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Old 05-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #21
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How many of you guys who knock eBay turbos have actually used them? To be honest, I've heard mor stories of improper tuning leading to blown motors and poorly ran oil lines than blown turbos from poor quality. I'm not saying go buy these Chinese brands but you might as well IF you running a car without the correct engine management. But at least your being smart about it and getting a tune. It's just annoying when people automatically assume that's if it's from eBay, it's going to blow up. This statement only have true and I will admit its a a huge gamble and risk I'm not willing to take.
I think its less about it being from ebay and more about everything in the kit being no name knock off stuff. Its easy to see why that kit is cheaper, so however you want to put it, it is a risk. Possibly a very expensive risk. If it was a kit that was built with quality parts but still a DIY kit, i doubt many would make fun but probably just reiterate the need for proper tuning. But this kit, stinks of disaster.
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I think its less about it being from ebay and more about everything in the kit being no name knock off stuff. Its easy to see why that kit is cheaper, so however you want to put it, it is a risk. Possibly a very expensive risk. If it was a kit that was built with quality parts but still a DIY kit, i doubt many would make fun but probably just reiterate the need for proper tuning. But this kit, stinks of disaster.
Yeah. I was just referring to the turbo itself. Your right, though poor quality prts in general used together do spell disaster.But I was just pointing ou with use of knockoff turbos it doesn't seem to pose a big of a problem as pople make it seem. I ve known more people blow motors for lack of tuning, wrong gas, or even wrong mateia oil lines. But Shoot I don't recommend kits at all even from a reputable seller, but the just me. But this isn't because of quality. I prefer the generally cheaper more user specific aspect of a Complete DIY setup
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #23
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Which kit is better in everybodies opinion? Focus Sport or Top Speed? I think both are very similar in pricing and quality. The top speed has a manifold which is better than stock, but the focus sport has a better water cooled turbo...I'm torn guys, help me out!
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dollar for dollar I'd go with topspeed. I would upgrade the turbo from a t series to a gt or gtx series though.
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But after the upgrade you'd spend more on the top speed then the fswerks.
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If you want a easy kit I would buy the fsw one. I am sure the top speed kit is just as good.
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Well my only dilemma is, I have a long tube header now. So with FSWerks I would have to purchase a turbo manifold.
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My engine has 170k on it, do you think it's more vulnerable to breaking? I only want to run 5-7 psi for starters until I build it completely.
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My engine has 170k on it, do you think it's more vulnerable to breaking? I only want to run 5-7 psi for starters until I build it completely.
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My engine has 170k on it, do you think it's more vulnerable to breaking? I only want to run 5-7 psi for starters until I build it completely.
Psi doesn't matter. It's CFM that matters. 10 psi from a turbo the size of a T88 would probably blow your motor. 10 psi from the size of a t25 you could run on a stock block.

Figure out how big you want your turbo. Then do things like a compression check and a leak down to give you an idea of the condition of your motor. From the readiing I've been doing its hard to say how much power the stock block can hold. It seems like everyone overbuilds their car. But I think I have read maybe around 300hp is probably the max for a stock block zetec.
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