Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT
Subbed... On a fence between a BNR 16g and a VF52. Also lusting at the 18g. The deciding factor is how many additional mods to support the new turbo. The 16g/52 seems like the best option because I can still run stock fueling.
I love my Evo 16G. Can't wait to install it on my Spec.B. But quite honestly, I think both would meet your requirements. AFAIK they have very similar power potentials. One thing to consider: if it dies, Bryan can rebuild one of his Evo 16Gs for $400. If a VF52 dies, it's unrebuildable (although used ones are more common -- but they are still around $700 AFAIK). Also, I think VF52s are only warrantied in their stock application and if installed by a Subaru dealership. Bryan's warranty is considerably more generous (but check your OCVs and banjo bolt filters, and run a filtered oil line).