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Old 12-05-2008, 01:53 AM   #1
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Just curious to see if any one on this forum has heard of or experienced this site before. I have sent a few emails back and forth and it sounds legit even though the prices seem unreal(as in extremely good).

any info at all will be awsome.
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never heard of them.

no pricing info, and you say its ridiculously good, care to share?
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:40 AM   #3
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My boss at the body shop bought a replacement turbo for his flatbed, brand new for what a rebuilt turbo would cost. Said the guy that ran the place was great and knew his stuff cold.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:03 AM   #4
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The guy seems to know his stuff very well.

He quoted me 2 turbos i'm interested in:

The hybrid t28-T3 hi-velocity cost $650. + shipping

The T28-T04B (bigger) cost $680. + shipping

So far, it all sounds great, I just want a little more insurance before I take a dive.

Please keep that feedback coming.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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That website looks shady as ****. All the pictures look like they were taken on his kitchen table or are some sort of "stock" picture. No specs on any of the turbos and no prices. He probably has a source for used units and refurbishes them. I'd want to know that he used genuine Garrett parts in his rebuilds and that they were balanced before I'd be a guinea pig.
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i know what you mean Sam it does seams a little sketchy. I've been emailing this guy back and forth and asking a million questions. So far it all seams pretty legit but i'll have to keep questioning this guy to see if he really knows his ****. Hopefully this turns out good becuase I want that t28/t04b turbo BAD!

Like I said before guys, keep that feedback coming.
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I have never purchased from them, but that have been around for a long time. I remember talking to them about 8 years ago.
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I have never purchased from them, but that have been around for a long time. I remember talking to them about 8 years ago.
Spill the beans man, did they sounds legit or really shaddy. Then again 8 years ago was a long time...

Come on guys! I need some input on this site. I needz newz turboz badzz
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He probably has a source for used units and refurbishes them.
Nah, I emailed him like three years ago when I was first building the GT about buying a used T3 Super 60 to try to save some money, he told me he doesn't deal with used turbos at all.
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The pictures here just crack me up: http://www.mjmturbos.com/Graveyards.htm

"This bldg are full of turbos!" (his words)

"All your turbo are belong to us!" (mine)

Another one: http://www.mjmturbos.com/Evolution.htm

"Someone set us up the boost!"
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The dudes got some humor on the site thats for sure

So.....is there any one who has personally run one of his turbos before?
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SEARCH THEIR NAME FROM MY POSTS.

He machined a T3 housing to fit some crazy 60 trim t4 wheel, even though I paid for a T3 60 trim.

If I had known better this would have been my first warning sign:

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Yep! I can get that, but you cannot use a super 60 wheels in .42 intake not possible.

If you will take super 60, then you need .42 stage 3 and .60 a/r compressor and cost $450. + shipping.
A regular .48 a/r and .42 intake compressor is $399. + shipping complete.
that's a bunch of bullshit right there...

here's the turbo I got:



look how big that compressor wheel is. I wanted a t3 wheel, I got that. Unfortuenatly I didn't know any better. Still, doesn't matter, **** never worked. They did a **** poor job machining the housing.


this the brand new turbo from mjmturbos, first test drive:




the compressor wheel is hitting the housing. Their master turbo guy "Udo" blamed me for rotating the housing to fit my intercooler pipes and they "laser" balance these turbos. He refused to talk/deal with me after I tried explaining to him a circle's diameter doesn't alter.

I eventually was able to have them replace the wheel and "rebalanced" the shaft. (again, i didn't know ****." waited a good month, threw it on and same thing happen. I ended up going through the BBB and working out a deal to get my money back, which beforehand I took all the good parts off that turbo (360 thrust, new turbine housing and swingarm) and sent him back my old parts.


If I'm ever in Buhl Al. Udo Marx will have a serious pimp hand across his ******* face. There's a hell of a LOT more to the story, **** like this:

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I think there is a communication breakdown.
UDO said he sent the turbo to me.
I am in the Northeast dealer and UDO is in Alabama.
I remember you said you will pay him something like $$$$$ ?
He does not like you paying C.O.D. because he will pay extra $15. for C.O.D
He will lose money on the parts alone.

I told you many times to send him money rather than this darn C.O.D.

