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lingling1337 03-04-2013 08:28 PM

Turbo going out... Port and rebuild or replace?
 
Just wondering what you guys would do here. Mines a daily driver so I don't need a crazy big turbo. I also was not planning on this expense so I dont really want to spend much. I was thinking vf52, 16g, or 18g if I replace. Porting and rebuilding mine would be cheaper though unless I can score a deal on something new (don't want to go used).

Ill also be installing uppipe and downpipe and of course supporting mods depending on what I decide. Really wish I would've grabbed the new bnr 16g that was fs here a couple days ago but oh well. What do y'all think?

sigmafour 03-04-2013 08:37 PM

what's your budget? How bad is the current Turbo... don't let it explode on you or you'll need more than a new snail.

lingling1337 03-04-2013 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by sigmafour (Post 4323690)
what's your budget? How bad is the current Turbo... don't let it explode on you or you'll need more than a new snail.

A little play, enough that I parked it for now while I decide what to do. I have a loaner car so I'm good.

Budget... I want to keep it under $1500. And I still need to decide if I want to do it on my own with a couple mechanic buddies or pay the man (~$500 that I'd have to include in the budget)

sigmafour 03-04-2013 08:45 PM

so just get a new BNR 16g - you won't need too many extra mods but you will need a tune. That will give you a reliable Turbo and reliable fun DD but that will be your budget. Other than the tune, you can do all this yourself if you're handy.

lingling1337 03-04-2013 09:05 PM

Handy enough haha. I'd really rather save the $500 if I can do it with some time and care... Do you have to email Bryan at bnr to get a price quote? I couldn't find prices on their site

thefultonhow 03-04-2013 09:07 PM

Definitely 16G or VF52. To really take advantage of an 18G, you need injectors and a pump too. Plus, IMO a 16G or VF52 is already a great upgrade from a Stage 2 LGT.

lingling1337 03-04-2013 09:18 PM

What can I get away with of stock fueling/injectors if I go vf52? What kind of fueling would I need to go e85 with a vf52? Sry for not searching right now, I'm on my iphone.

wurkenman 03-04-2013 09:27 PM

If you want e85 you would probably need at least 850's on that.

thefultonhow 03-04-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by lingling1337 (Post 4323756)
What can I get away with of stock fueling/injectors if I go vf52? What kind of fueling would I need to go e85 with a vf52? Sry for not searching right now, I'm on my iphone.

AFAIK, any turbo bigger than a VF40/VF46 needs injectors to get anything near the full power potential of E-85.

lingling1337 03-04-2013 09:45 PM

Ok my mechanic has PE 850s for I think $250 should I do that? And I could do stock fuel pump? I shouldn't need any other supporting mods right?

thefultonhow 03-04-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by lingling1337 (Post 4323809)
And I could do stock fuel pump?

No. The stock fuel pump doesn't even flow enough to max out stock injectors.

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Originally Posted by lingling1337 (Post 4323809)
I shouldn't need any other supporting mods right?

If you go with the 16G or 18G, don't forget the oil line.

Max Capacity 03-05-2013 05:57 AM

Just go with a new vf52, I'm on stock fueling with a smaller boost pill and make good #'s. I also have the banjo filters removed and stock oil lines.

lingling1337 03-05-2013 09:40 AM

My mechanic said he'd be interested in seeing what this thing can do

http://6starspeed.com/05legt08wrxs.html

That link doesn't look right so if it doesn't come up its the ss 18g vf52 alternative. How does that look?

blongo804 03-05-2013 10:03 AM

orrrrr.... http://shopping.kinugawaturbo.com/subarumy082008.aspx

I'm running their TD06SL2/18g and love it. Pure highway power though, hardly much in the city without immediately going over speed limits. Their TD05H/16g would be nice for you and budget friendly. Just expect about 2 weeks shipping time if I remember correctly.

These turbos, IMO, are one of the most underrated on this site. Kinugawa is a little brother of KAMAK who is a very high-end turbo maker in the Nissan (and one other brand??) crowd specifically.

lee07 03-05-2013 10:52 AM

$1500 just isn't enough unless you buy used


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