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Old 06-03-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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A lot of these on kits on Ebay for 1000$. Intercooler and all. I know you guys tend to not like the cheap ebay stuff. Are they any good? Ayone running these?
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ME MeMe do a search i talk about it enough as it is look under my name long story short 1500$ 200 whp no problem.
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I would be suspect of the turbos genuineness.
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+1 that is my only worry aside from there advocation of a FMIC. the rest is workable,
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last time i had to modify my dp and repair a cracked manifold it was kind of a "problem"
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i friggin time on mine you did it what 3-4
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Have no idea what you guys are talking about. Anyone can answer me clearly? There is some issue with this kit?
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here are the problems as I understand them. 1) The turbo is more than likely not a genuine MHI turbo, 2) The manifold while being SS is a very thin gauge and is prone to cracking, and 3) The bolt hole on the DP that is inside the first radius bend does not have clearance to actually put a bolt through there to secure the turbo. There are potentially other problems with the kit that I don't know about, but I have only read about those actual pieces. Keep in mind that a good price on a genuine evo III 16g would be around $500 give or take if bought brand new.
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here are the problems as I understand them. 1) The turbo is more than likely not a genuine MHI turbo, 2) The manifold while being SS is a very thin gauge and is prone to cracking, and 3) The bolt hole on the DP that is inside the first radius bend does not have clearance to actually put a bolt through there to secure the turbo. There are potentially other problems with the kit that I don't know about, but I have only read about those actual pieces. Keep in mind that a good price on a genuine evo III 16g would be around $500 give or take if bought brand new.
Very good he is correct. Also the Downpipe needs to be reaimed to mate with the Cat and mitsu 16g's are 500+ for new ones unless you get a GT or some killer deal wich i want to. Overall these are not insurmountable. But if you expect it to just plop into place you are asking to much.
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Thx, exactly what I needed to know.
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The kit is far from an actual kit. Most the components are junk or need modifying to fit right. A buddy of mine has 2 drift days under his belt with his and the car has no trouble drifting 3rd gear. So far the manifold and turbo are holding up ok.
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