Ebay turbochargers?

Posted by DSM Chase, Feb 23, 2012
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  1. DSM Chase

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    What do you guys think of Ebay turbochargers? 16G's 20G's?
    Unfortunatly I am really low on funds and need a turbo ASAP, does anyknow know of some desent turbos for under 600$?
     
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    stay away from 90% of anything on ebay, you should be able to get a replacement turbo from the classifieds pretty cheap
     
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    I don't think anything of eBay turbochargers. They aren't worth 2 minutes of thought, let alone $150.

    Best bet is to get a used turbo. Seriously.

    But if you ready any "eBay turbo" thread, you'd know that.
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    They're junk. 'Nuff said.
     
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    sorry for not searching first, i figured the ebay turbos were taboo
     
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    I have heard from SOME people they got lucky and had one last 50k miles. BUT, they had to go through a few before they got a good one.

    So in short they are just not worth it. For $200 you can get an MHI 16g; used of course.
     
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    Does anyone know of any New turbos that are decent for under 600$?

    How about the PT 5252E? says its good for 600HP
     
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    The previous owner had a Big 16g turbo out on my car and it lasted maybe 5 months then boom, my cars sitting at the moment -_- don't waste your time man, and If you're looking to upgrade STM currently has a sale going on and their MHI Evo3 Big 16g Turbo is like 745$ before sale I believe so you May be able to get it down some.
     
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    I had a big 16g I got new off ebay that worked great for 50k miles till the car was wrecked but I looked and found a quality one. You have to look and use your brain and not buy the cheapest one you can find like anything on ebay.
     
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    Im looking to make bigger power than a 16G
     
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    If your in a pinch and don't mind wasting a couple hundred dollars I say go for it. Just remember they are made in China and don't have much quality control. Had a buddy run one in his turbo hatch and it smoked right out of the box. Put in a oil restrictor and that helped. I would say only run one until you can save up for a quality turbo, or better yet buy a used quality turbo for the same price.
     
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    my cxracing 16g lasted 1500 miles. then started to push oil past the seals
     
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    A friend of mine runs an ebay 16g, it works fine, but it spools slower than a bigger turbo would, and I wouldn't trust it. Imo it isn't worth it when you can buy a used turbo for the same price and have a reliable power maker.
     
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    They why not buy a rebuilt Evo 3 16g?
     
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