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T3 turbo any good?

Posted by John Mark Dongon, Feb 10, 2019

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  1. John Mark Dongon

    John Mark Dongon Proven Member

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  2. 2gmitsueclipse

    2gmitsueclipse DSM Wiseman

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    If you're on a budget, go with a 14b or 16g setup. I would skip on that ebay setup personally. You could still run stock boost levels with either setup until you get the required fuel and tuning additions to turn things up a bit.
     

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  3. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    That's a waste of money. That cheap eBay turbo is junk. You will have to put in some work to make that fit, fab a downpipe, work out the intercooler piping. All for a junk turbo. Buy a used 14b or 16g that will truly bolt on
     
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  4. DSMPT

    DSMPT Proven Member

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    If I were you, definitely I wouldn't.
    As for the kit in the link, you will need some modifications and fabrications. Such as you need to fabricate an O2 housing with the flange it comes with the kit. You can't use the velocity stack since you use a MAF, etc etc...
    Within the same budget, you can get some nice 14b or 16g. Definitely it will be better than the eBay kit. Would have less of a hassle in installation, better performance and more reliability.
     

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  5. ThunderChild

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    Chebay turbos are junk. DONT. just don't.
     

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  6. Canadian_CD9A

    Canadian_CD9A Proven Member

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    Gotta give them credit, you get a LOT of crap for $360.
    Basically everyone agrees, get a used Mitsubishi 14B or 16G setup. Avoid Chinese turbos, you'll just be buying again shortly after.
     
  7. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

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    If you want 20 lbs of junk with a compressor housing, turbine housing and some hardware. Seems spendy for those parts tho. Just busting your chops :D
     

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  8. John Mark Dongon

    John Mark Dongon Proven Member

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    Thanks for the info guys, definitely not be buying this kit anymore LOL
     

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  9. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    We have a resident turbo guru that can always fix you up with the proper upgrade for your needs, he does a lot of work for a lot of us and is very reliable and good at it! @JusMX141
    He is the man that answers the questions in our ongoing thread "Questions for Justin" :thumb:
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  10. streetraceboi

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    IF you like nice paper weights I would think its a good option. A bit overpriced for one though L O L
     
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    The 1st rule any new DSM owner should follow is NEVER, EVER, and I mean NEVER cheap out on parts, it just isn't worth it!! DSM's in general have a bad name because of this, take your time and buy PROVEN parts from vendors that support our platform, stay away from Ebay at all costs..
     
  12. JusMX141

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    Can't believe we still have people that think $99 eBay turbos are worth using almost two decades later.
     

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