Chinesium turbo install

langsbr

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Has anyone confirmed if the ebay sets are a true TD04 CHRA as claimed?
 

E92-Ghandi

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Reliability wise? But I pulled the trigger on a pair also hope they last!
I've had them for 10,000 km's so far, didn't face any issues and still pushing strong.
Car is tuned @chrisdfv on 21-22 PSI (93 OCT + Meth) and pulls really good. 579HP (virtual dyno) will be hitting a real dyno by the in a couple of weeks.
 
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langsbr

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I've had them for 10,000 km's so far, didn't face any issues and still pushing strong.
Car is tuned @chrisdfv on 21-22 PSI (93 OCT + Meth) and pulls really good. 579WHP (virtual dyno) will be hitting a real dyno by the in a couple of weeks.

Got any logs you can share?
 

E92-Ghandi

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wtf2

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So I went with 17t turbos from viv

do you guys recommend still balancing and getting them check out by a local turbo service specilist?

also besides getting the turbo kit from ecs tuning what else would I need to complete the install or recommend maintance to do while front subframe is off?

thanks
 
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AWCR1MC

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Glad to see so much info on these chinese turbos. I think I’m going to grab the 19T’s this week since VTT has officially lost my business for good. Has anyone fitted the 19T’s yet?
 

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So I went with 17t turbos from viv

do you guys recommend still balancing and getting them check out by a local turbo service specilist?

also besides getting the turbo kit from ecs tuning what else would I need to complete the install or recommend maintance to do while front subframe is off?

thanks

I would for peace of mind, it is small money. The labor to install these is a bitch.

As far as maintenance, you could do your water pump and motor mounts. That is really the only other things in the area iirc. I guess a front sway bar?
 

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I would for peace of mind, it is small money. The labor to install these is a bitch.

As far as maintenance, you could do your water pump and motor mounts. That is really the only other things in the area iirc. I guess a front sway bar?

It’s the perfect time to do the oil pan gasket as well.
 
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IQraceworks

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Any update on the 17t VIV turbos? Are they proving to be reliable? My stockers are starting to smoke.....trying to decide if I want to roll the dice on a set of these chinese turbos.
 

AWCR1MC

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Any update on the 17t VIV turbos? Are they proving to be reliable? My stockers are starting to smoke.....trying to decide if I want to roll the dice on a set of these chinese turbos.
Viv 17t’s are proven to last. I know of a few people who have been running them for 20k+ miles. I’m running 19t’s I had upgraded and rebalanced by turbo labs.