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Old 09-25-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Someone put together a 1.6, 16G turbo kit (allegedly) on fleabay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Miata...31779333QQrdZ1

So, where are the pipes? And can someone please explain the oil drain?

Only 925 Shipped!!!

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Old 09-25-2006, 08:40 PM   #2
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I just ran through about 6 months worth of feedback... same complaints...
LATE SHIPPING (poor company in general)
AUCTIONS FOR ITEMS NOT IN STOCK (I hate that ****!!!)
THINGS DON'T FIT (read: cheap Chinese knock-off crap)
POOR COMMUNICATIONS: (no real customer service program)

And if you read carefully through the feedback, you'll see some horrible grammar (even for standard internet abbreviations)... English is not the owners first language (what does that mean, I don't know).

Remember with ebay, the seller will leave feedback for a buyer usually the instant that payment is received, he has nothing else to leave feedback for ("The guy paid" is all the seller can say). A good buyer will wait until the product is received, installed, and tested. A good buyer will always try to contact the company for several days to resolve a problem prior to leaving feedback. A good buyer would check the feedback from a seller and steer clear of potential problems (like this company seems to have). However, many buyers leave feedback the instant they Paypal. ("Good seller, A+++") WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? So when I see 20 or 30 negative feedbacks, I wonder about all those poor guys who left feedback too early and just give up or deal with a crappy product.
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buy mine.
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buy mine.
No kidding!

It's sad how people put together these "kits" and some guy is going to buy it unaware he's getting ripped hardcore. This ain't a kit, it's a bunch of other ebay stuff thrown together and overpriced to boot.

samnavy, I always look at all the feedback before I buy from an ebay seller, it's telling..
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yea always check ebay feedback
ive had friends ripped off on ebay so im always careful
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The main concern i have is if it is a real 16g and not a chinese knockoff. i paid about 560 bucks for my 16g and 200 bucks for my manifolds shipped so if this has the Jpipe wich is needed to come of the turbo, and oil drain adapter even if you dont use the lines the IC is worth 50-100 bucks i geus and all of the pipes on most setups are custom anyway so this kit has 750-850$ worth of stuff for 960$ shippe. without having to do all the leg work to figure out what you need to make everything work.
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yeah i saw tha yesterday. how the heck is that a kit?
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it is most definately a chinese knock off and not a real MHI turbo. Just look at the lame stamp on the that says "turbocharger".
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not worth it then, just buy it seperate.
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I'm glad they posted 3 of the same pictures, but with the pieces in different spots. Now I want to buy it for sure.
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i think with patience and vigilence you can build a top notch kit from reputable parts for under $2k. the key is knowing what to look for.
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Gotta love having a 1/4" thick downpipe 3" downpipe(2.5" ID)

HAHAHAHAHAA
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