honestly, anything is going to make more power than a 34, so if your going to compare the 18G to a 34 than of course its going to look better, but thats not the reason the whole 34 thing came into play.Originally posted by NORCAL STI
ok reading out the 18g compared to vf34 and i can see this would my best bet.
Honestly once you get into bigger injectors/maf/EM/tuning that bigger turbos require, I think I would just go for the best turbo I can get, its kind of like setting up a killer sound system to push swap meet subs
Not saying the 18G is swap meet, and yes it would be a nice size( theres already 2 people with 20Gs on STis) but a couple things about the mitsu turbos.
1. theyre sleave bearing not ball bearing. I personally wouldnt take a ball turbo off my car to put on a sleave bearing turbo, its a step backwards, I dont care how much more it can flow.
2. they are not water cooled. I have heard that you can find watercooled 18G center sections out there but if you can find one I'll stand on my head Again, I would not feel good about taking off a watercooled turbo and repacing it with a non-watercooled, and you better get a turbo timer too.
these mitsus can flow but they are old tech, I would rather run a T3/T4 if I was looking at turbos like these
For a few hundred bucks more you can get a much more efficent and reliable BB watercooled turbo that will put out as much power, spool faster, and live longer