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Knock Off Turbos

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i saw an article somewhere regarding knock offs of turbos

    i think they were turbonetics knock offs, trying to get all my info right

    anyone have a link?
    i've been googling with no sucess...

    off to our forced induction section to look further...
     
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    All I've heard are that for awhile XS-Power units' impeller housings were just glued on.
     
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    epoxied right?

    i think xs power was using "turbonetics" turbos...
     
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    Has anyone disproven this to be a good method ? It sounds more expensive than bolting / clamping.
     
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    If by "disproven" you mean "listened as their impeller housing separated from the turbo under boost" then yes.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    That'll do, pig.
     
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    yea, i think they had pics of the turbo post failure, i'm looking for that...
     
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    xs-turbo = ssautocrome.

    nuff said.
     
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    that's awesome. I mean, they managed to save $0.10 by not bolting or welding anything. That is a company I have to buy from.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    its JDM to glue things together
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i'll glue you a turbo made up of tuna cans. i'll sell it to you for 399. want one?

    i'll call it "dorsal fin" t999
     
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    Tuna cans for $400 ? Sounds like a Mitsubishi to me.
     
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    i'll call it "dorsal fin" t999

    lmao
     
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    people are lazy and amused by shiney things

    you can find used t3/t4's from drag kits and such for the same price or less than those pos chinese remanufactured epoxied turbo's that were used to cut fruit before being polished and put on ebay
     
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