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"But, an Ebay Turbo Was All I Could Afford" - learning the lesson

"But, an Ebay Turbo Was All I Could Afford" - learning the lesson

 
Old 04-17-2019, 03:55 PM
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Sometimes you have to spend more in the beginning in order to spend less in the end
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:43 PM
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I wish everyone understood this, as basically rule #1 with doing a build.

Nice video.
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Was that music Russian rap?
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Was that music Russian rap?
You are correct wunfstgsr
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You are correct wunfstgsr
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My eBay 35r is still going strong after two years. It made 441/303 on 19lbs. Paid $225, if it blows I'll buy another. Great turbo for the money. Shaft play still feels like new.

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Lots of people have luck with ebay turbos. Lots of people don't.


Personally I'm not much of a gambling man.
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For me it's not just about the quality but also the performance.
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Lots of people have luck with ebay turbos. Lots of people don't.


Personally I'm not much of a gambling man.
This sums it up. I tell people the same thing, if they want to take a risk, go for it, but if the car is crucial for transportation or if they aren't willing to accept the possibility that the turbo may immediately fail and need to be replaced, or worse cause damage to the engine, not to take that gamble.

I too, am not a gambling man.
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I thought they were fantastic. All the right components are needed. You need to understand how to tune, know the program parameters, and features of the engine management software.

The safeties in the software work well. I think blowing it up is actually hard to do. You almost need to sabotage it.

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