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#1 Old 02-13-2006, 11:48 AM
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3 turbos very close to the same

i have noticed much debate regarding turbos that support around 300 AWHP. it seems to me that there are several choices from a 16G, to a "super" 16G, to the momentum, to the Garrett GT11, and the venerable VF22.

all of these have near the same spool characteristics, (+/- say 300 RPM) support the same amount of power, internal wastegates, but can very in price by close to a $1000? what gives.

example: The Garrett GT11 from JSC speed (some of the most helpful people ever i might add) runs $1563 when you take into account the oil & coolant lines and the wastegate. the VF22 still from JSC is only $749, and the SlowBoy 16G is $794. thats a difference of $814!!!! no one will ever question the quality of a Garrett turbo, but even if every trick was applied to a VF22 (porting, polishing, ect.) it would still be almost $500 less than the Garrett, and perform almost exactly the same.

am i right on this or seriously missing something?
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#2 Old 02-13-2006, 01:10 PM
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This doesn't really relate to your pricing question, but I looked into the vf22 and was told they are no longer available.

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its hard to tell from paper - every car's different (assuming other mods different) - i think best way is to try every one! as if thats poss ... hmmm
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