1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Kinugawa Turbo, Heard of Them?

Posted by 92 GSR-4, Jan 22, 2012

Please Support Miller Import Parts
  1. 92 GSR-4

    92 GSR-4 Supporting VIP

    250
    1
    Joined Nov 1, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    I ran into these guys on Ebay, when I was looking for the 14x1.5 banjo fittings for my turbo and didn't want to spend $60 through FP.

    Long story short, I got my parts and was impressed with the quality. Has anyone else used these guys? Their parts look legit, and they even have down-firing 16G's. Just looking for a review or info, but so far they have my business.

    Here's the link: http://shopping.kinugawaturbo.com/

    Posted in this forum because I'm not sure where else to put it.
     

    Log in/Register to remove ads
  2. TurboAnything

    TurboAnything Proven Member

    676
    8
    Joined Jun 6, 2004
    Bloomingdale, Illinois
    I have had 2 compressor wheels loose chunks from casting flaws. One was a 60-1 wheel and the other a 20g. The 60-1 exploded violently as soon as the new turbo made 5psi. the 20g lasted about 2 months at 24psi then we turned the boost up to 26psi and it lost a large section off the outer rim.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi

    11.338 @ 119.220 MPH
    Loading...
  3. jpmxrider489

    jpmxrider489 Supporting Member

    1,562
    14
    Joined Apr 4, 2010
    pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Bad news:cry:

    I always tried staying away from ebay parts. The only thing a got from them was a coupler and thats because I refused to pay 30 from extreme psi.:thumb:
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Eagle Talon TSi

    20g   manual
    Loading...
  4. 92 GSR-4

    92 GSR-4 Supporting VIP

    250
    1
    Joined Nov 1, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    I don't shy away from buying parts just because they are on Ebay. Forced Performance turbos are listed on Ebay, does that mean they are trash? But I understand your concern and due to the fact I was just looking for some banjo fittings, I was willing to give it a try and, much to my satisfaction, I received exactly what I need and was superb quality.

    Seriously, check these parts out: Kinugawa turbo Online shopping Cart - Turbo oil & water line kit

    I don't plan to run their turbos, but they have my business on some of these accessories. Their turbo install kits look good too, with high-quality metal gaskets.
     
  5. josh1095

    josh1095 Banned Member

    429
    1
    Joined Aug 27, 2009
    st. jacob, Illinois
    if a turbo has ANY questions about its reliability, i would personally stay away from it. and i do plan on using ebay for some stuff like intake, exhaust and other little things. but a turbo, thats a big purchase. hopefully more people weigh in on this. or google the name
     
  6. chrisverneuil

    chrisverneuil Proven Member

    410
    3
    Joined Mar 31, 2011
    Overlea, Maryland
    Did anyone look at the website? A 16G from them is over 700. I havnt seen a "ebay" cheap turbo that high. Stop with the Ebay is BS stuff. You can buy a OEM mitsu turbo from ebay as well. If I had the money i would buy one and test it. Everyone knows the 250 dollar 16Gs suck what about a 770?
     
  7. dsmpat95

    dsmpat95 Proven Member

    670
    8
    Joined Apr 21, 2008
    Savannah, Georgia
    Keep us updated if you keep using them.
     
    My DSM:
    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Autocross Build

    14.571 @ 84.820 MPH
    Loading...
  8. constant_proj21

    constant_proj21 Proven Member

    396
    3
    Joined Jan 27, 2009
    Maplewood, Minnesota
    Those seem like expensive mistakes to me. Their turbos aren't that cheap compared to eBay turbos. Can't speak from first hand experience, but Id take my money elsewhere.
     
  9. dsmlover07

    dsmlover07 Banned Member

    173
    0
    Joined Jan 13, 2012
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    OEm all the way, or a trusted brand, well known.
     
  10. Raph

    Raph Proven Member

    1,189
    6
    Joined Jan 27, 2003
    neunkirchen/germany, Europe
    Funny enough, ive seen this thread title on many different Car Forums..US and Euro based.

    Edit:ebay is a massive platform.

    Im sure many traders also sell their parts not only online,in store etc,but also on ebay to get the biggest possible buying audience.




    subscribed.
     
  11. TurboAnything

    TurboAnything Proven Member

    676
    8
    Joined Jun 6, 2004
    Bloomingdale, Illinois
    The only parts that came from them was the compressor and cover kit i used real Garrett and MHI turbines center sections and bearings. I took a shot in the dark trying them out but they just can not hang. And when the wheels broke apart the off balance caused the turbine wheels to break in half on the shaft.

    On a side not they covered half the cost of the 60-1 wheel for a replacement and then when the 20g wheel went out the sent me a new one for free. But i still had to cover the replacement turbine wheels and rebuild kits. All in all i have lost money using the kits so i can not endorse them.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi

    11.338 @ 119.220 MPH
    Loading...
  12. starfish

    starfish Proven Member

    448
    0
    Joined Feb 20, 2010
    Hamilton, New Jersey
    Although I'm only at 8lbs,Ive been running a cheap ebay turbo that came with a Godspeed turbo kit.The WG was crap right from the start but so far the turbo has NO shaft play yet after 2 years and over 10,000 miles!
     
