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Old 03-23-2009, 04:15 PM   #41
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NICE.

Be sure to take it apart prior to installing it and get real measurements of the wheels. I wanna know which turbo its closest too.
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sweet. let the countdown begin....lol
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Signed up for SCIENCE!
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If I were going to go the Chinacharger route I would call up BEGI and order one from them. That way you will be getting one from a supplier they trust. Otherwise I would get a Garrett.

I say this because I just finished installing my latest turbo and GODDAMNMOTHERFUCKINGSHITCUNTHELLBITCHBITEASS is it difficult to get at and tighten all of the flange bolts. It took hours. I even had to chop up a combination wrench and create a special tool to get at some of them. I would gladly pay a little extra to get a known reliable turbo than to have to remove/replace a cheap $200 turbo when it failed.
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If I were going to go the Chinacharger route I would call up BEGI and order one from them. That way you will be getting one from a supplier they trust. Otherwise I would get a Garrett.

I say this because I just finished installing my latest turbo and GODDAMNMOTHERFUCKINGSHITCUNTHELLBITCHBITEASS is it difficult to get at and tighten all of the flange bolts. It took hours. I even had to chop up a combination wrench and create a special tool to get at some of them. I would gladly pay a little extra to get a known reliable turbo than to have to remove/replace a cheap $200 turbo when it failed.
I would have liked to go that route but the only thing they have now is the 2854 and I dont feel like waiting around for them to get anymore or atleast tell me they cant. Flange bolts aren't that hard imo.
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Flange bolts aren't that hard imo.
Thats the diff between 1.6 and 1.8's.... I hate mine too, and feel the same way about having to swap turbos...

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Thats the diff between 1.6 and 1.8's.... I hate mine too, and feel the same way about having to swap turbos...

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I think it would have been a lot easier (S4 tubular manifold) if the T25 flange bolts (mani to turbine inlet) were through-bolted instead of studs with nuts. If I have to take it off again (never again if I can help it) I'll ask BEGI about it first and drill out the threads if it is kosher.

It was a frustrating ************ for me, more so than the cast manifold IMO. But two things that made it tougher were the larger compressor housing (2871) and the placement of the wastegate bracket due to how I have the compressor clocked for my setup (not the way BEGI normally does it). The hard part is over with though. The rest of the fab and assembly will be more enjoyable.
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Have a look at this one. The dyno read out is not bad, I think its what you want to run.



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Have a look at this one. The dyno read out is not bad, I think its what you want to run.
Have a look at the post dates before you post, noob. I appreciate the searching that led you to this thread, but bumping a 2 month old thread isn't appreciated - especially one that was time sensitive to start.
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