52 (tune, downpipe, possibly injectors)

fahr_side 06-10-2012 11:40 AM

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...st-178684.html

dr_sharp 06-10-2012 05:45 PM

I had my oil feed line crack and the turbo was fine. But I lost almost no oil at all before I discovered the leak. This happened around 10k miles and the turbo was still running strong at 80k miles when I upgraded.

dr_sharp 06-10-2012 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Code (Post 3931687)
you should also be considering suspension/brake mods to keep her rubber-side down

:lol::lol::lol:

well worded

Max Capacity 06-11-2012 08:17 AM

I'd go with a vf52 and get it tuned. If you haven't upgraded the DP it's a go time to do it.

Also if you can, remove the studs in the up pipe and replace them with good bolts. I got my bolts and nuts from the dealer. It's much easier to install the turbo and new oil return line, hint, hint, hint.

Use anti-seize compound on the nuts and bolts.


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