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    Hello all, after a long time reader, glad to be a member

    I'm happy to join in this forum, hope to help & be helped, got some questions, could use some direction, appreciate all helpful advice. Turbo issue, pretty sure my vf-39 is dead or dying, what's a good upgrade for a daily driver that bolts in to stock location & will fit the 3" Perrin turbo inlet pipe? Any direction towards this information is greatly appreciated. Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Gamble View Post
    I'm happy to join in this forum, hope to help & be helped, got some questions, could use some direction, appreciate all helpful advice. Turbo issue, pretty sure my vf-39 is dead or dying, what's a good upgrade for a daily driver that bolts in to stock location & will fit the 3" Perrin turbo inlet pipe? Any direction towards this information is greatly appreciated. Thank You
    What are u driving?

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    2005 Scooby STi stock

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    if your all stock then why dont you just look for another vf-39?
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    what's the point in that? If it breaks, beef it up. Can't stay stock forever, especially when there is an array of aftermarket parts to increase horsies

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    ok well how much power are you looking for then? you should look into a tbe and some sort of em as well.
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    wouldn't mind pushing 340-380hp. how much would I have to change out? Intercooler, injectors, etc. Bear with me, what's a tbe? You probably think I'm an idiot now.

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    a tbe is a turbo back exhaust which is a catless/catted dp and a catback exhaust. might as well get an up-pipe while your at it. i would change your injectors to 650cc's-750cc's thats something you will have to talk to your tuner about. get a walbro 255lph fuel pump. and for turbo its between an 18g-20g for the power your looking for.
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    so I'm looking at spending 2 large. Versus 2500, 3000 for a vf-39. Know any places to buy a good kit?

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    I was looking at a big 16 for $729.+, is said to be direct bolt on, so could I get away without the injectors or something else? Or would I be kicking myself, creating more trouble in the end?

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    much obliged for the advice, got a variety of ideas to tinker with. now just have to go rob a bank or gas station. Thank You!

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    a 16g would be completley pointless. it pretty much will make the same power as the vf series. 18-20g is where you need to look if your not going with a vf series turbo. i dont know where your spending 2500-3000$ on a vf-39 either ?? can find them used for wayyyy less then that.
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    Apparently, was looking at some overpriced websites. Started eyeing the 18g. Called a local place and got a little info, found a direct bolt in, typically pushes 13-15psi. So can't it be put in place of a vf39? I always was told and came to believe that if it breaks, replace it with something better, only use stock as a last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Gamble View Post
    Apparently, was looking at some overpriced websites. Started eyeing the 18g. Called a local place and got a little info, found a direct bolt in, typically pushes 13-15psi. So can't it be put in place of a vf39? I always was told and came to believe that if it breaks, replace it with something better, only use stock as a last resort.
    A bigger turbo isn't necessarily better than the stock one. But if your looking for more power within the range you stated then you will need a bigger one. And you'll need injectors if your going 18g or 20g. Overall if your stock, you'll be looking at downpipe, uppipe, exhaust, injectors, turbo, a new intake I would believe, and a tune. Depending on tune price and the type of parts you get, that would probably be around 3k or more

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    alright let me start over, I'm pretty sure my vf39 is dying. The stock inlet pipe softened on the turbo, creating a hole, so I have a terrible leak, so the turbo occasionally puts out 3-5psi then I hear a clink and and it won't come out of vacuum,so then the car acts, well, terrible, then it will clink again and have 3-5psi again. Waiting for the new perrin inlet (which I ordered the wrong 3" one), thinking that might be the problem. The turbo sounds like a million ginsu knives are inside of it, not to mention it pukes some oil, so I'm open to all suggestions.

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