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Old 11-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how does this rate up against a vf39?
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I considered buying that VF23 too. Lots of turbos for sale recently. Anyways I'm no expert but I did find this post while googling the same question.

VF39 vs VF23 vs 16G and my blue smoke issues
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I found some other posts about the same very turbo,might have some issues..not too sure.

Thanks for the article,will give it a read when I'm done having fun in the snow :)
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First question is..can you put bigger turbo? Because if you have serial engine (pistons,beams...) you don't need better turbo like Vf39 ..

Some info for IHI turbos..(VF22,23.24.28...)
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First question is..can you put bigger turbo? Because if you have serial engine (pistons,beams...) you don't need better turbo like Vf39 ..

Some info for IHI turbos..(VF22,23.24.28...)
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I liked the VF23 more than the 48 I have now. It hits full boost much quicker and pulls awesome all the way to redline. The VF48 makes a little more power but the spool isnt nearly as fun.

It is a noisy turbo though, and older so more prone to failure.

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That might have just changed my mind lol
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that is tuned to 18 PSI, so its got some more power in it. That one had a bit of a loud whine to it and had over 100k miles on it and my FXT has almost 200k so we didnt want to push it much more.

FYI the 23 is a roller bearing turbo, so it will hardly ever have shaft play. It will be hard to tell if its good until its installed and running. If I found a good deal on a low mileage or new one I would jump on it :)

Here are some comparison pics of the 23 and 48. You can see how much bigger the inlet is!

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Theres a couple for sale right now. One here and i saw one on nasioc as well.
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