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Old 03-08-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default What do you think of this turbo

its a "T3 super 70" according to the listing:
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Just curious. "XS POWER" doesnt ring any "good quality" bells in my head, but it is brand new (or damn near) and he wants a bit over 100 for it. I'm just curious. Not looking to upgrade my setup anytime soon, but this would be something I'd love to add to my collection of turbo's and maybe use it in the future when I want to go bigger than my hks gt2535...

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yeah, looks like new.

But XS Power have a bad rep (in terms of quality) where i'm from...

for that reason alone i would not bother.

Twin entry is a nice feature tho
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Looks like the turbo thats included in the NaT kit from XS power. I believe that thing has been dynoed at 570hp? Either way, they seem to get great rep from the Supra forums (CLUB NA-T). But it seems that xs power provides direct contact and warranty to those members.
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hmm, interesting. so my question is: is it worth 150?
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Looks like it sucked up some foam...

I cant say anything since Im considering a chinacharger for my setup is Bell ever posts up the info on the kit that were going to have "in a few days" like 2 months ago.
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Looks like it sucked up some foam...

I cant say anything since Im considering a chinacharger for my setup is Bell ever posts up the info on the kit that were going to have "in a few days" like 2 months ago.
Thats the thing: it may just be me but I noticed chinachargers getting quite popular recently.......This thing is a step up from one ( at least I think so) so it just may hold up for at least a few years?

I've done a little searching, and the general opinion is: these things are good for the price, and usually last at least 1-2 years before shitting themselves.


It IS a rather large turbo though, and would require a seperated gasses manifold as well as ewg. hmmm
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well if you decide to take this I might just take your other one off your hands
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well if you decide to take this I might just take your other one off your hands
once I get this thing started and driving I just might upgrade to a bigger setup. if so my current one is yours

I have a disease: its called not enough boost
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Yeah well in my case i just want boost.... so yeah but I'm on my way to sentience!!! well i feel like I'll be needing you alot pretty soon!! lol
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once I get this thing started and driving I just might upgrade to a bigger setup. if so my current one is yours

I have a disease: its called not enough boost
QFT. I should have gotten a bigger turbo too. I'd keep my eyes out for a nice used turbo in good shape that's a better brand though. Or bite the bullet and get a new one when the time comes. $0.02.
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To be fair, at that price its gotta be worth it even if it does **** itself after a year lol.

the turbo I'm looking at costs toooo much here - about 800 uk pounds ! :(
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$150 worth the thing coming apart and possibly tearing through your engine?
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$150 worth the thing coming apart and possibly tearing through your engine?

I suppose that is possible but I have never heard of it happening.

Are there any documented cases of a turbo coming apart and throwing parts either back in to the engine through the exhaust ports or other areas?


By the way, I run a chinacharger, and could not be happier.


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I have not seen a case where this happened. Heard of it though
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I suppose that is possible but I have never heard of it happening.

Are there any documented cases of a turbo coming apart and throwing parts either back in to the engine through the exhaust ports or other areas?


By the way, I run a chinacharger, and could not be happier.


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I have seen a few blown up turbos. None of them on a car though. It is never pretty, and in one case resulted with a rod through the block. $15k for a rebuilt N14 plus the loss of a $4k core charge is not fun.
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JUNK!! I built my first DIY kit with a XS T3 about three years ago. Bought the thing new from ebay for dirt cheap. I took my FMIC off to flat black it one day and a quart of oil poured out of my intercooler. I got about 2000 miles out of it. It turns out you do get what you pay for.
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Well then what of the people who have run Chinachargers for years, doing many track days and driving the **** out of them. I would imagine the XS is probably about the same. Im sure its more a case by case problem. Some may have great success, some may not. I would go for it myself. For $150, the worse that could happen would maybe be an oily mess.
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A Chinacharger really needs a good cleaning and balancing from NIB to survive any decent amount of time, but its material quality is worse and being a copy means it has no engineering prowess applied. Thats what you pay for!

Thats a bit large of a turbo for a Miata, that doesn't even look like a t3 compressor housing. XS power is chinacharger garbage with a name brand applied.
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It is definitely a divided T4 housing, rather large on a 1.8L. Personally I don't have any issues with chinachargers, so for that price, why not?
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