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Old 12-14-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Ebay turbo kit

I found a cheap turbo kit on ebay that seams to be complete. What do u guys think

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Focus...Q5fAccessories


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Honestly, I don't think these kits are really that bad as far as quality goes. I mean yeah you could spend thousands more on the turbo/manifold/IC but really the most important part here is the tuning afterwards. Don't expect to just bolt this up and drive away. Proper fuel requirements and tuning are key to making a kit like this work properly.
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I think that turbo kit would kill Your engine. I wouldn't put that thing in My trunk if I were going to the dump. That said, I would say save Your money and get a kit from a reputable dealer who actually makes a turbo kit specifically for the Focus.

Sorry, but there's no way I'm putting a subpar turbo(capable of catastrophic failure resulting in complete engine failure) on My car. I spent too much on Her to throw junk like this in Her.
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Pipe is probably good.
Intercooler is probably good.
OBX Manifold and downpipe are probably good.
Heck, pretty much everythig here is alright BUT the TURBO!

My brother bought one of these ebay kits for his Del Sol, and It actually saved him a lot of money. He just MELTED the cheap turbo shaped turbo on the first run. He spent about as much on the Turbo as the rest of the kit. There is also a lot of customization and fab work to to to make the "universal" pipe kit fit.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:35 AM   #5
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its ebay, and you get what you pay for. I never trust parts off ebay unless they are clearly the correct stock part. its like a cheap flee market, everything is a fake.
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why not check the buy/sell forum for complete/partially complete turbo kits that will actually be worth the money.
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doesnt anyone ever do searches anymore? Screw it, I am making a thread.
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^^..lol
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thanks haha

this is why you should avoid it:

eBay Turbo Kits are NOT a direct fit for the focus and are POS
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idk if I would trust anything from Ebay. The amount of money youll be "saving" will just end up going towards repairing the damage it could possibly do to your car. I would save up and just go with the real thing, it may cost more, but at least you know its quality, and as previously mentioned, make sure you get a tune afterwards to make it run properly.
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