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Old 08-23-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Why are these turbos soo cheap

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=180013958324



I know there is a lot of junk on ebay. Ususally its easy to see, im too new to turbos and such so I cant really tell by looking at this what makes it so cheap. I know its not a name brand or anything. It looks the deal, who knows if it actually backs it up.

Anyone here use one of these turbos?
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Probly the fact that It will blow within 200-500 miles, cheap turbos are made with cheap bearings,seal etc, Getting a used one would be better than taking a chance with one of those.
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Part no T3/T4 :gay:
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Part no T3/T4 :gay:
LOL ...cheap ebay t3/t4 turbo + unsuspecting car =boom, no hp,no torque, just a dead motor.
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mine's workin out ok so far....... don't really trust it.... but haven't had any major issues with it... yet
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how long have you been runninf that turbo, how many miles has it been since the install?
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Those turbos look ok on the outside. Until you look at the internals of it you wont see anything wrong with it. Cheap bearings and seals inside is what is going to wear on those turbos. Not to mention that they dont even tell you what size/trim the wheels are in the turbo. I would not waste my 150 dollars on it.
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Ditto on that. I've seen the insides of one of those ebay specials. Not good.
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been running it at least 500 miles.... it's not exactly that turbo.... it's the XSpower 57 trim.... can't complain as of yet, hung with my buddies' 6L 05 GTO tonight from a 1st gear roll @ 5mph... at .4 bar
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