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So do you have it? I understand you are in two different locations. When I talked to Beverly she insisted to do COD, that wasn't even my idea. I can overnight a check no problem.
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Scott....
I got it here...what a mess.
Here is the problem, I will be on vacation starting friday and the whole week.
I can send this tomorrow "IF" you will pay the UPS cash $160. + C.O.D charge of $12.00 + shipping $12.00 = $184.
Ain't paying UDO any of this amount since I am already helping you to pay UDO an hour of labor $54.

So let me know.
If you don't, then you have to wait and still have to pay $12. shipping

Let me know and quick... you have till thursday MORNING
Mother ****** sen the turbo to his "dealer" in NJ or some **** like that for no reason after the repair, I kept insisting to pay with a CC which they wouldnt take, they are ******* scammers....it gets better, but im too mad to type it all out again. I love looking back at my email history with them and cry about how much of a stupid n00b I was.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:28 AM   #13
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I knew someone had some bad 'fun' with them.

Just buy my brand new garret...
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Thanks alot for the info Brain. Seriously thanks alot for the input, now I know to STAY AWAY form those guys.

Is the Brain the only one who has used an MJM turbo? Could it have just been that he recieved a faulty unit or is this an re-occuring thing?
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I knew someone had some bad 'fun' with them.

Just buy my brand new garret...

Sell me your turbo
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:43 PM   #16
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Could it have just been that he recieved a faulty unit or is this an re-occuring thing?

It wasn't that I got a bad turbo, with specs I didn't want, they built it **** poorly and then blamed it on me.


The compressor wheel hit the housing due to poor machining. When I sent it back (like 5 minutes after I took that video) they said it was my fault because I rotated the compressor housing.

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I spoke to him and he clearly said that the turbo hits the wall.
When they assemble the turbo, they balance the wheels.
Then they will put the turbo in a strobe light and make sure does not hit the wall in hi-speed.
When you turn the housing, a slight **** eyed position or if the torque of the bolt is not even
the blade will hit the wall once it reaches 800 to 900 degrees. The turbo parts contract/expand.
There is very little tolerance in the wall.....not even .4 thousandt.

Tell you what, if I can ask him to repair it and you pay for the parts will you go along?

So I sent that **** back and had them fix it. I even told them to make sure to keep the turbo in the same position so I couldn't "****-eye the position"

When I got it back it wasn't in the same rotation and I HAD to rotate it again, it still did it. Not only this, but they said there were metal shaving in the CHRA...which was not on my account.

(Since that day I've rebuilt a few turbos and taken mine apart multiple times, never have I ever run into this problem before. My current turbo have parts from like 10 turbos and I put it together on my back porch. Like I said, I even took good parts off that turbo and put them on the other pictured above to make a new good turbo for myself)

The customer service was awful, I had to deal with two different receptionists and the builder Udo wouldn't talk to me (he had a huge ego, when i suggest it was built bad he started screaming at me). They don't know what a T3 is...even though I gave them this link: =| Insatiable need for speed |= and said I wanted that.

They say they are in CT, but as far as I could tell, only a chick on a computer was at that office, the actual shop was in AL.

I would have been fine if they had simply fixed the turbo (I had to pay for a new compressor wheel and shaft) but all they did was slap those parts in a housing that was still not machined correctly. But they fucked me over royally and I'd never ever let anyone buy from them.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:53 PM   #17
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Jeezis, what a cluster ****.

Guys, for christ's sake, buy your stuff from authorized Garrett distributors:

atpturbo.com
tialsport.com
limitengineering.com
blouchturbo.com
turbosdirect.com

These guys are knowledgeable. They are professional. They are the first to have stuff in stock. They are the ONLY ones that have a direct line to Garrett. They will usually have the best pricing too.

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Holy crap.
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Jeezis, what a cluster ****.

Guys, for christ's sake, buy your stuff from authorized Garrett distributor.
I am a big fan of atp as well as the others you listed. i was seeing if these turbos were gonna be worth my while and save me some money. I had an sr20 turbo but sold it to my buddy(fastest stock piston e30 car) for his new tdi build. Honestly it was gonna be WAY to small for my needs. I want to get something bigger and I just happened to stumble upon these guys.

So Brain, do you think it might be worth a chance if i can lay some ground rules and negotiate with them?

btw, I appreciate all the feed back. Youz guyz R sooo super KoolZZ
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I would never recommend them... what type of turbo are you looking for?
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