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    Default Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    Think again.

    This is what happens when you put a Chinese Holset copy on a dyno.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za0DieZHMKc
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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    But if you DO get one of those, It would give you a nice audible alert before you BHG all over everything.

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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    Hahahaha thanks for the laugh, it's enough incentive fo me to get a quality brand, although i secretly wonder how many cheap turbos they tested to get one to react in the way that one did.?
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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    Quote Originally Posted by wiseco7mgt View Post
    Hahahaha thanks for the laugh, it's enough incentive fo me to get a quality brand, although i secretly wonder how many cheap turbos they tested to get one to react in the way that one did.?
    It didn't take us long to find one. The Chinese compressor wheels are sub-par and like to explode quite frequently.
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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    Hmm i dont think that i plan on putting a holset under my hood anytime soon. Ill stick with the Japanese if i cant have the Chinese lol

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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    Did you pay attention to what he said? Chinese COPY. Holsets are awesome, as long as you get a genuine Holset.
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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    How do you tell the fakes from the real thing without doing a test like this? I plan to sooner or later go Holset, and would like to live through it.


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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    damn... nice vid.

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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    Real Holset turbo


    Fake

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    Default Re: Want to buy a "Chinese" / Ebay turbo?

    So a real one uses an external gate, 1 less fin on the compressor wheel, has a metal tag, and an ink stamp on the housing?


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