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Old 02-09-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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Found an Air Research/ Garrett T3 w/ 10K on it. Looks like new. Came off a saab 900 but has a pretty standard 5 bolt exhaust outlet. Is $170 a fair price on one in really good shape?

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If it's been tested to be good and they will warranty it then yeah I'd say that's fair... if they just claim it's good and won't back it up then I'd consider it too high. T3s in need of a rebuild kit can be found under $100.
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sounds fair to me. the one thing you want to check is the compressor wheel size. you dont want anything less than a .50 trim (ie, no .40 or .45).
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Thank you master. Grasshoppah appreciate all wisdom.

I will check the compressor trim.
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haha.
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The seller can't tell me what the trims are. Where/ how can I tell him how to find this? The turbo is off an Aero model saab and looks absolutely brand new.
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He called back and says it's a .50 trim compressor. Whaddaya think Braineak? Seems like a solid well built turbo for reasonable money. Should last about as long as the car. It's no steal but it should be quality.
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I thought the Aero was a T2 turbo...
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Saab 900 w/ 10K? , most by now hvae more like 160-250K miles...
Aero were the 9000's, most were T2's The Saab 900 SPG was a T3
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The car had a new drivetrain put in last year. New engine and tranny. It was rear ended and totalled less than a year after. Owner was a Saab enthusiast with an SPG.

I bought my Miata to have a fun affordable rear wheel drive car to play with. I've got a Saab Viggen and my wife has a 9-5 Aero. Found the turbo through Saab contacts. Even my Viggen is a pig on the track. Miata is tough to beat for reliable, lightweight, top down, affordable, customizable, track day and commuting fun.

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