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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:47 pm 
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Those turbos have a VERY bad reputation. Extremely poor castings that crack and they are knows for simply falling apart (the compressor housing is glued on). Have a search of some import forums and you will find pictures of catastrophic failures as they send shrapnel through your intake.

here are a few quotes from people who have bought them

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I bought 2 of the XSPOWER turbos and they literally lasted just a couple of hours each


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I bought one of their "GT28RS" turbo's... which btw, are actually rip-off's of the Garrett GT28R.. not the Garrett GT28RS. In any case the turbo lasted 2 days at 14PSI.. 2 days of daily driving


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Don't waste your money on one.....they seize, they crack, the compressor wheels detach themselves from the shaft.....not worth the risk.


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after about 30 miles of driving,the compressor housing broke in half!it appears the two halfs are held together with some kind of epoxy?


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it ran fine for the initial test drive.then,the second time he drove it,after a few minutes it started blowing oil smoke under boost,and was only making a couple pounds of boost.it then went to making a very strange noise when spooling(much more low pitched than the normal turbo sound-probably due to the vanes trying to eat thru the housing ),and would make no boost.


could post heaps more but you get the idea...

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:07 am 
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stockstandard wrote:
Those turbos have a VERY bad reputation. Extremely poor castings that crack and they are knows for simply falling apart (the compressor housing is glued on). Have a search of some import forums and you will find pictures of catastrophic failures as they send shrapnel through your intake.

here are a few quotes from people who have bought them

Quote:
I bought 2 of the XSPOWER turbos and they literally lasted just a couple of hours each


Quote:
I bought one of their "GT28RS" turbo's... which btw, are actually rip-off's of the Garrett GT28R.. not the Garrett GT28RS. In any case the turbo lasted 2 days at 14PSI.. 2 days of daily driving


Quote:
Don't waste your money on one.....they seize, they crack, the compressor wheels detach themselves from the shaft.....not worth the risk.


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after about 30 miles of driving,the compressor housing broke in half!it appears the two halfs are held together with some kind of epoxy?


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it ran fine for the initial test drive.then,the second time he drove it,after a few minutes it started blowing oil smoke under boost,and was only making a couple pounds of boost.it then went to making a very strange noise when spooling(much more low pitched than the normal turbo sound-probably due to the vanes trying to eat thru the housing ),and would make no boost.


could post heaps more but you get the idea...


THANK YOU
that could of been the biggest waist of money.
anyone know of a good turbo to steel off any car for temp use and production of manifold

cheers stock standard

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:13 am 
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Could try a master power t60, brazilian made. The guys on the calais turbo forums rekon they r pretty good and half the price of garrets.
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:31 am 
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Xflow wrote:
anyone know of a good turbo to steel off any car for temp use and production of manifold

only thing worth even considering is the std xr6t turbocharger... all import s**t is too small

 

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