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Cheap turbos, Very cheap ! your thoughts please?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Andrew@A.L.D, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Andrew@A.L.D Cylinder Head Master

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    WOW that is cheap.

    Scam? I'd hope not, if it is legit, my next turbo....

    :)

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    Chinese copies.

    Barge pole, and wouldn't touch springs to mind. They tend to be poorly balanced and self destruct very quickly
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    I was very suspect about them

    I know someone that works with turbos and could balance one for me if needed?
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    But i doubt the materials used are any good though, turbos get up to crazy temeperatures, get a decent second hand one if you need one to replace.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    yup apparently the internals are cheap **** that will stand up to 6 months if your lucky.... bang after that ive heard
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    add the price off them to the price of a proper one plus labour charges x2 and they're not very cheap....
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    Nothing comes cheap these days! Anything that looks too good to be true, probably is!
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