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Old 05-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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JDM Turbo?

My cousin has a brand new JDM turbo kit that I was looking to buy for my SVT. He said he bought it for $800 and was gonna sell it to me for $500. So I was wondering if I'm getting a deal... Is JDM any good? I also talked to a buddy of mine about it and he told me not to buy a "generic" kit... he said that the bearings in the turbo aren't any good and the wastegate and blow off valve don't seal. But i just want some facts and opinions from someone with more focus knowledge. lol. thanks for the help...


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JDM is not a brand. It is generic eBay sh_t. Stay very far away from anything that says "JDM." Do you know what JDM stands for? Japanese Domestic Market. Last time I checked, there's nothing Japanese domestic about an SVT Focus. For $500, you'd have a lot of shiny paper weights.
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JDM is not a brand. It is generic eBay sh_t. Stay very far away from anything that says "JDM." Do you know what JDM stands for? Japanese Domestic Market. Last time I checked, there's nothing Japanese domestic about an SVT Focus. For $500, you'd have a lot of shiny paper weights.
yeah i knew JDM was japanese or chinese or something. just wasn't sure if it was any good or not. thanks
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If you knew it was Chinese then why'd you even think twice about it? haha
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I suggest doing a lot of reading before you go down this road.
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If you knew it was Chinese then why'd you even think twice about it? haha
lol. i don't know. just to see.
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u can use the tubing and clamps and hose fittings. maybe the intercooler but for the turbo idk.. u could probably use it for now for a while but i would insist on getting a new one.. i would say give him 200 for the piping, intercooler, steel braided oil feed line and oil return line, and all the little clamps and fittings and wat not.
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If the I/C kit doesn't have bead-rolled pipe ends and t-bolt clamps, I wouldn't waste my money.
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