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Is there a list of turbo kits to stay away from?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by Ryma, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Ryma

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    Iam not sure anymore about what turbo kit companys to stay away from.

    I do remember that xs, SSAutochrome and turbonetics are not a reptuable source.
     
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  2. hondasniper

    hondasniper Engine Builder

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    XS... XS Power maybe, but not TurboXS/Turbosmart
     
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    You pretty much have it right, turbonetics is OK but I would much rather a Garrett turbo.
     
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    What's wrong with Turbonetics?
     
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    I have heard mixed stories about them. Some love them because of the better performance aspects for less money but i've also heard the opposite too. That they over boast the numbers on them or some crap. Its rumors so I really dont know for sure. BUT after the BS with SS Autoshit I usually sway away from anything with iffy results.
     
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    don't buy non name brand turbos..they explode on the dyno...seen it..the shaft breaks
     
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    greddy is a decent kit.. may be smog legal too

    after looking at that site.. i see they make one for a Del Sol VTEC.. that means i can technically have one smog legal on my swapped hatch.. woot!!.. time to start saving up $2400
     
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    Or you could build whatever turbo setup you want and slap a fake Greddy CARB sticker on it :D
     
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    they look for engraved part #'s .. that wont work.. though of it already
     
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    After looking the linked one says they use a greddy turbo but I dont know. its not hard to put a housing set on bad inturnals.

    But would it be a respectable turbo kit? Yes I know building one would be cheaper but sourcing parts is quite diffacult sometimes.
     
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    Lol so get it engraved
     
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    so to piece together a turbo kit it'd cost around $2k, right? .. why not spend another $400 and have it smog legal.. :shrug:
     
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    Turbo systems vary greatly, for 2K you could build a system that woops the shit out of the Greedy kit which costs more. But I know you're all about bein legal beagle in Cali, so it's probably worth it to you.
     
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    simple turbo upgrade could solve that problem.. :D
     
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    zomg that's not CARB legal :p
     
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    but if i have the original turbo it is.. :D .. swap it back for smog or inspection
     
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