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I'm currently building a 99 9-3 H.O.T, using some new unorthodox methods in regards to the whole " Interchangeable Parts" idea. However I'd like to know from an expert (Turbo, Honda, or Saab) whether I can use the Acura RDX TD04-HL15-5 VFT Turbocharger on my Saab 9-3, and if so would it function properly. I originally wanted to use to the Mitsubishi TD04-HL15-5 which is found in the Viggen until I had this crazy idea.
 

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Anything is possible with enough money. I am assuming that it is a variable geometry turbo, so you would need a way to control the vanes. Also, you would most likely spend a lot of money on the Acura turbo where you could get a 19T made for close to the same money, and bolt in.
 

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Anything is possible with enough money. I am assuming that it is a variable geometry turbo, so you would need a way to control the vanes. Also, you would most likely spend a lot of money on the Acura turbo where you could get a 19T made for close to the same money, and bolt in.
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You could probably plumb the controls for the variable vanes fairly easily, but the ROI in terms of time and effort might not work out.....
 

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You could probably plumb the controls for the variable vanes fairly easily, but the ROI in terms of time and effort might not work out.....
i have seen writeups on people using holset VGT turbos, and making them work my running a manual actuator for the vanes. the holset VGTs are having great results,, but the rdx turbo is kinda tiny by comparison,, if you are going to build a VGT setup, with a manifold, go big
 
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