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Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 1:04 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone knows anything about DSM Turbos?

I'm considering this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ford-turbo-k ... 4aab23d4ee

as a cheap boost solution in my cruiser running EF I6. I did some googling but didn't turn up much (that made sense to me). Is it a chinese dud or what? In the pic it has A/R .70 M24 on the compressor housing. Aren't they Garrett numbers??

Manifold and the rest of the kit looks good to me. Has anyone used this kit before?

Appreciate any help.

Ray
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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 2:49 pm 
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good looking manifold actually, even if the turbo turns out to be rubbish. however it could all be made out of melted down teapots from vietnam...

 

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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:26 pm 
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Oh so you think it might be one of those ceramic turbos? :mrgreen:

I've sent the seller a question about it. Agree though, the manifold and the rest of the kit looks good. My only concern is the turbo. The price for the kit should answer my question - chinese turbo, but I'm hoping someone here tells me they are ok.
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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:01 pm 
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for the price of the kit, the turbo would probably be an ultra cheapy.i.ive never heard of them,, as they say you get what you pay for..
considering a quallity garrett is around the $1300-$2000 mark depending on the type,
i wouldnt expect great quality as in reliabillity or life span from a cheapy turbo, but it will still give the desired result if set up right..
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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Turbo is hit and miss but the manifold looks nice. Just buy it and swap the turbo over when it blows up. Could be weeks, could be years. I know of a monster performance ebay T04E that has been going strong now for about 3 years so they aren't exactly that bad.
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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Hi Ray,
I'm actually using his manifold now on my EF Fairmont with a cheap chinese T70 & 50mm wastegate, have had it on the car for nearly a year now & have never had an issue with it, manifold has a 12mm flange and all welded up nice & clean.
For the money you spend it's good value, I only added a 12:1 FMU and retained my 2.5" Exhaust and couldn't be happier on 8psi
I say go for it :)

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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:28 pm 
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Alot of people are using his manifolds, from all reports they are a very good bit of gear.

Don't know about the turbo though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:12 pm 
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Cheers for the advice. Depending on his reply I'll probably go ahead. Should get the old FJ40 moving a little more briskly. :D
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 Post subject: Re: DSM Turbo
Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:19 am 
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For that price you get the Log Manifold, long runner manifold is an extra $300.00.
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