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Old 06-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #61
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FYI, that's the most accurate date I've heard in months. Last time I talked to FR was in the spring, and they were quoting "4-8 months".
I'll be ecstatic if that's true. And if my trackspeed radiator arrives in June, I'll buy a lottery ticket.

I don't have a problem with estimates. I just like to plan for worst case scenario.
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I just like to plan for worst case scenario.
In that case, your house is going to need a new roof, and the water heater is about to self destruct.
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still have mine on the car and didnt know where the tag was so i just started shooting in dark places till i found it.

Well it looks like you get one of the first ones when you stay on them about getting you a turbo asap...

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EFR failure-to-be #21, represent.

Guess I'm gonna go call about this, lol.
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In that case, your house is going to need a new roof, and the water heater is about to self destruct.
funny you say that.... my roof is not brand new and the heater is old.
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Yo Leo, mount a go-pro on your rear bumper so we can have video of your car shitting out my turbine wheel.
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still have mine on the car and didnt know where the tag was so i just started shooting in dark places till i found it.

Well it looks like you get one of the first ones when you stay on them about getting you a turbo asap...

I thought my serial was the same as yours but mine is: APA265110003
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:44 AM   #68
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Expected delivery date for replacement is Mid-August -

That means March 2013.


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I like Garrett and would totally rock the hustler setup. But that means drilling inconel bolts for safety wire. Getting an EWG welded onto my manifold. Getting an EWG pipe welded to downpipe. Getting a BOV.

Also. Getting that stupid european turbo seal thing that hustler just had to do.



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FYI, that's the most accurate date I've heard in months. Last time I talked to FR was in the spring, and they were quoting "4-8 months".

You will know it is accurate when they ship. I'm rooting for borg but they had a mega fail with this product launch. Sucks to be them :(



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In that case, your house is going to need a new roof, and the water heater is about to self destruct.

If you're lucky your water heater will take out your roof on it's way up.
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... the EFR knocks it out of the park.
until it breaks, apparently.

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... they are worth every penny of the $1450 BW asks for them.
Sure, if they work, but they seem to be failing at a high rate. If Soviet's EFR lasted a little while longer, that may have been a $1450 paperweight. Nice. What's their warranty anyway, time wise, and if you are not the original purchaser?

It'd be like making a really nice manifold that gives lots of power/spool gains but with a design flaw that made some fail quickly during normal use (like the wrong choice of material), and then still trying to justify the inflated price because it was better before it broke.

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Yo Leo, mount a go-pro on your rear bumper so we can have video of your car shitting out my turbine wheel.

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That means March 2013.
If you're lucky your water heater will take out your roof on it's way up.

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until it breaks, apparently.


Sure, if they work, but they seem to be failing at a high rate. If Soviet's EFR lasted a little while longer, that may have been a $1450 paperweight. Nice. What's their warranty anyway, time wise, and if you are not the original purchaser?

It'd be like making a really nice manifold that gives lots of power/spool gains but with a design flaw that made some fail quickly during normal use (like the wrong choice of material), and then still trying to justify the inflated price because it was better before it broke.

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Agree with Timmeh:

Its not worth dick as a paperweight. Well, maybe like 20 bux. I'd def pay 20 bux for a broken borg just so I can look at it all day.

Ebay t00bular manifold anyone?
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until it breaks, apparently.


Sure, if they work, but they seem to be failing at a high rate. If soviet's efr lasted a little while longer, that may have been a $1450 paperweight. Nice. What's their warranty anyway, time wise, and if you are not the original purchaser?

It'd be like making a really nice manifold that gives lots of power/spool gains but with a design flaw that made some fail quickly during normal use (like the wrong choice of material), and then still trying to justify the inflated price because it was better before it broke.

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I thought my serial was the same as yours but mine is: APA265110003
That's interesting. Now lets just wait until it blows up Although it could be the mythical "fixed" one!
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"no new EFR turbos in the country since approximately Fall 2011"

So much for that big "Made in the USA" tag on the turbo...

Did they shut down the plant that builds these or what? Are they importing titanium from China? Bueller? Bueller?

This is very frustrating and I hope Borg Warner gets it taken care of asap. I am extremely excited to see what the upcoming kit will look like from Trackspeed, and I don't want Borg Warner to ---- this up.

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"no new EFR turbos in the country since approximately Fall 2011"

So much for that big "Made in the USA" tag on the turbo...

Did they shut down the plant that builds these or what? Are they importing titanium from China? Bueller? Bueller?

This is very frustrating and I hope Borg Warner gets it taken care of asap. I am extremely excited to see what the upcoming kit will look like from Trackspeed, and I don't want Borg Warner to ---- this up.

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Read what I wrote above.

They will not be shipping new EFRs until March 2013. And all of them are surely pre-sold.
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I just sincerely hope that the new turbos will first go towards filling warranty requests rather than filling new orders.
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I just sincerely hope that the new turbos will first go towards filling warranty requests rather than filling new orders.
um...did you just turn down a free GTX? lol
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Garrett does want me to run a GTX2860R (they contacted me) but the thought of parking my car for another month and doing all the reliability mods (v-bands, safety wire, etc) makes me want to throw up.

If I knew from the beginning maybe I would go Garrett. But at this point I'm waist deep into EFR.
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So were they going to give you one or do they just want you to buy one?
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um...did you just turn down a free GTX? lol
pretty much.
let's see, work I would need to do to get a free GTX (assuming it would be free) running
- get a new exhaust manifold. v-band, EWG
- get an EWG
- add EWG pipe to downpipe
- add BOV to intercooler pipe
- drill v-band housing bolts for safety wire

Not only it would take at least $1500, but my car would be out of commission for a month (more like 2 months)
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