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Old 02-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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After much reading I have decided to go with a garrett gt2560 to replace my current turbo on my begi S1 kit. I have been looking for used but not sure i am patient enough to wait for the right used turbo to come up.

Where is the best prices on the GT2560. I have read where people say they heard a friend of a friend of a roommate was able to pick one up for $750 but I can not find this low of a price online.

If anyone has a super secret site that has this price or a lower price than the $1150 from begi I would appreciate it.

I am also in the process of sending my broken turbo into where I bought it so it is possible it could be repaired. I am just trying to be proactive so when i hear back I can pull the trigger and get the miata back on the road.

Edit : i have seen prices on ebay for $750 and some sites for $850. might be the best route. Just figured I would ask opinions if someone had a great vendor they used.

EDIT #2 : i searched terms = garrett pricing, new garrett, garrett cost, price turbo, new price, 2560 price. without the answer I was looking for.

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Here is one for $750 on ebay.
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Here is one for $750 on ebay.
Thanks, that does seem to be the best price out there.
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Mine, when it gets replaced by a bigger turbo in a coupla weeks.
< 10k miles since rebuild.
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Thanks, that does seem to be the best price out there.
+1. I've done some business with Titan in the past and everything was great.
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I would go the 466541-4 over the cheaper 466541-1, the nickel housing and inconel turbine wheel are worth the extra $$$ imo.
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The 2560 is basically identical to the OEM T28 turbo from a Nissan S15. Depending on how patient/frugal you're feeling, you can cruise the classifieds on some of the nissan forums for a used one. They'd pop up every couple of weeks on sr20forum, zilvia.net or nicoclub and $400-600 seemed to be the range for those when I was looking.
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I got the S15 turbo brand new on ebay for about $700 shipped. The only differences are the compressor inlet/outlets are flanged, and the turbine housing is supposed to be made of something more durable.
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My concern and maybe unneeded is with the differences will it mount to the begi header and downpipe? Is there modding I would need to do to the turbo to get it to work?

I know I have to get something welded on the air intake side to get it to work.

The less work the better. I am still working on getting my old turbo off and it has been over a week.
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My concern and maybe unneeded is with the differences will it mount to the begi header and downpipe? Is there modding I would need to do to the turbo to get it to work?

I know I have to get something welded on the air intake side to get it to work.

The less work the better. I am still working on getting my old turbo off and it has been over a week.
The exhaust side is exactly the same, so it should work with your begi stuff. (It works fine with my begi-replacement stuff)

For the cold side, they sell fittings that bolt to the flanges and are just hose fittings. I think this is what I used.
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Is this a 2560 it says 2560s not r like its supposed to be and the trim a/r dont look the same

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Garr...item416225d695
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That does not look anything like my turbo.
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Thanks guys! i will look into the T28. I get so worried about buying used. I know nothing is guaranteed.. my new china turbo lasted less than 1000 miles so new did not help me there.

I am having a hell of a time getting the old turbo off. I can not get to the bolts. I think when i put it on I had the header lose and ended up having to put the turbo and dp in all at one time. I can not seem to get these things off as easily as some.
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Thanks guys! i will look into the T28. I get so worried about buying used. I know nothing is guaranteed.. my new china turbo lasted less than 1000 miles so new did not help me there.

I am having a hell of a time getting the old turbo off. I can not get to the bolts. I think when i put it on I had the header lose and ended up having to put the turbo and dp in all at one time. I can not seem to get these things off as easily as some.
Are you trying to pull the turbo off of the manifold or are you pulling the turbo/manifold off of the car in one piece? I'd recommend the latter approach.
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nickt93 - yeah I was trying to remove it from the manifold and the dp. it looks like you are going to be right about having to remove the turbo/manifold and in this case the DP all in one piece then remove them on the bench. It ends up being quite a few more parts to get off the car. That is a big reason the next turbo I get I want to do my best to get one that will hold up.

I think like all of us we could all use more hours in the day to work on the cars. It seems like I just get started wrenching before i have to quit. It is what it is.. I will eventualy get it off.
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Which bolt is giving you trouble getting to? I know when I had to pull my old chinacharger off my car, I had to pull off the front housing to get it to clear everything.
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I can not get to the bottom right bolt on where the turbo mounts to the mani. and the bottom closest to the engine on the DP. basicly I just do not have enough room for the wrench to get in there.

Just not easy to get in there. I might get some shorty wrenches to see if i can get it. if not off with the manifold and DP.
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I can not get to the bottom right bolt on where the turbo mounts to the mani. and the bottom closest to the engine on the DP. basicly I just do not have enough room for the wrench to get in there.

Just not easy to get in there. I might get some shorty wrenches to see if i can get it. if not off with the manifold and DP.
Get a shorty wrench. I have a set of Gear Wrench shorty wrenches and they are worth their weight in gold.
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I would go the 466541-4 over the cheaper 466541-1, the nickel housing and inconel turbine wheel are worth the extra $$$ imo.
FWIW, when I ordered my GT2560 (in 2010), the two versions had identical wholesale prices. The lead time on the non-Inconel version was longer. Not sure why anyone would order that one.
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