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Old 06-08-2010, 10:22 PM   #121
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i have introduced myself already. and thanks for the advice. i will continue to look in the for sale threads.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #122
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wow found some pretty good info after reading thru all the bull **** people talk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #123
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Fast learner you are.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:15 AM   #124
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What do you guys think of this JDM complete kit that I just saw pop up on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT



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Old 09-30-2010, 08:59 AM   #125
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interesting downpipe there
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:37 AM   #126
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of all the kits, that has the best manifold. the rest is still all a pile of ****. I do like the use of the external wastegate.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:39 AM   #127
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can't find the downpipe on ebay for sale by itsel
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:38 AM   #128
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can't find the downpipe on ebay for sale by itsel
Why would you want to buy the downpipe by itsself
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:15 AM   #129
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ford 5 bolt downpipe that makes use of external wastegate, that and I need a downpipe. I have the same manifold and nearly same turbo
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:24 PM   #130
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Has anyone noticed that there are china turbo being advertised as ball bearings turbos, particularly the GT28? I was browsing through since my turbo is starting to have a lot more play than usual, so Im searching for a replacement in the mean time.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:39 PM   #131
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Has anyone noticed that there are china turbo being advertised as ball bearings turbos, particularly the GT28? I was browsing through since my turbo is starting to have a lot more play than usual, so Im searching for a replacement in the mean time.
I had an OBX GT28R ball bearing turbo and it lasted 5 minutes under 6psi of boost. The bearings just totally took a crap. Therefore, I personally wouldn't recommend a china ball bearing. On that note, the godspeed GT28 journal bearing turbo I'm running now is amazing.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:19 AM   #132
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I think a lot of them are advertised as ball bearing but are in fact completely journal bearing. I have also heard one case where the turbo had a ball bearing at one side of the CHRA and a journal at the other, but I never saw pics or anything. Sounds kinda strange.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:53 AM   #133
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interesting, i guess im going to have to delve further. Thanks for info.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:26 AM   #134
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Here's a video of the obx ball bearing turbo. It spun forever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jHMtaqtNRg

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Here's a video of the obx ball bearing turbo. It spun forever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jHMtaqtNRg




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Old 10-19-2010, 10:34 AM   #136
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Exactly. I went with the Flyin Miata DIY manifold & downpipe, and then bought a Godspeed turbocharger from ebay for $300 bucks. Everything works great.
I looked in the FM site and did not find individual manifold and down pipes ...

Also - noticed that on ebay there are no cast manifolds and down pipes sold together only the flimsy tubular ones.
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I looked in the FM site and did not find individual manifold and down pipes ...

Also - noticed that on ebay there are no cast manifolds and down pipes sold together only the flimsy tubular ones.
http://www.flyinmiata.com/index.php?...0%20%201990-93
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:32 PM   #138
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Yikes ! How could I miss that ?!

Thanks man ! Now I have another option to consider.

Getting closer and closer to screwing up my motor
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:13 PM   #139
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of all the kits, that has the best manifold. the rest is still all a pile of ****. I do like the use of the external wastegate.
Isn't that the kit that had an ad with the EWG duct-taped to the manifold because there's not actually a flange for it?
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:10 PM   #140
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Yikes ! How could I miss that ?!

Thanks man ! Now I have another option to consider.

Getting closer and closer to screwing up my motor
I screwed up my motor the first time I did it with band aids and a crappy setup. You get over it.
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