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post #16 of 18 Old 01-04-2017, 03:29 PM
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I said it years ago, ebay no name turbos have their place but if you daily drive your car they dont belong under the hood. That damage you can cause with a failed turbo isnt worth the cost savings for a daily driver. If your building a super budget track car and you dont have to rely on it to put food on the table then go for it, and crank that chinese cheapo up to 11 but I dont like the way cheap parts balance and i dont like the way cheap seals hold.

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I was pondering getting the compressor and exhaust housings on ebay and putting in a reputable core. It still seems to save a few hundred bucks. We shall see, no mods 'till spring :-D
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Ruso after seeing the kind of metal work your capable of I would trust you to make something ebay cheap and make it awesome. ust keep in mind that your time and expertise is also worth money. Ive gone down the buy cheap and just make it better route many a time and eventually its 3:30 in the morning and things arnt lining up and a good nights rest is well worth the few hundred bucks you might save.

Anyway we got this thread way off track. Ebay turbos can be fun but they can also be bad : (

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