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Old 06-15-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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hi i searched but found nothing.

i was wondering if this was a real turbonetics turbo...i searched but all the turbonetics turbo seem to look different.

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looks fake to me, the newer turbonetics turbos say TURBONETICS in red across the compressor. The old ones said it with embossed letters in the same polish. Other models have a badge next to the vacuum fitting. whats everyone else think?
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My brand new Turbonetics 60-1 does not have it in red letters, just the polishing, I also have the gold Compressor Backplat. I am not going to say its fake, but it does look suspicious, it does not look VR balanced, they leave a red bead of whatever it is on the compressor wheel to show that its been balanced, that exhaust housing looks legit but the compressor is shady.....

EDIT: what I see on his Compressor wheel is just red paint, what they use is like a glue. And that looks like either an old Turbonetics backplate or a Garrett, my old Garrett T3/T4 had that same backplate.
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thanks for input..keep em comin!!
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looks real to me on the fake turbos the compressor will look like its almost glued together. my T66 doesnt have the big letters on it just the T
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it looks like it has the turbonetics logo on both comp and turbine. why don't you call up turbonetics and see if they've manufactured any that looks like yours.
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i seen that turbo on ebay alot with the same pic and thats what i was wondering was if it was real, but it does not look like mine, so i thought it was fake all the polished oned i have seen say turbonetics on them
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that "vaned" heat sink backplate is almost a dead give away of a fake turbonetics turbo, turbonetics turbo backplates are CNC'd, and come in gold,blue,and polished. also they almost 9 times out of 10 come with BLACK plastic caps, clear blue
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looks fishy to me.
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that "vaned" heat sink backplate is almost a dead give away of a fake turbonetics turbo, turbonetics turbo backplates are CNC'd, and come in gold,blue,and polished. also they almost 9 times out of 10 come with BLACK plastic caps, clear blue
Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Mine had the CNC'd Gold Compressor Cover and came with black caps, those look like SS Auto Blue Caps Click the image to open in full size. I would definately call Turbonetics about it, also mine came with a sticker that had its Serial # on it
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isnt that back plate a garrett/ air research one?
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looks fake to me.....run it and if it blows up then its SSAC
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The backplate is a dead give away, Turbonetics has no association with any other Turbo Manafacturer
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i have seen some T3's on ebay that were part turbonetics and part garrett...the compressor was a turbonetics but the center and turbine was garrett...i wouldnt think there would be to much a problem there ? both are reputable?
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Its still mis-representation
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thats true...it altho on the auctions for the T3's i have seen it does say turbonetics/garrett in the title...atleast they wont blow up like ssac Click the image to open in full size.
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its fake

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i dont thinkj its fake i just think part of it is garrett Click the image to open in full size.
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um no... its fake, most of the parts are garret... parts that didnt pass quality control
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what do u mean by that? so are u saying that is will perfrom like junk ssein as how some of the parts arent turbonetics?
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ugh...

ok.... all the parts that garrett has made get qc'd... if they dont get qc'd they get tossed... or sold, ssac just happens to buy them... whatever.

garrett makes better parts than turbonetics IMO. turbonetics technology is WAAY outdated...

ITS A FUCKING KNOCKOFF TURBO... think of it as a bling'd up ssac
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ohh sorry...didnt realize...wow that sucks...a shitty $650 dollar turbo Click the image to open in full size.
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i saw one dude on egay trying to sell a blatantly obvious ssac/xspower turbo for 900 bucks... and he had 50 of them.

a dead giveaway is the turbine wheel and those ugly blue covers
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most are saying the backplate is garrett..but why does it have the Turbonetics logo on it?

so all in all..would you guys recommend actually using this turbo..or should i just go with another one?

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