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Old 29-Jul-2007, 06:07 PM
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are the turbo setups they sell on ebay all crap is it worth spending 800$$ on one??
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Old 29-Jul-2007, 06:25 PM
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Old 29-Jul-2007, 08:01 PM
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yes they are all crap, no it is not worth spending the cost for shipping if it was free because you'd have more headaches and spend more than $800 trying to fix it.
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 12:39 AM
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for a peice that spins at nearly 200,000 rpm, do you really want something from ebay??
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 01:15 AM
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IMO useable ebay parts... BOV, Mani (if its a cast one, not the ****ty ssac tube mani's),IC, IC Piping (even know your fab guy might hate you for bringing him metal with alot of contaminates)

The wastegates can be hit or miss, save your self the hassle get a Synaptic wastegate, tial, or turbosmart.

And buy a turbo from a real turbo manufacturer, garrett, PTE, Innovate, borg warner.
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 01:23 AM
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some turbos have held up, with oil restriction and low boost, some havent...but SSAC is no Garrett, Tial, etc.
The turbos and manifolds have def. been the troublesome parts though.
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 11:36 AM
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like everyone said.. its really hit or miss with them.. sure u can hook it up and it will work beautifully or maybe you'll hook it up and it will blow ur head....


play is safe and buy local...
remember, u get what u pay for..
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 11:50 AM
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there's a kid locally who has run one for a year,and it's still running strong. yet there's another kid locally that got one - and the housing split spilling oil all over....the loss of oil nuked his engine.

through all my turbo experiences, don't go cheap. it's not worth it.

trying to save by going on ebay, will endup costing you more in the long run when you have to replace parts twice and twice the labour, plus retuning, etc.
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 12:45 PM
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ok so where does everyone sugest i get a turbo setup from i dont wanna spend to much like $1000 or less
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 02:46 PM
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$1000, you need to do way more research than this. $1000 will not get you anything accompolished, even if you build and tune it completely by yourself.

Sounds discouraging, but that's the reality of car tuning.

You could shop on Ebay and look for used brand name parts and wait for deals to come. But labour and tuning will be a big part of it.
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 03:30 PM
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buy my setup

$650 in the classified section

you still need to get some things to complete it, then install it, then tune it.....
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 09:22 PM
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im talkin gettin a turbo setup for under 1000$$ not building the motor or anything jus getting the setup where can i find a decnet one
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Old 30-Jul-2007, 10:01 PM
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also i plan or running about 8 ldb on a stock d15 while a i build another d15 to be able to take at least 20 lbs what kind a turbo is good so that application
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Old 31-Jul-2007, 12:59 AM
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There is nothing wrong with eBay itself, i mean c'mon its just an advertising service. Its up to you to be a smart shopper. There are hundreds of different turbo kits/components out there, I wouldnt paint them all with the same brush.
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Old 31-Jul-2007, 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by teg_gsr
also i plan or running about 8 ldb on a stock d15 while a i build another d15 to be able to take at least 20 lbs what kind a turbo is good so that application
Those are lofty goals, if any of this is ever going to happen i would suggest at least a 20G or 50 trim turbo or better.
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Old 31-Jul-2007, 04:21 PM
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i have one and it pulled very hard,, no problems whatsoever. B4 i installed it, i primed the turbo and i let it cool down all the time b4 i shut the engine off.

I just blew my ringlands becuase i boosted a motor that wasnt 100% Im in the process of swappin in another b16.

For a grand my crx rapes alot of cars ive put 7000km on the turbo already! Alot of people on HT are running these turbos and are making high hp. Paulo on here has one also and makes 260 WHP on a Ls motor.
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Old 31-Jul-2007, 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by teg_gsr
also i plan or running about 8 ldb on a stock d15 while a i build another d15 to be able to take at least 20 lbs what kind a turbo is good so that application
setting boost goals is just asinine. I see quite a few people on here say the same ****.

Do you even understand what boost is?
to make it easy its a restriction value, or the INability for the motor to move the air from intake to exhaust. your raming air into the motor and it cant move it out fast enough. If you can move more air and run a lower psi your laughing. That is why 2 setups can make completly diff #'s per/lb or any random boost level.
stock head/cams/cam timing vs a built head will gain double digits in hp/tq no problem and run a lower psi level and be easier on the entire setup.

SO NO MORE BOOST GOALS!!! plain and simple its stupid

set hp/tq goals and people will be able to help
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Old 01-Aug-2007, 05:04 PM
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i want almost 200whp on stock motor and over 300whp on built motor
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Old 01-Aug-2007, 05:43 PM
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anyone have any experience with the TD05H 16G?
how does it compare to a T3/4?
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Old 01-Aug-2007, 07:31 PM
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some of you guys need to go open up a book or even read up on these things its been covered many many times...
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