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Old 12 July 2011, 10:40 PM
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Thinking of upgrading my turbo, can anyone advise me on vf43, will it be too laggy on my 2001 wrx, or vf34/34.tdo518g better?

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Old 12 July 2011, 10:47 PM
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Standard upgrade for bugeye WRX turbo to 330 ish BHP is front entry TD05 16G / VF35 or it's rollerbearing sibling the VF34..................

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Old 12 July 2011, 10:57 PM
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I went for TD05-18G and its the nuts mate, not laggy. Thats what i'd go for. You should be ok for 350 with supporting mods. Best thing, speak to who's mapping it mate.
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Old 12 July 2011, 11:00 PM
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cheers guys ive missed out on a few vf35's but didnt want them with high mileswhich one was, td05' am i right in saying you have to be careful buying, some cheapos out there, alot of peolple saying go to Andy Forest for them?
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Old 12 July 2011, 11:03 PM
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stay well away from Ebay and do some research on the seller before buying on here. There have been a few horror stories. I bought mine from Harvey Smith, very well known and was brand new and comes with a warranty. I haven't had any dealings with Andy Forest, but only heard good things about them.

Pay a little extra and get a quality turbo and its worth having a guarantee
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Old 12 July 2011, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by GezP View Post
stay well away from Ebay and do some research on the seller before buying on here. There have been a few horror stories. I bought mine from Harvey Smith, very well known and was brand new and comes with a warranty. I haven't had any dealings with Andy Forest, but only heard good things about them.

Pay a little extra and get a quality turbo and its worth having a guarantee

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Old 12 July 2011, 11:14 PM
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ahh ok, the only trouble with buying a turbo when not seeing it is you cant check for play in theshaft, leaks etc, harvey smith???
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Old 12 July 2011, 11:17 PM
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best of those mentioned would be the vf34 for your wrx, tho these are quite rare to find a good one.

vf35 would be a good choice and will see 310/330bhp with supporting mods

at 350bhp on a td05 18g you are stretching the limits of the standard internals on a wrx engine.
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Old 12 July 2011, 11:26 PM
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ok guys this is really helpful, i think most of you are going with vf34/35, not 43 and a decent td05 am i correct???

Did not want to upgrade internals at this time and not tracking it, just want a quick road car with not much lag... hate it
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Old 12 July 2011, 11:57 PM
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stick with a quality turbo, harvey smith ,andy forrest etc or you will end up paying twice in the long ( or even possibly short ) run. Avoid ebay at all costs
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Old 13 July 2011, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by fingerscooby View Post
ahh ok, the only trouble with buying a turbo when not seeing it is you cant check for play in theshaft, leaks etc, harvey smith???
If you buy of Andy Forest or Harvey you don't need to check the shaft etc, they will guarantee it - it's their business not just a one off ebay auction.

Search on here for Harvey Smith and PM him

Who's mapping your car mate? They will be the best to advise.

All I can say is my TD05-18g from Harvey is mental. I couldn't be happier with the performance, the only difference is - mine's a 06 2.5 wrx which will provide more torque. It was mapped by Duncan (Racedynamix)
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Old 13 July 2011, 01:19 AM
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VF43 on 2.0 will be slightly laggier like VF34,VF35 or VF30.This turbo is well suited for 2.5,probably you will looking on full boost around 3.5k-4k RPM on 2.0ltr with good setup and good up pipe too.


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Old 15 July 2011, 12:02 AM
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cheers for your advice guys think i may go for vf35 or vf34, these seem to be a straight swap and not too laggy either.

I will speak to my mapper as recommended cheers
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Old 15 July 2011, 12:07 AM
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let us know how you get on mate
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Old 15 July 2011, 12:48 AM
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will do, thanks again, got my pinks and 3 port delivered this week
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Any update on this mate? Considering something similar with mine. cheers lee
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Old 07 August 2011, 12:00 AM
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Hi m8, just to let you know ive got a VF35 off my 2002 Sti for sale, mint condition, done 79k, but never been map'd, lovely condition, mark @ td racing in warwick will vouch for it if you ask him, im upgrading to a td05-20g, also got a miltek fast flow cat, full system, both going cheep if your interested, - only cos i need cash for my simtek asap.
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