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    Ko3s's on Ebay - Are any of them legit?

    Hi All,

    Ive been hunting a Ko3s and ive seen the usual china suspects on ebay etc but ive noticed there are some UK sellers selling a few ko3s that are new but seem to cheap to be legit. They do look quite good mind but i imagine theyll crack as soon as some heat is applied but what do you think? S
    same as the chinese ones?

    AUDI A3 1.8T 20v 00-03 AUM K03 NEW TURBO TURBOCHARGER

    AUDI A3 1.8T 20v 00-03 AUM K03 NEW TURBO TURBOCHARGER | eBay

    Audi A3 1.8T Sport (AGU) - 2000
    Engine: Carbonio CAI/Jetex JR Hybrid Induction, Forge 007p DV, Forge TIP, Longlife S/S Custom Exhaust system, R-Tech Stage 1 Remap, Creation Motorsport Boost Pipe Kit.
    Exterior and Chassis: 18" Cades Tyrus, Euro Wipers, low on JOM Coilovers, Eibach Front & Rear ARB's, Black Angel Eye Headlights, 6000K HID's, S3 Brakes.
    For Sale PM ME - £2500 Mods Inc

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    also this what do people think will it be turd or safe ?

    AUDI A3 1.8T 20V 1996-2003 K03 NEW TURBO TURBOCHARGER | eBay

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    Both copies, = Turds

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    cheers dave. is there an easy way to distinguish between real and fake?

    Audi A3 1.8T Sport (AGU) - 2000
    Engine: Carbonio CAI/Jetex JR Hybrid Induction, Forge 007p DV, Forge TIP, Longlife S/S Custom Exhaust system, R-Tech Stage 1 Remap, Creation Motorsport Boost Pipe Kit.
    Exterior and Chassis: 18" Cades Tyrus, Euro Wipers, low on JOM Coilovers, Eibach Front & Rear ARB's, Black Angel Eye Headlights, 6000K HID's, S3 Brakes.
    For Sale PM ME - £2500 Mods Inc

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    I always go by the triangle it should have 3 "K"s in it and a plate rivited to it

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    ahh nice one cheers dude!

    Audi A3 1.8T Sport (AGU) - 2000
    Engine: Carbonio CAI/Jetex JR Hybrid Induction, Forge 007p DV, Forge TIP, Longlife S/S Custom Exhaust system, R-Tech Stage 1 Remap, Creation Motorsport Boost Pipe Kit.
    Exterior and Chassis: 18" Cades Tyrus, Euro Wipers, low on JOM Coilovers, Eibach Front & Rear ARB's, Black Angel Eye Headlights, 6000K HID's, S3 Brakes.
    For Sale PM ME - £2500 Mods Inc

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    so realistically ebay is sh*t and sells stuff that you wouldn't even put in your grans old people scootay .....

    where would you suggest the best place to be looking for a ko3s with out paying 500 - 600 quid

    also got a reply off the bloke thats selling these i asked him where there made and what there made out of and this was his reply,

    Hi,

    Thank you for your enquiry. the item you looking at is made in UK and is made from same metal material as OEM part. This item as advertised will fit Audi A3 1.8L 20v 180 BHP Turbo 2000 + AUQ / ARZ models.

    Kind Regards

    - uk-performance-uk
    Last edited by coatesy; 19th August 2011 at 11:03.

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    i thought KKK turbos were german? hmm i dont trust ebay.

    all the others ive found have cracks in the exhaust housing or play in the shaft or impeller

    Audi A3 1.8T Sport (AGU) - 2000
    Engine: Carbonio CAI/Jetex JR Hybrid Induction, Forge 007p DV, Forge TIP, Longlife S/S Custom Exhaust system, R-Tech Stage 1 Remap, Creation Motorsport Boost Pipe Kit.
    Exterior and Chassis: 18" Cades Tyrus, Euro Wipers, low on JOM Coilovers, Eibach Front & Rear ARB's, Black Angel Eye Headlights, 6000K HID's, S3 Brakes.
    For Sale PM ME - £2500 Mods Inc

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    Depending on the price of a turbo with a cracked housing, why not buy it then get it rebuilt. could even go hybrid if you like?

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    theyre talking 250 with cracked housing **** that!

    Audi A3 1.8T Sport (AGU) - 2000
    Engine: Carbonio CAI/Jetex JR Hybrid Induction, Forge 007p DV, Forge TIP, Longlife S/S Custom Exhaust system, R-Tech Stage 1 Remap, Creation Motorsport Boost Pipe Kit.
    Exterior and Chassis: 18" Cades Tyrus, Euro Wipers, low on JOM Coilovers, Eibach Front & Rear ARB's, Black Angel Eye Headlights, 6000K HID's, S3 Brakes.
    For Sale PM ME - £2500 Mods Inc

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    I looked at these sorts of things when I was looking at Volvo's.

    You can buy a knock off T19 which mapped will give you the higher end of 380bhp on stock internals (albeit not for long!) on an early T5 engine.

    Everybody told me they were cheap **** and that they would implode and destroy the engine, couldn't see why myself but ho hum.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    theyre talking 250 with cracked housing **** that!
    loool course not for that price, I got mine for 50quid of the bay which aint bad.
    been sitting in the garage for about a year as I was planning to go hybrid but can spare the chash right now.

    Maybe would be cheaper if you search on the bay for a k03 instead of a k03s?

 

 

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