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#1 2017-01-08 15:40:00

Shanesajda
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OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

I need a vf39 to swap into my 92x, I'm seeing alot of them brand new on ebay for 3-400 bucks. Which is what used ones go for.. just wondering why. Alot of them say IHI as well, idk what that means. Are these cheap turbos cheap for a reason? I don't kno how to tell if it's factory off the STI or not.
Here's an example:

http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=vf39+ … 311.R1.TR2

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#2 2017-01-08 16:38:18

92xGot2boostit2
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

Shanesajda wrote:

I need a vf39 to swap into my 92x, I'm seeing alot of them brand new on ebay for 3-400 bucks. Which is what used ones go for.. just wondering why. Alot of them say IHI as well, idk what that means. Are these cheap turbos cheap for a reason? I don't kno how to tell if it's factory off the STI or not.
Here's an example:

http://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=vf39+ … 311.R1.TR2

One of them I looked up:

Brand:   
fasturbo2015

So has to be a knockoff because of BRAND listed and it say OE Spec.  Could be taking a chance on reliability.  Better chance of getting one though.

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#3 2017-01-08 17:56:31

myzislow
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

Any brand new vf39 or the like on ebay will either be a knock off or a cheap rebuild.

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#4 2017-01-15 13:53:13

Shanesajda
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

so how do i know if its legit one I need or not? the oem one

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#5 2017-01-15 20:12:14

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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

this is what an OEM vf39 looks like. if it doesn't look exactly like that (with the IHI casting and "VF39" engraved) then its not OEM, its just a shitty ebay knockoff
a NEW vf39 will be about $1100. a good used VF39 will be ~$400

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x4/integrityperformance/Turbo%20comparison/VF39-1.jpg

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#6 2017-01-16 19:26:12

Shanesajda
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

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#7 2017-01-17 15:54:35

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#8 2017-01-17 19:35:49

Shanesajda
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

strange, i seached ebay and could not find these. Thanks a bunch, very helpful

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#9 2017-01-19 01:07:32

Shanesajda
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

still struggling to fine a good one for a decent price.

How big of a deal is a wastegate crack?

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#10 2017-01-19 08:38:11

Rodman
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

You will find all of them have that crack, everybody says it is not a factor, the turbo will still function properly.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold.
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 5 speed manual daily driver.
2006 WRX, smoked, should've never betrayed 2.0L love.

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#11 2017-01-21 03:09:12

elislider
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Re: OEM vs aftermarket VF39?

not a big deal, most VF39 will have it, less so on the newer ones but still will be occasionally found

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