    Loading...
  13. dsmlover07

    dsmlover07 Banned Member

    173
    0
    Joined Jan 13, 2012
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Some people say their turbos last long, and some dont, make it but again, everyone has a choice on what they choose. At 8 pounds sure.
     
  14. 92 GSR-4

    92 GSR-4 Supporting VIP

    250
    1
    Joined Nov 1, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    I'm talking about the Kinugawa brand parts, not Godspeed or the other Chinese knock-offs. Based on this product here, KINUGAWA TURBO Mitsubishi EVO1-3 DSM VR4 TD05H 16G , it looks like they are selling genuine MHI turbos. This leads me to believe that their 16/18/20G's with the 3" down-firing compressor cover are probably MHI turbos with their custom cover, so this might actually be pretty neat.

    I might buy a few accessories from them, but I'm not in the market for a turbo right now. I'll post any more experiences with them in this thread though.
     
  15. GsxEcutioner

    GsxEcutioner Proven Member

    694
    3
    Joined Sep 3, 2007
    San Bruno, California
    the pic has MHI Evo 3 serial numbers.
     
  16. nastynine

    nastynine Proven Member

    27
    0
    Joined Jul 2, 2009
    Thornwood, New York
    never heard of them. are you running there turbo? how is it?
     
  17. TurboAnything

    TurboAnything Proven Member

    676
    8
    Joined Jun 6, 2004
    Bloomingdale, Illinois
    NO they are not MHI parts! I have used them and the quality is not that good. I would by the covers any day they work just fine as a non-moving part. But any wheels bearings ect stay away.
     
    My DSM:
    1992 Eagle Talon TSi

    11.338 @ 119.220 MPH
    Loading...
  18. crimsondragon

    crimsondragon Proven Member

    2,512
    42
    Joined Dec 17, 2006
    Piscataway, New Jersey
    So by your logic, if Godspeed upped the price of their sh** turbos to 700, then there's a question that it might not suck? :rolleyes:
     
    My DSM:
    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Street Build

    99.000 @ 99.000 MPH
    Loading...
  19. GsxEcutioner

    GsxEcutioner Proven Member

    694
    3
    Joined Sep 3, 2007
    San Bruno, California
    Then someone should be sueing if thats the case. It has pics of a REAL MHI Evo 3 with Serial number and all.
    -shane
     
  20. 91eclipseDSM

    91eclipseDSM Proven Member

    81
    0
    Joined Apr 1, 2012
    Salem, Oregon

    So would you suggest running there 1g oil return lines?

    Turbo Oil Feed Line DSM Eclipse 1g 2G TD05H 14B 16g Turbo to Oil Filter | eBay

    1g 2G DSM Eclipse 4g63 Stainless Turbo Oil Feed Line 16g 20g Head Location | eBay
     
  21. black97spyder

    black97spyder Proven Member

    544
    4
    Joined Oct 13, 2012
    independence, Kansas
    Ive ran alot of their turbo accessories and never had a problem. I did buy their oil return line for a 16g and it ended up being like 18" long when I only needed like 6" end to end. The oil feed line from the ofh was great though and havent had one issue
     
    My DSM:
    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    12.810 @ 106.530 MPH
    Loading...
  22. agentorange313

    agentorange313 Supporting VIP

    1,812
    49
    Joined Dec 21, 2008
    Westfield, New Jersey
    My DSM:
    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    10.455 @ 104.000 MPH
    Loading...
  23. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Supporting Member

    7,867
    49
    Joined Jan 16, 2008
    Wisconsin, Wisconsin
    My DSM:
    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

    13.300 @ 102.400 MPH
    Loading...
  24. 11Banger

    11Banger Proven Member

    308
    0
    Joined Dec 26, 2011
    Ft. Stewart, Georgia
    Seth "OP" no longer has a DSM, he is balling in a Evo now
     
  25. GSLENK

    GSLENK Proven Member

    1,221
    47
    Joined May 25, 2011
    DC, Maryland
    First link looks promising (because of the restricted appearing fitting). Honestly its hard to mess up hoses.

    All my hose parts (mostly PTFE/Teflon) don't leak, and are some eBay no name brand, although they are "made in the USA"... but still no leaks. I use them for meth, oil, coolant. Soon gasoline (because I'm tired of my gas lines permeating fuel odor out of them even though they don't leak), but based on my experience so far, I'm pretty optimistic.

    I personally have only run their 16mm to 6an adapter from the water pipe to the turbo coolant feed. Works fine, seals perfect on both ends. There is a billet 20g wheel thread on here that seems to support the same brand for compressor wheels also, mostly hearsay though not too many numerical facts, but still...

    From my experience the hoses I have built from such no name parts are perfectly fine (leak free, pretty, etc...) have performed better than pre-made (crimped) hoses branded FPS (fragola). And at a slightly lower price point.
     
    My DSM:
    Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...


Log in/Register to remove ads

Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community
Ace Race Parts Archer Fabrication Best Used Tires Boostin Performance ECM Tuning ExtremePSI Feal Suspension Fuel Injector Clinic Jacks Transmissions Jackson Auto Machine JNZ Tuning Kiggly Racing Magnus Motorsports Miller Import Parts Morrison Fabrications OHM Racing Race Components Inc RockAuto Spultronix Performance STM Tuned Tire Rack VR Speed Factory White Shed Speed