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Old 03-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Chinacharger with T2 flange and standard Garrett outlet bolt pattern.

Hi, as some of you may know from my last thread, the last Chinacharger I bought turned out to be a piece of ***** due to the fact that it used a non-standard flange.

The ebay seller was kind enough to offer to return my money since it was advertised as having a standard flange. I was amazed that they did this.

However, this leaves me with the question of which turbo to go with. Any of you have any luck with ones which I'm describing? I've searched and come up with a couple, but I don't really want to buy any without consulting you this time, since my last one wasn't as advertised.

Or should I, as my friend suggested, go with a used Garrett? Though I don't really want to do this since I would have to deal with the funny Garrett compressor outlet flange and there would be no guarantee of the condition.
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there has been much success with chinachargers, and there have been some that have messed up! but the pros highly out weigh the cons! if you had a problem with the flange pattern, contact the seller of the next turbo to verify the pattern!
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there has been much success with chinachargers, and there have been some that have messed up! but the pros highly out weigh the cons! if you had a problem with the flange pattern, contact the seller of the next turbo to verify the pattern!
While it would be a good idea to contact the seller, if it was advertised as the standard Garrett flange I doubt you would get anything different than what the ad says. Plus, I trust you guys a lot more than some little Chinese man sitting at a computer
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My OBX GT28R turbo with the t2 flange fit perfectly. It is rather large though.
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My OBX GT28R turbo with the t2 flange fit perfectly. It is rather large though.
How much is it, if you don't mind me asking? I'm getting 220-ish back, and I want to finish this soon; I don't really have the money to go much more than 300.
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How much is it, if you don't mind me asking? I'm getting 220-ish back, and I want to finish this soon; I don't really have the money to go much more than 300.
It'll cost more then that. Retail is $600, and probably cheapest you could find them is in the 450 range.
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The Godspeed turbo's should be alright

http://cgi.ebay.ca/GODSPEED-t25-t28-...item519162c259
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Thanks man, looks like that'll be good. Now the debate is that or used SR20 turbo. Got one with no leaks and minimal shaft play lined up for 90 bucks... Hmm....

Lol, I just made sure that outlet flange was the right size by holding my DP up to my monitor and lining up the bolts.... They line up
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well i guess thats one way to do it!
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Thanks man, looks like that'll be good. Now the debate is that or used SR20 turbo. Got one with no leaks and minimal shaft play lined up for 90 bucks... Hmm....

Lol, I just made sure that outlet flange was the right size by holding my DP up to my monitor and lining up the bolts.... They line up
I went through 3 different used T25 turbo's before I finally just bought a new turbo. My 3rd t25 worked awesome but it was from a Nissan 300ZX TT, and was way too small (Also, the 300zx t25's use a weird 4 bold downpipe flange). If you could get the used t25 for around $50 then I'd probably suggest it. New is always nice though.
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